The analysis by the Michigan Department of Education underscores that graduation rates are not a reflection of the quality of education kids are getting. It raises “grave concern” that students are graduating without the skills to succeed, said Martin Ackley, spokesman for the MDE.
The MDE used as its yardstick rigorous standards developed by the ACT, which measures students in English, math, reading and science.
http://www.freep.com/assets/freep/pdf/C4170802222.JPG”>The results were dismal even for some elite schools in metro Detroit, with barely half their students considered college-ready.
The data was released at the same time the state begins raising the standards for the Michigan Merit Exam and the MEAP.
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