Monday, February 11, 2013
Check back with Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch at 10 a.m. Monday for a look at how students fared on their Fall 2012 Michigan Education Assessment Program exams.
Michigan students' MEAP results will be released Monday morning for Trenton and Grosse Ile students, and in all public schools across the state. The results were scheduled to be released at 10 a.m. The Michigan Education Assessment Program exam assesses students in grades 3 through 9: The annual test is designed to show students' proficiency in career- and college-ready materials. The MEAP is administered by the Department of Education, which is releasing the data on Monday. The MEAP as a standard of measuring student achievement is on its way out; beginning in the 2014-15 school year, students will be given an online exam to test their knowledge of core subjects. (Read: Just the Facts: New Test to Replace MEAP.) Check back with Trenton-…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The head of the Michigan Department of Education asserts that higher wages would encourage more people to become teachers.
The key to getting more qualified math and science teachers into Michigan schools is simple, according to state Superintendent Mike Flanagan: pay them more. Flanagan, who heads up the Michigan Department of Education, said Monday at an assembly of scientists at Michigan State University that Michigan schools need more math and science teachers. The problem, he said, is that most scientists and mathamaticians don't consider teaching in public schools to be a viable career option. “We can do all we want with content standards, but the elephant in the room is that it won’t do much good if we don’t have enough math and science teachers in our schools,” Flanagan said while discussing science standards in K-12 shools, according to a release from…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Teachers nominated for Teacher of the Year in Michigan must apply for the award by answering a battery of questions including bacground and phylosphy of teaching.
The 2013-14 Michigan Teacher of the Year could be teaching your son or daughter at Trenton High School. Teachers Mark Hoffman and Rebecca Caldwell recently submitted applications for the statewide award. The two were nominated anonymously in November 2012. Hoffman, who teaches history and political science, and Caldwell, who teaches science, chemistry and math, collectively have almost 30 years experience teaching in Trenton Public Schools. Both teachers had to meet a set of criteria to be considered for the prestigious award. According to the Michigan Department of Education website, each nominee: Caldwell said she was instantly curious about who nominated her. "It's always nice when somebody thinks something you spend so much time doing …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Patch blogger and Trenton teacher Mark Hoffman offers insight and criticism of potential education reform in Michigan.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Michigan families with an annual income of $14,521 or less qualify for free or reduced lunch, according to the Michigan Department of Education.
The Michigan Department of Education released Wednesday the annual household income guidelines for free or reduced lunch and free milk for Michigan families -- including those in the Trenton Public School District. The guidelines were established by the United States Department of Agriculture and apply to school districts throughout Michigan. About 27 percent of students in Trenton Public Schools receive free or reduced lunch, which makes up about 680 students at all grade levels. The income guidelines are effective from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. Here are the scales for free meals or free milk and reduced price meals provided by the Michigan Department of Education: $14,521 $19,669 $24,817 $29,965 $35,113 $40,261 $45,409 $50,557…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Data from the Michigan Department of Education shows the Class of 2013 did worse on the Michigan Merit Exam than their predecessors.
Trenton High School students scored above state average on the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) in all subjects except math and science. Trenton students scored four points lower than state averages in both math and science, according to a report released by the Michigan Department of Education this morning. Last year, Trenton students performed better than the statewide average in all five subject areas tested. The test, taken each spring by high school juniors, showed that the Class of 2013 fared slightly better than their recently graduated peers in reading, writing and social studies. Students also took the ACT. Trenton's average composite ACT score is 19.5, which it about a point lower than last year. Trenton's ACT score is slightly above …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Michigan Department of Education will release test scores for the Michigan Merit Exam and the ACT college entrance exams today for Trenton Public Schools.
The Michigan Department of Education will release test scores for the Michigan Merit Exam and the ACT college entrance exams today. The results will be released at 10 a.m. Check back with Patch.com later today to find out how Trenton Public Schools fared. Last year, scores on the MMEs increased slightly in Trenton schools, placing the district in Michigan ahead of the state average. The 2012 tests were adminstered in the spring. Parents should be receiving individual students' results soon.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Changes will take place during the 2014-2015 school year.
Paper and pencil for statewide tests will soon be a thing of the past for Michigan students as they prepare to take a new online assessment detailed during a roundtable Monday by the Michigan Department of Education. The exam will replace the standardized MEAP and MME assessments in math, reading and writing, beginning during the 2014-2015 school year. The MEAP and MME assessments will still be given in science and social studies. But unlike the tests students are used to, the new statewide exam will not have a common set of questions. Subsequent questions will be determined based on how a student answers the previous one. A correct answer yields a harder one. An incorrect responce yields an easier question. The goal is to have students …
The new online assessment will replace the MEAP and MME tests in math, reading and writing beginning during the 2014-15 school year.
Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, students throughout Michigan will be given an online exam to test their knowledge of core subjects. The test replaces the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) and the Michigan Educational Assessment Progam (MEAP) in all subjects except social science and science. Called Smarter Balanced, the exam was produced by The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, a state-led effort to provide consistent and comparable standards, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, in English language arts, literacy and mathematics. Smarter Balanced recently released a Technology Readiness Tool for districts to measure readiness to move to an online assessment program. Martineau said only about 6 percent of districts have taken …