BAD AXE, Mich. — Bad Axe School District has hired Great Lakes Consulting to help increase student proficiency in math and reading, as well as combat teacher ineffectiveness, according to The Huron Daily Tribune. The deal will cost the district $1,000 per week for the rest of the school year.

According to The Tribune, research by Great Lakes found 30 percent of students were declining in reading while 41 percent of students were declining in math. The firm also found 65 percent of the teaching staff to be ineffective based on individual student growth.

The Tribune reports Great Lakes Consulting was able to achieve a “culture change” at a school in Georgia within three years and that school has met state requirements ever since. Great Lakes has also worked with several schools in the Detroit area.

SOURCE:

The Huron Daily Tribune, “School board hires help to tackle test scores,” Feb. 28, 2012

FURTHER READING:

Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “Context and Performance Database

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