Talent Development

3rd-Grade Math Proficiency

Measure Baseline (2015) Current Target (2025) Trend Michigan Chart
3rd-Grade Math Proficiency Disaggregated 36% 36% 70%

Rationale: Third-grade math proficiency predicts future educational success. Measuring proficiency early allows for timely interventions to improve a child’s math skills. 70% is the average third-grade reading proficiency of the top 25 best cities to raise a family. Source: https://smartasset.com/mortgage/the-best-cities-to-raise-a-family

46%
White 43% 46% 54%
Black 15% 11% 19%
Latino 25% 26% 33%
Asian 46% 65% 73%
Two or More Races 31% 42% 42%
About this measure

Mathematics instruction and assessment will reflect broad evidenced-based measures based on what students know and can do. These high-level mathematics claims include concepts and procedures, problem solving, modeling and data analysis, and skills in communicating reasoning (see below).

Claim #1 Concepts and Procedures Students can explain and apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency.

Claim #2 Problem Solving Students can solve a range of complex well-posed problems in pure and applied mathematics, making productive use of knowledge and problem-solving strategies.

Claim #3 Communicating Reasoning Students can clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others.

Claim #4 Modeling and Data Analysis Students can analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.

Claims 1 — 4 Illustrate the high level in which students will be measured.

Source: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Mathematics_Grade_3_Crosswalk_Claims-Targets-Standards_501999_7.pdf

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About the data

Definition: The percentage of third-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: Third-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 third-grade public school students who took the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) Mathematics.
Frequency: Annual.
Baseline: 19% (2015)
Target: 70%
Rationale: Third-grade math proficiency predicts future educational success. Measuring proficiency early allows for timely interventions to improve a child’s math skills. 70% is the average third-grade reading proficiency of the top 25 best cities to raise a family.
Source: Michigan’s Center for Educational Performance and Information.