Students in Michigan scored better than ever on state tests this year -- an improvement officials say is the result of a tougher high-school curriculum. This year's graduating class was the first to take on harder graduation requirements, which include four credits of math. Students were more likely to pass exams this year in math, science, reading and writing than any year in the state's history. However, test scores for Detroit public-school students fell in all areas except reading.

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