Michigan teachers worry that social studies is becoming devalued

12/2/2003 | Detroit Free Press

Since the social studies portion of the MEAP exam was instituted in 1999, no more than 26.6% of high school students have been able to meet or exceed state standards. Because social studies scores on the MEAP are not used in determining Michigan Merit Award scholarships, high-achieving students prefer to focus their efforts instead on the ACT or advanced placement exams.

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