Michigan 8th graders are performing below both the “Top Ten” average and the peer state average. Nearly 10 percent fewer students achieved the “proficient” level relative to “Top Ten” states. The percentage of students attaining this benchmark increased from 2007 to 2011, fell slightly in 2013, and saw a larger decrease in 2015.
What It Is: The percent of 8th grade students who attained a proficient level for math.
Why It Matters: This provides an indicator of how well schools are meeting competitive academic standards.
Note: Data is only released every two years. No new update is available in this category. Performance reflects that shown in prior year benchmarking report.