no child left behind http://michiganradio.org en What do you want to see in a standardized state test for Michigan students? http://michiganradio.org/post/what-do-you-want-see-standardized-state-test-michigan-students <p>Michigan students have been taking the same standardized test for decades. It’s known as the MEAP.</p><p>But this year the MEAP test will be completely re-done and students will take it in the spring instead of the fall. After next year, it’s not clear what test students will take.</p><p>The state was all set to switch over from the MEAP to a test called “Smarter Balanced.” But state lawmakers balked at the idea, because the test aligned to the controversial common core standards.</p><p>Lawmakers wanted the state to stick with the MEAP.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 18479 at http://michiganradio.org What do you want to see in a standardized state test for Michigan students? Michigan politics: The week in review http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-politics-week-review-1 <p>In this Saturday&#39;s <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/week-review">Week in Review</a><strong>, </strong>Michigan Radio&#39;s <strong>Rina Miller </strong>speaks with Political Analyst<strong> Jack Lessenberry </strong>about auto earnings, the new state model for measuring K-12 academic achievement, and the primary election coming up on Tuesday.</p><p><strong>RM:</strong> U.S. car companies announce their profit statements this week. How are things looking, Jack?</p> Sat, 04 Aug 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Rina Miller & Jack Lessenberry 8534 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan politics: The week in review Changeup underway in the way state grades schools http://michiganradio.org/post/changeup-underway-way-state-grades-schools <p>Michigan will change how it measures success and what it calls under-performing schools. In the future, schools that fall short will be called &ldquo;priority schools,&rdquo; and receive some coaching, and other help developing improvement plans.</p><p>The state recently won a waiver from the federal government&rsquo;s No Child Left Behind Act&nbsp; to give it more flexibility in its school improvement plans.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:49:37 +0000 Rick Pluta 8488 at http://michiganradio.org Changeup underway in the way state grades schools MSU study finds English language test is negatively affecting some Michigan school children http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-study-finds-english-language-test-negatively-affecting-some-michigan-school-children <p>In 2011,&nbsp;nearly 70,000 Michigan school children who speak English as a second language had to take a special test of their English language skills. A new <a href="http://news.msu.edu/story/10139/">Michigan&nbsp;State University study</a> says that test is causing unintended&nbsp;problems for those students.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-22709_40192---,00.html">English Language Proficiency Assessment</a> is intended to identify which students may need help learning English as&nbsp;their second language.</p> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 21:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 5454 at http://michiganradio.org MSU study finds English language test is negatively affecting some Michigan school children More Michigan schools fail to meet federal education goals http://michiganradio.org/post/more-michigan-schools-fail-meet-federal-education-goals <p>The number of schools in Michigan meeting federal &quot;<a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-22709_22875---,00.html">Adequate Yearly Progress</a>&quot; goals dropped off in the last academic year.</p><p>Adequate Yearly Progress goals are part of the <a href="http://www2.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml?src=ln">No Child Left Behind</a> law.</p><p>Michigan Radio&#39;s Sarah Hulett has more:</p> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 15:55:14 +0000 Sarah Hulett & Mark Brush 3755 at http://michiganradio.org More Michigan schools fail to meet federal education goals