Report | September 15, 2017

Michigan’s Rigorous Education Standards Will Bolster Its Future Succes

How Michigan’s education standards and aligned assessments will help make young Michiganders work-force ready, military-eligible and crime-free

What happens in our classrooms today will determine Michigan’s future success. But some signs are troubling. For example, less than one-third of Michigan 8th graders are proficient in math and reading. If our young people are not well-educated, they will not be ready for college or careers, including careers in the military, and will be more likely to turn to crime.

Today’s military may be high-tech, but the most powerful tool is still our people. Just as in the civilian workforce, the military increasingly needs better-educated young men and women to run modern systems.

Brigadier General (Ret.) Ronald Seely, U.S. Air Force

Michigan’s strong academic standards and aligned assessments can help ensure that students are receiving a high-quality education, so all students are prepared for success in postsecondary education, the civilian workforce, or the military, if they choose to serve.

This report outlines why the Michigan Academic Standards, along with aligned assessments, are the clearest way to demonstrate Michigan’s commitment to a world-class education and show measurable results.

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