Education Trust–Midwest

What Michigan can learn from leading education states (guest commentary)

Tennessee — not traditionally a high-performing education state — recently made national headlines for becoming the nation’s leading state for student learning growth in some key subjects.

The country was surprised, but Tennessee leaders were not.

Michigan now ranks in bottom five states for learning progress in some subjects

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (April 3, 2014)  -- Michigan now ranks in the bottom five states for student learning progress over the last decade in some subjects, according to The Education Trust-Midwest’s new 2014 State of Michigan Education report.  Michigan is one of only six states in the nation that posted negative student growth in fourth-grade reading, according to new national assessment data. 

Stalled to Soaring: Michigan’s Path to Educational Recovery

ETM's 2014 State of Michigan Education report -- “Stalled to Soaring:  Michigan’s Path to Educational Recovery” -- is the result of months of research and a year of Ed Trust-Midwest’s efforts to monitor where Michigan is making progress on improving public education. 

Publication date: 
April 3 2014

Michigan Student Performance Weak

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (February 28, 2014) – Michigan student performance in grades 3-9 is weak and stalled, according to data released today from the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP). Seventy percent of fourth-graders were proficient in reading and only 34.5% of eighth-graders were proficient in math in 2013.

Ed Trust-Midwest Testimony to Legislature on Educator Support and Evaluation

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (February 19, 2014)  -- Today the Education Trust-Midwest testified to the Michigan legislature in support of the state’s plans to develop Michigan’s first statewide system of educator support and evaluation, alongside a new K-12 data system that can be used to drive early interventions for children as early as grades K through 3.