Education Trust–Midwest

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.

Education Trust-Midwest Testimony to the Michigan Legislature on State Assessment Options

(February 5, 2014) -  Today Amber Arellano, Executive Director, and Sarah Lenhoff, Director of Policy and Research of the Education Trust – Midwest, gave testimony to the Michigan Legislature on Michigan’s state assessment options. Their testimony follows.