NEW! MEAP tests are too easy, national report finds
DETROIT -- A national report says Michigan's proficiency tests might be too easy to truly prepare students for college.
The report released Wednesday and called "The Proficiency Illusion" says the state's reading and math tests are less difficult than most of the 26 states studied.
It shows the scores required to pass Michigan's tests decreased from 2003-05. The news comes just days before the state administers the Michigan Educational Assessment Program tests in grades 3-8.
State officials said that the study is inconsistent with other reports that rank Michigan higher.The report was conducted for two education research nonprofit organizations.