Michigan students' MEAP results will be released Monday morning for students in Ferndale and in all public schools across the state.
The results were scheduled to be released at 10 a.m.
The Michigan Education Assessment Program exam assesses students in grades 3 through 9:
- Reading and math are tested in grades 3 through 8;
- Writing is tested in grades 4 and 7
- Science is tested in grades 5 and 8;
- Social studies is tested in grades 6 and 9.
The annual test is designed to show students' proficiency in career- and college-ready materials. The MEAP is administered by the Department of Education, which is releasing the data on Monday.
The MEAP as a standard of measuring student achievement is on its way out; beginning in the 2014-15 school year, students will be given an online exam to test their knowledge of core subjects. (Read: Just the Facts: New Test to Replace MEAP.)
Last year, Ferndale students showed an increase from 2010 scores in areas such as fourth and sixth grade reading, and declines in areas including fourth grade math and fifth grade science. More on last year's results here.
Check back with Ferndale Patch after 10 a.m. today, when the results are officially released.