Reading test scores for Michigan fourth graders improved for the fourth consecutive year, the Michigan Department of Education reported Friday.
The scores released were from MEAP tests given to grades three through nine.
They show increases in reading for grades three, seven and eight.
Eighth graders show the largest gain with a 17-point increase over a four year span.
Math scores remained stable with grades six and seven. Students show gains ranging from three to seven points over the past four years.
Writing scores were also up, however, social studies scores fell.
State schools superintendent Mike Flanagan says the scores show that "students and teachers are rising to the challenge of our career and college ready standards."