Education Trust–Midwest

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.

Ed Trust-Midwest supports Michigan’s college- and career-ready standards, assessment

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (February 5, 2014)  -- Today the Education Trust-Midwest testified to the Michigan legislature in support of the state’s plans to implement a new college- and career-ready state assessment system – and higher Michigan standards for teaching and learning – during the coming school year of 2014-15. 

Ed Trust-Midwest Applauds Snyder's Focus on Teaching Quality & Support

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (January 16, 2014)  -- Tonight, the Education Trust- Midwest applauds Governor Rick Snyder for his recognition of the importance of teacher support and evaluation in his State of the State speech.