GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – An analysis of statewide Michigan Merit Exam scores found that the achievement gap between black and white students has grown during the past five years in all subjects except social studies, according to MLive.

MLive.com reports that the gap between low-income students and more affluent students has also grown during this time period, in every subject except reading.
 
Mike Flanagan, state superintendent of public instruction, called the achievement gaps among groups of students “shameful,” MLive reported.
 
SOURCE: MLive, “Educators say Michigan Merit Exams, ACT tests reveal ‘shameful’ achievement gaps,” July 1, 2012
FURTHER READING: Michigan Education Report, “Black charter school students top host district counterparts,” June 19, 2012

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