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Royal Oak Juniors’ MME Scores in Top Quartile of Oakland County

School officials say the challenge now is to analyze the data and map strategies for more improvement.

Royal Oak students' scores on the Michigan Merit Exam were in the top quartile of the 28 districts across the county in all five subject areas. (Patch file photo)
Royal Oak students' scores on the Michigan Merit Exam were in the top quartile of the 28 districts across the county in all five subject areas. (Patch file photo)

Students in the Royal Oak Schools scored well above state and county averages overall on the spring 2014 administration of the state’s Michigan Merit Exam (MME) test.

A five-year view of Royal Oak’s scores also shows an increase in scores, with steep increases in some subject areas. The MME test is administered annually to all high school juniors in five subject areas: Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Writing.

“Students and staff at Royal Oak High School work hard and they work together to create a great learning environment that produces quality results,” Royal Oak High School Principal Mike Van Camp said in a news release

Royal Oak High School students have shown dramatic increases in scores in all five subject areas over the past five years:

  • Reading: 74 in 2014, up from 62 in 2010
  • Writing: 71 in 2014, up from 54 in 2010
  • Math: 47 in 2014, up from 29 in 2010
  • Science: 41, up from 26 in 201
  • Social studies: 69 in 2014, up from 45 in 2010

In addition to these score increases, scores of students at Royal Oak High School are in the top quartile of the 28 districts across the county in all five subject areas.   

“Teachers and high school students in Royal Oak are to be commended for their focused and disciplined approach to our district’s instructional goals and rigorous assessments,” said Sarah Olson, the district’s Executive Director of Teaching and Learning.

“Excellence is the standard we set for ourselves as a district,” Superintendent Shawn Lewis-Lakin said. “The growth in student achievement demonstrated by these scores is incredibly positive and encouraging. Our challenge now is to work with this newly released data so that our analysis of it might continue to drive our improvement efforts.”

Source: Royal Oak Schools


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