Test results monitoring local students proficiency are in


LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Which schools are celebrating and which ones are heading back to the drawing board? It was a mixed bag locally with the MSTEP numbers reflecting that. Some school districts saw gains while others saw losses. Some of the lower performing students were in the Lansing School District.

Looking at Lansing Public Schools, third graders saw a decrease in proficiency from just above 33% in 2015 down to 29.5% in 2016.

There is an especially poor showing in Lansing with science numbers below 5% between the two years.

But, students performed better in English language arts jumping more than five percentage points from last year as well as in math for the fourth graders as proficiency numbers went from just over 12% last year to nearly 19% this year.

In Jackson, third grade math and English saw decreases from last year. Fourth graders in English language arts and math also posted losses on proficiency. But, a bright spot in English in Jackson testing for fifth graders up 10 percentage points from last year to 46%.

We reached out to school districts in both Lansing and Jackson. Lansing school officials said it would be too premature to comment on their numbers. Jackson told us there wasn’t anyone available to comment on their test scores.

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