Rochester Merit, ACT Scores Well Above State Averages Again

Adams High School among top in state in ACT test score averages.

The percentage of  high schoolers scoring at or above a "proficient" level on the Michigan Merit Exam this year was once again well above the state average in all subjects.

The scores, released Thursday, show students' strengths in all areas of the test, which 11th-graders took this spring. At , there were increases in the percentage of proficient students in all subjects over 2011. 

At and high schools, the percentage of proficient students decreased in most subjects.

The Michigan Department of Education adopted a tougher standard for passing the MME this year to better represent the number of students who are college-ready. Under the new scoring system, students had to score higher on the tests to receive a passing, or "proficient", score. Last year's scores have been adjusted to reflect the new scoring system.

On the ACT college entrance exam, Rochester students scored an average 22.8, which was unchanged from 2011 scores; the state average was 19.6.

Adams High School scored in the top 10 in the state, according to a Detroit Free Press analysis, with an average ACT score of 24.5

The following chart shows the percentage of students who scored "proficient" in test subjects, comparing 2011 to 2012.


Adams High School

Stoney Creek High School

Rochester High School

Reading 2011 53 76 74 70
Reading 2012 56 84 73
Writing 2011 47 83 76
Writing 2012 49 84 74
Math 2011 27 69 59
Math 2012 29 75 57
Science 2011 41 65 66
Science 2012 41 70 63
Social Studies 2011 26 57
Social Studies 2012 26 59
ACT Average 2011 19.4 24.1 22.9 22.2 ACT Average 2012 19.6 24.5 22.7 21.7

Source: Michigan Dept. of Education

Nancy Soisson June 30, 2012 at 03:38 PM
All 3 of my children went to Adams High School and then on to U of M. I cannot say enough about the quality of their teachers and principal in the 12 years that we were there from 1998 to 2010. I am happy to see that it is continuing.


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