Report Cards

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Michigan schools will be receiving report cards on Jan. 30. It's part of the state's system of accreditation.

School administrators are anxiously awaiting the first set of report cards given to schools in the history of the state. Not anymore will students be the only ones judged on their performance.

Schools will be graded on their MEAP achievement status, how well schools are educating their students, and MEAP achievement change. The change is the direction in which students are heading in terms of adequate yearly progress.

The last component of the report card is made up of school performance indicators. These are 11 factors that educators say are proven to assist students in learning.

All components are weighted equally and school administrators say they are satisfied with the report card. Schools are no longer strictly judged on MEAP scores.