Michigan is releasing its latest round of standardized test scores for public school students, graded on a tougher curve.
The state Department of Education is scheduled to release new
Michigan Education Assessment Program test scores on Wednesday. The exams were given to students in grades 3-9 in the fall of 2011.
The grading of the exams will be much tougher than in previous
years. It will take significantly more correct answers for a student to score as "proficient."
State officials say the old scoring system was outdated and
didn't reflect today's needs for college and careers.
Some test results from previous years will be recalculated based
on the new standards to give a better idea of year-to-year changes
in results for math, reading and some other subjects.