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Original article URL: http://bridgemi.com/2016/02/m-step-search/
11 February 2016
Bridge’s M-STEP database shows how individual elementary and middle schools performed on the test, and then compares that performance with schools across Michigan with a similar socioeconomic profile. Poverty levels are considered a critical (though not sole) factor in academic success.
Bridge measures poverty levels by the percentage of students eligible for a free or reduced-priced lunch under federal guidelines.