Michigan students continue to fall behind their peers in other states in learning. According to 2013 national assessment data, an appalling 69 percent of Michigan fourth-graders cannot read on grade level – an indicator of future academic success. Neither our students nor our state’s economic future can afford to wait to turnaround our state’s educational system.

In this report, the Education Trust-Midwest provides a common sense roadmap for the state to put its schools, educators and students on a path to higher learning.

“Supporting Michigan’s Teachers: Smart Implementation of High Standards, Training, and Educator Evaluation,” lays out how two transformative strategies can dramatically build teachers’ capacity to raise learning levels in the Great Lakes State: the Common Core State Standards and a new statewide educator support and evaluation system.


Published: December 12, 2013