Monday, August 6, 2012
Career- and college-ready cut scores on state tests like the Michigan Merit Exam and the Michigan Education Assessment Program impacted the district's report card.
Today the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) released its school report cards, which includes the list of schools meeting state standards through Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). And all Trenton Public School were successful in achieving AYP. Both Trenton elementary school, Jesse L. Anderson and Richard C. Hedke, received a "B" on their report cards, while Trenton High School and Arthurs Middle School each received a "C." When averaged together the district scored a "C+" overall. “We applaud the hard work and achievement of the educators and students in our Reward Schools because they are zeroed in on improving learning,” said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan in a press release. “We need to instill that goal in …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Trenton Patch sat down with new Superintendent Rod Wakeham to see what he has planned for Trenton Public Schools.
Trenton Patch sat down with new Superintendent Rod Wakeham of Trenton Public Schools to find out his ideas for the coming school year and his thoughts on the recent decline in scores on the Michigan Merit Exam (MME). What can parents, students and members of the Trenton community expect from you in the 2012-13 school year? "They can expect that I'm going to be visible in the district. "My main goal is to take a closer look at what each level is doing." What are your thoughts on the recent results of the Michigan Merit Exam for Trenton High School students? "I'm concerned. "I'm not pleased. We all look at student achievement, as our goal in education, and indicators such as the MME and ACT, even for one year, so that if our performance isn'…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Wayne Sieloff, of the Trenton Board of Education, said he was disappointed only 63 percent of Trenton students were able to answer what he considered to be an easy math question. What do you think?
You don't get to be the editor of Trenton Patch by majoring in Math. The subject is the bane of my existence and I fear it on a regular basis, but I'm not a Trenton High School student. Sophomores at the high school scored just one point higher than the national average on the 2012 PLAN test, a precursor to the ACT, and board of education member Wayne Sieloff said he was disappointed with the results. On the Michigan Merit Exam, Trenton juniors scored below the state average in math and science. Sieloff expressed his unhappiness with the test scores that were presented to the board of education at Monday's regularly scheduled meeting. During the presentation a math question found on the test was reviewed. Sieloff said he was disappointed …
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 subjects.
Trenton Board of Education member Wayne Sieloff said he was "disappointed" after learning that Trenton 11th graders scored below the state average in math and science on the Michigan Merit Exam. Sieloff learned of the test results at Monday's board of education meeting. 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 subjects. "I believe that the board has provided ... resources, even in these trying times, in order to improve this or give the administration and the teachers the tools to do that, and i realize it's going to take some time to do that," Sieloff said. "But, maybe our analysis …
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.
Monday, August 15, 2011
All Trenton schools, however, do well on state grading system, scoring either an 'A' or a 'B.'
Trenton High School did not meet the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, according to statistics released Monday morning by the Michigan Department of Education. Though nearly the entire school met federal requirements, one subgroup did not. Students are characterized into many subgroups, which allows officials to determine what segment of the student population is struggling. At the high school, for instance, students with disabilities were the subgroup that did not meet federal standards. All of the other subgroups at Trenton Public Schools met the required Adequate Yearly Progress or AYP, but if one subgroup does not make AYP then the entire school fails to meet AYP. Schools are judged on how well students perform on …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The district's writing curriculum is changing after 11th-grade students showed little improvement in the subject.
The results for the Michigan Merit Exam were released on June 28 and were presented to board members at Monday’s Trenton Public Schools Board of Education meeting. Board members said they were pleased with the overall results except for writing. The number of proficient 11th-grade students at Trenton High School jumped from 2010 to 2011 in most subjects. More students showed proficiency in the subjects of reading, math and science, but fewer or the same number as last year were proficient in writing and social studies. Writing was a concern for board member Carol Oakley who said state averages in writing were continually rising since 2008, while Trenton students stayed flat. “In the initiatives for improvement, I don’t see a whole lot …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Trenton Patch gets you the information you need to start your day off right.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Trenton students beat the 2011 state average across the board in math, reading, writing, science and social studies.
Trenton's 11th-graders performed better than the statewide average in all five subject areas tested on the Michigan Merit Exam, according to results released this morning by the Michigan Department of Education. The number of proficient students at Trenton High School jumped from 2010 to 2011 in most subjects. More students showed proficiency in the subjects of reading, math and science, but fewer or the same as last year were proficient in writing and social studies. The average ACT scores for the district also improved slightly since last year, and were higher than the state average. The Michigan Merit Exam is given every March and tests students based on statewide high school standards in reading, writing, mathematics, science and …