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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
DeGrow, Ben; Klingler, Ronald – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2017
The 2016 Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Report Card is the third edition in a series of analyses designed to measure high school performance. The first report was published in 2012 (ED541512) and was followed by a 2014 analysis (ED560065). This report is a school-level assessment of academic performance based on a four-year…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High Schools, High School Students, Standardized Tests
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
DeGrow, Ben; Hoang, Ed – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2016
What is the relationship between school spending and student achievement in Michigan? That is the question this paper attempts to answer. The bulk of the research on this question has typically shown that there is little correlation between spending and achievement, but it is possible that Michigan's public schools are an exception to this…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance, Regression (Statistics)
Spalding, Audrey – Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2014
The 2014 Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Report Card is the Mackinac Center's second effort to measure high school performance. The first high school assessment was published in 2012, followed by the Center's 2013 elementary and middle school report card, which used a similar methodology to evaluate school performance. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Testing