Mike Wilkinson

Michigan’s M-STEP test scores are difficult to interpret because so many students — including some of the most vulnerable in the state — didn’t take the exam.
Michigan public school students show marked improvement compared to their peers in other states, according to national test results released Wednesday.
One judge asked the question that worries Michigan leaders: “How much would it cost to fix the Detroit schools?”
After several years of flat or declining results, scores on Michigan’s M-STEP exam show faint signs of improvement.
Despite years of education reform, millions of dollars in targeted spending, scores on the M-STEP sank even lower this past school year in most grades and test subjects.