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8th-Grade Math Proficiency

Measure Baseline (2015) Current Target (2025) Trend Michigan Chart
8th-Grade Math Proficiency Disaggregated 29% 21% 42%

Rationale: 75th percentile of M-Step test scores (SY16-17), as MI Math tests for G6-8 are aligned with and “correspond to the College and Career Readiness (CCR) anchor standards.” Note: range is 5%-93%. Source: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Mathematics_Grade_8_Crosswalk_Claims-Targets-Standards_502014_7.pdf

34%
White 36% 24% 39%
Black 7% 4% 11%
Latino 16% 9% 20%
Asian or Pacific Islander 39% 43% 68%
Two or More Races 23% 17% 29%
About this measure

8th grade math proficiency includes the top two levels of achievement in MI standardized academic assessment: Advanced and Proficient. Learn about these state math standards here and here .

Resources for this measure

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About the data

Definition: The percentage of eighth-grade public school students who reached the proficient level in math as measured by the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) Mathematics.
Numerator: Eighth-grade public school students who reached the proficient level in reading as measured by the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) Mathematics.
Denominator: All eighth-grade public school students who took the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) Mathematics.
Frequency: Annual.
Baseline: 29%
Target: 42%
Rationale: 75th percentile of M-Step test scores (SY16-17), as MI Math tests for G6-8 are aligned with and “correspond to the College and Career Readiness (CCR) anchor standards.” Note: range is 5%-93%.
Source: Michigan’s Center for Educational Performance and Information.