MEAP and MME cut scores separate test takers into various categories, such as advanced, proficient, partially proficient, and not proficient. Michigan’s previous cut scores for these state tests were set at a very basic level. Raising the cut scores will give Michigan parents and students a much better sense of whether they are adequately prepared for the next step in their education and a future career in a global economy.The new cut scores represent a significantly higher standard for student achievement and are intended to more accurately reflect a student’s progress toward college and career readiness.
School districts will be examining existing curriculum to respond to this more challenging level of test scoring. In addition, staff will focus its professional development efforts on enhancing their abilities to rise to the challenge presented in these recent changes.
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