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DeGrow, Ben; Klingler, Ronald – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2018
This report represents the third in a series designed to measure the academic performance of Michigan elementary and middle schools, and the first of the series to use results from the M-STEP assessment. Similar report cards were published in 2013 (ED560064) and 2015 (ED568656), based on different but overlapping years of scores on the defunct…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Educational Quality, Public Schools
Spalding, Audrey; DeGrow, Ben – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2016
This is the Mackinac Center's fourth school report card and covers elementary and middle schools. A similar report card was published in 2013, and this edition includes two years' worth of new data. A unique characteristic of this report card is that takes into consideration the "context" of a school when assessing its performance.…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Educational Assessment, Regression (Statistics), Academic Achievement
Van Beek, Michael – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2013
This study is an examination of Florida and Michigan's performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress's (NAEP) standardized test, often referred to as "the nation's report card." Immediately prior to and during Florida's immense improvement on these scores from the past 15 years, the state made substantial changes to its…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Educational Assessment, Achievement Rating, Educational Improvement
Spalding, Audrey – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2013
The Michigan Context and Performance Report Card measures school performance by adjusting standardized test scores to account for student background. Comparing schools using unadjusted test scores ignores the significant relationship between academic performance and student socioeconomic background--a dynamic outside a school's control. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Regression (Statistics), Achievement Rating, Comparative Analysis