Monday, April 15, 2013
Five students from throughout the Walled Lake district scored 35 on the college entrance exam.
Walled Lake Northern junior Kelsy Schultz is among less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students across the U.S. to earn a perfect composite ACT score. The test measures a student's readiness for college. The composite score averages test results in English, math, reading and science. Kelsy is the daughter of Bill and Margie Schultz. She is undecided on her choice of colleges, but plans to explore the University of Michigan, Northwestern University and Stanford University. She is considering either Pre-med or Biomedical Engineering as her focus of study after high school. While attending Walled Lake Northern, Schultz has enrolled in three Advanced Placement courses and plans to take three more next year. Outside the classroom, Schultz is a…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Recognitions Tuesday include ACT perfect score recipients, a National Hispanic Scholar and Boys and Girls State participants.
Farmington School Board members on Tuesday honored more than 50 students who have achieved special academic honors in a variety of programs. "The level of academic achievement and the great aspirations these students have is truly, truly what makes this community so strong," said Catherine Cost, assistant superintendent of instructional services. Honorees included three students, one from each high school, who scored a perfect 36 composite score on the ACT (American College Testing) standardized test, which measures a student's readiness for college. Rashmika Goswami, Harrison High, Jane Xiao, Farmington High, and Mrigank Gupta, North Farmington High, earned the highest possible score on each of four tests in English, math, reading and …
Friday, June 29, 2012
West Bloomfield Schools standardized test results outpace the statewide and Oakland Schools average, but fall behind some neighboring districts.
While West Bloomfield Schools performs above state average when it comes to the percentage of students meeting benchmarks on the ACT college entrance exam, less than 30 percent of students met state benchmarks. By comparison, nearly 58 percent of Bloomfield Schools students hit the state mark, the highest rate among neighboring district scores reviewed by Patch. Southfield's 2.1 percent ranked lowest on our list. Local results for the ACT college entrance exam composite score show 29.1 percent of Farmington juniors met state benchmarks for college readiness that are part of Gov. Rick Snyder's Education Dashboard. That's 11.4 percentage points above the statewide average. The dashboard number measures the percentage of students meeting …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The 2012 scores dropped noticeably compared to last year's averages due to new scoring standards put in place by the Michigan Department of Education.
Updated 1:50 p.m. Some of the West Bloomfield School District scores from the 2012 Michigan Merit Exam (MME) may have taken a hit under new state scoring standards, but the district's 2012 scores, released Thursday, continue to outstrip state averages. In West Bloomfield, growth was announced in reading and math, with a three-percentage point increase from 2011's score in reading from 62 to 65 and a two-percentage point increase in math from 42 to 44. In West Bloomfield and across Michigan, students' scores took a hit in 2012 due to new scoring standards adopted by the Michigan Department of Education in September 2011. The new cut scores — which went into effect for the MME and Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) this year — …
The Michigan Department of Education will release test scores for the Michigan Merit Exam and the ACT college entrance exams today for West Bloomfield-area schools.
The Michigan Department of Education will release test scores for the Michigan Merit Exam and the ACT college entrance exams today. The results will be released at 10 a.m. Check back with Patch later today to find out how West Bloomfield-area schools fared. Last year, in West Bloomfield Schools, the average ACT score improved by more than half of a point, from 21 in 2010 to 21.6. The 2012 tests were adminstered in the spring. Parents should be receiving individual students' results soon.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Sanjay Reddy is just 16 but already has jump-started his academic career, punctuated by a perfect score on the college preparatory exam.
Each week, West Bloomfield Patch features students doing amazing things in their schools and in their communities. School: Andover High School Age: 16 Hometown: West Bloomfield Achievement: Reddy was one of just about 700 students around the country to ace the ACT this year. He also claimed a regional title in men's tennis and is currently doing research in the endocrinology department at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital in bones and minerals. Key to Awesomeness: Reddy said he was always a fan of math and read books habitually as a child. He said he attacked the ACT in sections, practicing and preparing answers for each part separately so that he could become comfortable with the entire test when it counted. "When I saw my score online…
Monday, May 7, 2012
Encouragement and support is critical during these two weeks of high school exams.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Advanced Placement Program exams begin Monday for West Bloomfield High School students and others in the area, and run for the next two weeks. If you have a student taking these exams, they likely have been studying for weeks, if not months. But it's time. And doing well on the exams can mean college credits and often factor into college admission decisions, so the stakes are high. Here are some things students around town say parents can do to help them do well this week: Pay attention to the schedule: Parents should stay informed about their students' AP schedule so they don't plan activities, family outings or dinners during the time the students should be studying, said Ashley DuBois, and Andover student who is in five AP classes and …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Michigan Department of Education released Michigan Merit Exam (MME) and ACT scores today, indicating that West Bloomfield School District students improved scores in a number of categories of the MME and the ACT.
The Michigan Department of Education released Michigan Merit Exam (MME) and ACT scores Tuesday. The Michigan Merit Exam is what 11th graders take in lieu of the MEAP. In West Bloomfield Schools, the average ACT score improved by more than half of a point, from 21 last year to 21.6 this year. Reading and social studies scores fell, while math, writing, and science scores improved. "We are very proud of the progress our students have shown, particularly in mathematics. Through looking at data and providing effective interventions with struggling students, our teachers have risen to the challenge of increasing student achievement. Although our scores in reading are not yet where we would like them to be, we have a solid plan in place to …
Monday, April 4, 2011
Writing workshop leaders offer tips to students taking the ACT this weekend.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Kimberly Lifton and Susan Knoppow, writing coaches with Wow Writing Workshop in Huntington Woods, offer these tips to students taking the ACT test this weekend. The next ACT is just around the corner. Whether you signed up for the April 9 or 10 exam, or you plan to wait till June or later, we’ve put together some tips to help take the edge off. We know many of you work with tutors and read books full of tips; have you practiced writing? You can prepare for the ACT writing test. Tip 1: Understand the exam: The ACT writing test requires you to take a position and support it with examples in a clear, focused manner. This is not a creative writing exam; it is an opportunity to show that you can organize your thoughts and express yourself on …