Research Firm Standard and Poors found Central Michigan Authorized charter schools had a lower than average passing rate than the average of public schools in the state of Michigan.
Walter French Academy school leader, John Nordlinger, spoke to News 10 in May about the gap between charter schools and traditional public schools in MEAP testing. He claimed standardized testing was directly proportional to the socioeconomic student clientele of a school.
According to Charter School officials, charter schools have a higher percentage of economically disadvantaged students than traditional public schools.
While some believe this may have played a factor, MEAP officials say they take great precautions to make sure economic status is not a factor in MEAP scoring.