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MEAP Scores 2010

April 1, 2011

The State of Michigan has released MEAP Scores today.  They are available on both the Detroit Free Press website and the State of Michigan Office of Educational Assessment and Accountability website.  The OEAA website also breaks down the scores by the levels of Advanced, Proficient, Partially Proficient, and Not Proficient.  However, it is more difficult to do a year to year comparison as only one year’s data is shown at a time.  Rochester Patch has also provided breakdowns by school and district averages for Rochester Community Schools.

I’ve included Rochester Community Schools (our district), Albion Public Schools (our superintendent-select’s district), and statewide data.

Raw MEAP Scores

Here are the Raw MEAP Scores from 2006 to 2010 for Rochester, Albion, and Statewide.

Regarding Rochester, results were mixed, but there were no significant swings of 5 or more points district-wide.  Individual schools have not been examined.

For Albion, results were also mixed, but there were some significant swings of greater than 5 points.

  • Third-grade math went down 5.8
  • Fourth-grade reading was up 11.8
  • Fifth-grade math was up 5.6
  • Fifth-grade reading was up 9.6
  • Sixth-grade math was down 5.4
  • Sixth-grade social studies was up 5.2
  • Seventh-grade math was up 13.6
  • Eighth-grade math was up 18.8
  • Eighth-grade science was down 8.3

District

ROCHESTER COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

3rd grade

Math Reading
Met Included Met Included
2006 95.5% 1095 94.8% 1087
2007 97.4% 1078 96% 1071
2008 96.9% 1042 94.6% 1034
2009 99% 1085 97.3% 1081
2010 98.8% 1023 93.2% 1018
Compare 3.3 -1.6

4th grade

Math Reading
Met Included Met Included
2006 94.7% 1094 94.5% 1087
2007 96.8% 1112 95.3% 1104
2008 96.3% 1090 94.9% 1083
2009 98.4% 1048 94.2% 1044
2010 97.4% 1134 94.2% 1129
Compare 2.7 -0.3

5th grade

Math Reading Science
Met Included Met Included Met Included
2006 93.5% 1128 96.1% 1120 95.4% 1128
2007 94.8% 1102 94.6% 1091 95.4% 1101
2008 95% 1128 95.3% 1112 95.5% 1127
2009 94.3% 1118 95% 1114 94.4% 1117
2010 94.4% 1070 95.6% 1062 93.6% 1070
Compare 0.9 -0.5 -1.8

6th grade

Math Reading Social Studies
Met Included Met Included Met Included
2006 92% 1128 96.2% 1120 91.7% 1126
2007 92.7% 1147 95.2% 1137 91.1% 1146
2008 94.3% 1135 94.2% 1128 92.4% 1134
2009 95.9% 1137 96.7% 1138 90.1% 1146
2010 94.5% 1157 95.1% 1157 92.2% 1157
Compare 2.5 -1.1 0.5

7th grade

Math Reading
Met Included Met Included
2006 90% 1118 95% 1110
2007 91% 1148 91% 1145
2008 94% 1178 93.7% 1171
2009 95% 1129 95.6% 1125
2010 95.3% 1165 93.8% 1162
Compare 5.3 -1.2

8th grade

Math Reading Science
Met Included Met Included Met Included
2006 91.9% 1120 94.7% 1116 92.4% 1120
2007 90.8% 1153 93.7% 1147 93% 1151
2008 92% 1163 92% 1156 92% 1165
2009 89.6% 1178 95.5% 1178 91.7% 1185
2010 93.6% 1147 94.8% 1144 92.9% 1147
Compare 1.7 0.1 0.5

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District

ALBION PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

3rd grade

Math Reading
Met Included Met Included
2006 91.9% 86 84.9% 86
2007 85.9% 78 80.8% 78
2008 97.4% 77 80.8% 78
2009 100% 78 80.5% 77
2010 94.2% 69 81.4% 70
Compare 2.3 -3.5

4th grade

Math Reading
Met Included Met Included
2006 82.4% 68 80.6% 67
2007 74.7% 75 78.7% 75
2008 84.1% 69 69.6% 69
2009 98.5% 65 73.8% 61
2010 98.4% 61 85.5% 62
Compare 16 4.9

5th grade

Math Reading Science
Met Included Met Included Met Included
2006 52.9% 87 67% 88 68.2% 85
2007 56.9% 58 76.4% 55 68.4% 57
2008 68.3% 60 54.2% 59 70% 60
2009 72.2% 72 70.4% 71 72.2% 72
2010 77.8% 45 80% 45 73.3% 45
Compare 24.9 13 5.1

6th grade

Math Reading Social Studies
Met Included Met Included Met Included
2006 56.7% 90 77.5% 89 62.9% 89
2007 38.3% 81 63.3% 79 51.9% 81
2008 64.9% 57 72.4% 58 69.1% 55
2009 83.7% 49 75.5% 49 59.2% 49
2010 78.3% 60 75.4% 61 64.4% 59
Compare 21.6 -2.1 1.5

7th grade

Math Reading
Met Included Met Included
2006 25% 92 80.2% 91
2007 43% 86 50.6% 85
2008 47.8% 67 56.7% 67
2009 67.3% 55 54.5% 55
2010 81.8% 44 59.1% 44
Compare 56.8 -21.1

