math http://michiganradio.org en Michigan eighth graders competitive in science and math in international assessment http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-eighth-graders-competitive-science-and-math-international-assessment <p></p><p>A new<a href="http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/studies/2013460.aspx"> report</a> said Michigan eighth graders perform in the middle of the pack in math, and better in science, compared with students in other countries.&nbsp;</p><p>Bob Geier is associate director of the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University.&nbsp; He says students in Michigan and most other states lag behind the top-performing countries.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14987 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan eighth graders competitive in science and math in international assessment Study shows problems with Michigan's high school academic standards http://michiganradio.org/post/study-shows-problems-michigans-high-school-academic-standards <p><a href="http://fordschool.umich.edu/news/?news_id=900">A new study</a> shows a disappointing result for Michigan’s new high school academic standards.</p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-38924---,00.html">Michigan Merit Curriculum</a> was introduced in 2006. The intent was to strengthen academic performance.</p><p></p><p>Researchers say students who entered high school in 2007 with strong academic skills saw only a small improvement in their math, science and reading tests scores.</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:54:27 +0000 Steve Carmody 9565 at http://michiganradio.org Study shows problems with Michigan's high school academic standards