Michigan 8th graders are performing below both the “Top Ten” average and the peer state average. Nearly 10% fewer students achieved the "proficient" level relative to “Top Ten” states. The percent of students attaining this benchmark increased from 2007 to 2011, fell slightly in 2013, and saw larger decreases in 2015.

What It Is: The percent of 8th grade students who attained a proficient score level for math.

Why It Matters: This provides an indicator of how well schools are meeting competitive academic standards.

8th Grade Math Proficiency Trends

8th Grade Math Proficiency Standings

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (National Assessment of Educational Progress)