2013 MEAP Scores Released
- Published on Friday, 28 February 2014 10:25
Alpena Public Schools' most recent Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) results have been released, and the District is making significant gains across the tested areas.
"We are pleased with this year's results," said APS Superintendent Brent Holcomb. "A lot of effort has gone into aligning our curriculum and dialing in our teaching. The scores show that we're moving in a positive direction and making an impact for kids."
MEAP tests are given to all public school students in grades 3 through 9 across Michigan. Math and reading are tested in grade 3 through 8, with additional tests administered in writing to 4th and 7th graders, science to 5th and 8th graders, and social studies to 6th and 9th graders. These assessments are one important measure the district uses to gauge the effectiveness of its programs.
Some of the highlights of this year's MEAP results for APS include:
- The district's 3rd and 4th graders scored the area's highest percent proficient in math.
- 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in APS have shown improvement for three consecutive years in math with 7th and 8th grade math scores the highest in the area.
- APS's percent of 4th graders scoring proficient in writing was the highest in the area.
- Grades 3 through 6 and grade 8 all surpassed the state's percent proficient in reading.
- Our percent proficient in science is the highest in the area and ahead of statewide results.
Assessment such as MEAP help provide direction as the district focuses on its improvement efforts. "There are always areas for improvement," remarked Mr. Holcomb. "We are working hard to concentrate our resources on activities that will sustain our momentum. It's a team effort."