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UPDATE (AP) - The state says the fall 2012 Michigan Education Assessment Program tests show student gains for reading, mathematics and writing in all grades.

The Michigan Department of Education released the results Monday.

The state says students showed gains in reading proficiency at all grade levels, particularly in grades 3 and 8. Results for mathematics also had proficiency gains at all grade levels, with the largest gains occurring in grades 3, 4, and 5. Writing proficiency saw increases in grades 4 and 7.

Gov. Rick Snyder said in a statement that the state is "moving in the right direction" but "much work remains and achieving further gains will demand our continued commitment."

The once-per-year MEAP tests are based on career- and college-ready standards.

For all the details on the MEAP scores, click HERE.

To view a sortable database of state school districts, click HERE.

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- West Michigan schools are hoping for good news today when the state releases the latest Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) scores.

The Michigan Department of Education will reveal the numbers for students in grades 3 through 9. These results will be for the MEAP test taken in the fall of 2012

The 2011-2012 school year brought big changes for the MEAP test when a new scoring system went into place. Students now have to answer more questions correctly to be considered proficient. Under the newer standards, students need to answer 65% of questions correctly to be considered proficient. That's compared to only needing 39% in prior years.

MEAP scores did suffer in 2012 after the changes. This time last year , scores showed more than half of all students statewide were not proficient in science, social studies, math or writing.

However, more than 60% of elementary and middle school students did meet state reading levels. The MEAP Results are expected to be released around ten o'clock Monday morning.

Once they are in, WZZM 13 will have a link here so parents and students can see results for all schools and school districts.

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