MEAP scores high, low Downriver

By ANDREA POTEET

Sunday Times Newspapers

Results of the 2012 Michigan Educational Assessment Program test were released Feb. 11 and show statewide gains in reading and math at all grade levels.

Downriver’s results tended to follow that trend, with proficiency higher in math and reading than science and social studies.

Phone calls left with Allen Park Public Schools Supt. John Sturock, Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Supt. Cora Kelley, Riverview Community Schools Supt. Russell Pickell and Wyandotte Public Schools Supt. Carla Harting were not returned by press time.

Allen Park third-grade scores represented 39 percent of students scoring in the “proficient” category for math and 64 percent for reading. The test covered 300 students.

Fourth-grade students in the district scored 40 percent proficient in math, 70 percent in reading and 33  percent in writing. The test was taken by 227 students.

In fifth grade, 46 percent scored proficient in math, with scores for reading and science in that category coming in at 64 percent and 10 percent respectively.  Taking the test were 279 students.

Sixth-grade students in the district scored 36.6 proficient in math, 51.6 percent in reading and 29.9 percent in social studies. Taking the test were 279 students.

Seventh grade had 35.6 percent of students scoring proficient in math, 56 percent in reading and 49 percent in writing. Tested were 295 students.

In eighth grade, 29.4 percent were proficient in math, 9.1 percent in reading, and 5.8 percent in science of the 286 students tested.

Ninth-graders were tested in social studies and 25 percent of the 306 tested scored in the proficient category.

In Wyandotte, third-graders scored 41 percent proficient in math and 53 percent proficient in reading of the 300 students tested for each subject.

Fourth-graders scored proficient in math, reading and writing 45 percent, 61 percent and 35 percent respectively. Tested were 273 students.

In fifth grade 43 percent of the 288 students were proficient in math, 66 percent in reading, and 4 percent in science.

In sixth grade, 18.8 percent of the 271 tested students were proficient in math, 48 in reading, and 18.6 percent in social studies.

In seventh grade, 27 percent of the 293 tested students were proficient in math, 45 percent in reading, and 39 percent in writing.

In eighth grade, 19 percent of the 296 tested students were proficient in math, 56 percent in reading and 8.7 percent in science.

Ninth grade students were tested in social studies and 18 percent of the tested 421 were proficient in that subject.

In Riverview, 42 percent of the 197 third-graders tested were proficient in math, while 66 percent were proficient in reading.

Fourth-graders scored proficient to the tune of 37 percent in math, 71 percent in reading and 42 percent in writing. About 200 were tested.

In fifth grade, 171 students were tested and 33 percent scored proficient in math, 63 percent in reading, and 8.6 percent in science.

In sixth grade, 215 students were tested and 27 percent were proficient in math, with 53 proficient in reading and 28 percent in social studies.

In seventh grade, 214 students were tested in math, reading and writing, with 39 percent, 52 percent, and 44 percent “proficient” scores in those categories, respectively.

In eighth grade, 200 students were tested in math, reading and science and 25 percent, 57 percent and 14 percent were deemed “proficient” in

those categories, respectively.

For the 290 ninth-graders who took the social studies test, 44 percent came in “proficient.”

In Mel-NAP schools, 26 percent of the 205 tested third-graders came in as proficient in math, while 46 percent of them did so in reading.

In fourth grade, 187 students were tested in math, reading and writing, with proficiencies of 23 percent, 53 percent, and 17 percent respectively.

In fifth grade, 29 percent of the tested 253 were proficient in math, 52 percent in reading and 2 percent in science.

In sixth grade, 248

students were tested in math, reading and social studies, with 21 percent, 48 percent and 9.1 percent ranking as “proficient” respectively.

About 215 seventh-graders were tested in math, reading and writing, and 14 percent, 40 percent, and 30 percent were deemed “proficient” in those categories.

In eighth grade, 206 students tested in math, reading, and science, with 9.7 percent proficiency in math, 55 percent in reading, and 1.4 percent in science.

About 245 ninth graders tested in social studies, with 13.9 percent proficiency.