Education Trust–Midwest

New Data Show Detroit Student Performance Lowest in Nation for Urban Students

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (December 18, 2013) – Detroit Public School student achievement continues to be devastatingly low – and has changed very little in the last four years – according to today’s release on student performance in the country’s largest urban school districts from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Support, Invest in Michigan Teachers and Students

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (December 12, 2013) -- Michigan students continue to fall behind their peers in other states in learning. According to 2013 national assessment data, an appalling 69 percent of Michigan fourth-graders cannot read on grade level – an indicator of future academic success. Neither our students nor our state's economic future can afford to wait to turnaround our state's educational system.
 
In a new report, the Education Trust-Midwest provides a common sense roadmap for the state to put its schools, educators and students on a path to higher learning.
 

Op-ed: Michigan needs a smart, statewide system to measure student growth

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (December 5, 2013) -- Today the Education Trust-Midwest joins leaders at Grand Rapids Public Schools, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Muskegon Public Schools, Middle Cities Education Association and Democrats for Education Reform- Michigan in calling for a smart state-wide system to measure reliable student growth.

ETM Statement on Proposed New “A to F” School Accountability System

(November 13, 2013) -- Thank you for giving us the chance to speak to you today about HB 5112, the proposed A to F school accountability bill. I am Amber Arellano, the executive director of the Education Trust-Midwest. With me today is Daria Hall, the Director of K-12 Policy Development at the national Education Trust. Daria is one of the country’s foremost experts in school accountability. Ed Trust – Midwest is a non-partisan, data-driven education research and advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels – pre-kindergarten through college.

Michigan Achievement Makes Little Progress

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (November 7, 2013) –  Michigan now ranks in the bottom third of all states in fourth-grade reading, fourth-grade math, and eighth-grade math, according to new data released today from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Michigan’s fourth-grade African-American students continue to rank last in math, compared to their counterparts around the country.