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July 8, 2014

Michigan Merit Exam highs and lows

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District exceeded statewide Michigan Merit Exam scores, and some schools in the region performed better than others.

Here's a look at the highs and lows:

- Alba Public Schools scored less than 10 percent proficient on math, a 10 percent drop from last year's exam results.

- Bellaire Public Schools' writing scores fell from 51 percent proficient in 2013 to 34 percent this year.

- Benzie County Central Schools saw scores improve in every subject, scoring 31 percent proficient in science and 27 percent proficient in math.

- Buckley Community Schools improved in math and science but fell in reading, social studies and writing.

- Elk Rapids Schools outperformed Traverse City Area Public Schools in every area but science and exceeded state averages across the board.

- Forest Area Community Schools' math scores fell from 29 percent proficient to 16 percent. Writing scores also fell from 61 percent to 48 percent.

- Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools exceeded state averages in all five subjects.

- Glen Lake Community Schools' math scores fell from 39 percent proficient to 27 percent.

- Grand Traverse Academy's scores improved across the board, with a significant jump in social studies scores from 42 percent proficient to 69 percent.

- Kalkaska Public Schools improved in all five subjects and exceeded state averages in all areas except math.

- Kingsley Area Schools exceeded state averages and improved across the board, including a jump in science performance from 29 percent proficient to 42 percent.

- Leland Public School District outperformed state averages in all five subjects.

- Mancelona Public Schools' reading scores jumped from 42 percent proficient to 61 percent, but math scores remain low at 13 percent proficient.

- Northport Public School District improved in all areas, but is below the state average in math, reading and writing.

- Suttons Bay Public Schools improved or remained consistent in all five subjects. Math scores jumped from 12 percent to 18 percent, reading increased from 44 percent to 52 percent, and science remained the same at 17 percent.

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