Test results released Thursday show students made gains in math, reading, science and writing, but performed worse this year in social studies, as did students statewide.
The percent of Berkley High School students who scored at or above a "proficient" level on the 2012 Michigan Merit Exam increased in most categories compared to 2011, as did their scores on the ACT. The MME scores released Thursday show students' strength in all areas of the exam, which tests eleventh-graders on math, reading, science, social studies and writing each spring. Statewide, student achievement on the 2012 MME showed one-year gains and even larger four-year gains in mathematics, reading, writing and science, the Michigan Department of Education reported. The overall composite scores for Michigan high school juniors on the ACT college-entrance exam also increased for the fourth consecutive year, the MDE reported. However, the …
Stay tuned to Berkley Patch to find out how students in the Berkley School District performed.
The Michigan Department of Education will release 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 Berkley Patch later today to find out how the Berkley School District fared. The percent of Berkley High School students who scored at or above a "proficient" level on the 2011 Michigan Merit Exam beat the state average in every category, although their scores were slightly lower than 2010's results. The 2012 tests were adminstered in the spring. Parents should be receiving individual students' results soon.
Writing workshop leaders offer tips to students taking the ACT this weekend.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Kimberly Lifton and Susan Knoppow, writing coaches with Wow Writing Workshop in Huntington Woods, offer these tips to students taking the ACT test this weekend. The next ACT is just around the corner. Whether you signed up for the April 9 or 10 exam, or you plan to wait till June or later, we’ve put together some tips to help take the edge off. We know many of you work with tutors and read books full of tips; have you practiced writing? You can prepare for the ACT writing test. Tip 1: Understand the exam: The ACT writing test requires you to take a position and support it with examples in a clear, focused manner. This is not a creative writing exam; it is an opportunity to show that you can organize your thoughts and express yourself on …