8th grade

Math Reading Science
Met Included Met Included Met Included
2006 41.9% 86 56.3% 87 59.8% 87
2007 33.3% 87 55.2% 87 45.3% 86
2008 58.4% 77 58.4% 77 64.9% 77
2009 33.8% 71 62.5% 72 54.2% 72
2010 52.6% 57 58.6% 58 43.9% 57
Compare 10.7 2.3 -15.9

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District

STATEWIDE

 

3rd grade

Math Reading
Met Included Met Included
2006 87.9% 117088 87.4% 116464
2007 90.2% 115560 86.4% 114870
2008 91.3% 115323 86.4% 114591
2009 94.8% 113005 89.8% 112375
2010 95.3% 110058 86.8% 109935
Compare 7.4 -0.6

4th grade

Math Reading
Met Included Met Included
2006 84.6% 117078 84.9% 116371
2007 85.8% 115702 84.5% 114950
2008 87.9% 114239 82.8% 113561
2009 92.3% 113736 84.1% 113045
2010 91.5% 112919 84.1% 112549
Compare 6.9 -0.8

5th grade

Math Reading Science
Met Included Met Included Met Included
2006 75.9% 117827 84.1% 117193 82.8% 117959
2007 74.2% 116046 81.6% 115371 81.7% 116024
2008 76.8% 115037 81.5% 114426 83.1% 115093
2009 79.5% 113025 85.2% 112509 81% 113869
2010 79.9% 114234 85.1% 113922 78.1% 114368
Compare 4 1 -4.7

6th grade

Math Reading Social Studies
Met Included Met Included Met Included
2006 69% 121506 83.3% 121117 74.3% 121599
2007 72.7% 117925 81.8% 117412 72.6% 117968
2008 79.9% 116266 80.5% 115728 73.6% 116272
2009 82% 114497 87.7% 114180 73.4% 115532
2010 84.5% 114137 84% 113971 75.3% 114479
Compare 15.5 0.7 1

7th grade

Math Reading
Met Included Met Included
2006 64.3% 124763 79.7% 124474
2007 72.7% 121763 72.5% 121310
2008 82.6% 117869 79.6% 117519
2009 82.2% 115602 82% 115402
2010 84.6% 115756 79% 115696
Compare 20.3 -0.7

8th grade

Math Reading Science
Met Included Met Included Met Included
2006 68.1% 126803 75.6% 126689 74.9% 126964
2007 71.6% 122797 77.1% 122418 79.2% 122780
2008 74.5% 120049 75.5% 119665 76.3% 119827
2009 70.3% 116008 83.4% 115936 75.9% 116820
2010 78% 115602 81.9% 115551 78.1% 115618
Compare 9.9 6.3 3.2

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MEAP Score Comparison by Proficiency Level

What I find more interesting is comparing MEAP Proficiency Levels (Excel Spreadsheet) between the districts.  Of the 79% of those who met or exceeded standards on the state level on the various exams, an average of 46% were advanced and 54% were proficient.  In Rochester Community Schools, the percent of advanced was significantly higher.  Of the 92% who met or exceeded standards, 69% were advanced and 32% were proficient.  In Albion, the numbers were essentially reversed.  Of the 78% who met or exceeded standards, 37% were advanced and 63% were proficient.  (Advanced is the higher level.)

Example bell curves of the three groups would look something like this:

MEAP 2010 State
MEAP 2010 Rochester
MEAP 2010 Albion

Why did I present this data?  I didn’t do it to knock Albion, but it does need to be shown that there is substantial difference between the two districts in terms of MEAP Scores.  Saying that in one district, 92% met or exceeded standards and the other 78% met or exceeded standards does not show the full gulf between the academics of the two districts.

Second, this gulf is going to get much wider very soon.  New MEAP cut scores are coming out next year.  My guess is that they will be fairly close to the Advanced cut score on the current tests.  If this is the case, Rochester would have had 72% of student’s exams at met or exceeded standards and Albion would have 29%.  (State numbers would be 41%.)  Looking at the MME results, even moving cut scores to the Advanced mark would appear to be too low to predict college readiness.

There are significant demographic differences between Rochester and Albion that account for some of the differences in MEAP scores.  I give Mr. Clarke credit that Albion’s MEAP scores in math did increase while he was superintendent and MEAP scores in reading appear to have begun increasing as he stated.  But the enormous gulf in MEAP scores between Albion and Rochester still raises the question of if there will need to be a significant mindset change for him to be an effective superintendent here.  Time will tell and our community will need to help with information and support to assist him in his new role.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 1, 2011 11:21 AM

    I like the graphs, Joshua. I had never looked at it that way. Interesting.

    If you are still in a number cruching mood, you should take a look at districts with demographics similar to Rochester, such as Grosse Pointe, B’ham, Bloomfield, Troy, Forest Lake, East Lansing, Ann Arbor, Novi, etc…

    Those will be much more meaningful comparisions than just looking at the statewide averages.

  2. Angela Korn permalink
    April 1, 2011 3:26 PM

    The ACT comprehensive college readiness benchmark score disparity between Rochester (34.7%) and Albion (4.9%) is even more dramatic.

    Rochester’s college-readiness trend data can and should provide fundamental metrics for assessing Mr. Clarke’s effectiveness as superintendent.

    Let’s hope the school board will track these trends carefully.

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