Tecumseh Public Schools earn top scores in Lenawee County for MEAP
By JIM LINCOLNTecumseh Public School (TPS) board members had plenty to cheer about this week after the April 7 release of test results for the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP).For the fourth year in a row, Tecumseh outscored Lenawee County school districts on the combination of all tests given in grades 3-8, and scored above county and state averages in all but one category.“Tecumseh schools’ education is second to none,” said Todd Thieken, TPS technology service manager. Thieken presented a PowerPoint review of the MEAP results at Monday’s regular meeting.“What we’re doing in the classroom is working. This is something we’re very proud of,” Thieken said. TPS is a “data driven district” using the figures from the MEAP to help improve education, he said.Superintendent Mike McAran commended school staff. “Our teachers have done a great job. Take a good look, we’ve done really well,” McAran said.Students taking the MEAP were tested for English language, mathematics, science and social studies. Responses on test items provide statistical scoring models, which creates the scale for MEAP scores. Performance levels are then determined within each subject area and are described in four ranges — advanced, proficient, partially proficient and not proficient.Among the 12 Lenawee County School districts, Clinton Community Schools came in behind Tecumseh with the second highest score. Britton Deerfield Schools ranked fifth.