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Sibley East exceeds state average in most MCA exam categories

July 8th, 2010

The percentage of Sibley East students found to be proficient in reading and math, based on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment II (MCA II) state tests, exceeded the state average in most categories.

According to results on the Minnesota Department of Education website, the percentage of Gaylord Elementary students in Grades 3-6 who were found to be proficient in reading and math exceeded the state in all categories.

Results showed the percent of Arlington Elementary students in Grade 3 exceeded the state in reading and math. Grade 4 exceeded the state average in reading.

Sibley East seventh grade students exceeded state average in math. Sibley East eighth grade students exceeded the state average in reading. Sibley East tenth grade students exceeded the state average in reading, and students in eleventh grade exceeded the state average in math.

The percentage of students found to be proficient in reading and math was below the state average for Arlington Grade 4 math, Arlington Grade 5 and 6 reading and math, Grade 7 reading, and Grade 8 math.

In Grade 3 at Arlington, 93.6% of the students met or exceeded the state standards in math, and 86.7% exceeded the state standards in reading. Statewide, 82.8% of third graders were proficient in math, and 76.3% were proficient in reading. For Grade 3 in Gaylord, 94.8% of the students met or exceeded the state standards in math and 89.8% met or exceeded the state standards in reading.

Arlington Grade 4 had 61.5% of the students meet or exceed the state standards for math, and 73% were found to be proficient in reading. At Gaylord Grade 4, 93.2% were found to be proficient in math and 79.6% were found to be proficient in reading. Statewide, 77% of students in Grade 4 were found to be proficient in math, and 72.5% were found to be proficient in reading.

Arlington Grade 5 had 46.6% of the students meet or exceed the state standards in math, and 72.7% met or exceeded the state standards in reading. For Gaylord Grade 5, 68.8% met or exceeded the state standards for math, and 90.6% met or exceeded the state standards for reading. Statewide, 68.6% of fifth graders were proficient in math and 76.4% were proficient in reading.

For Arlington Grade 6, 63.4% of the students were proficient in math and 70.7% were proficient in reading. In Gaylord Grade 6, 70.2% were proficient in math and 75.6% were proficient in reading. Statewide, 69% of sixth grade students were proficient in math and 71.6% were proficient in reading.

For Sibley East seventh grade, 73.3% were found to be proficient in math, above the state average of 64.4%. 58.7% were proficient in reading, below the state average of 66.1%.

71.8% of Sibley East eighth graders were proficient in reading, above the state average of 66.1%. 49.3% of Sibley East eighth graders met or exceeded the state math standards, below the state average of 58.6%.

Students in Grade 10 were only given the reading test. 80.3% of Sibley East sophomores met or exceeded the state standards in reading, which was above the state average of 75.3%.

Students in Grade 11 were only given the math test. 59.3% of Sibley East juniors were found to be proficient in math, above the state average of 43.3%.

Statewide, students in Grades 3-8 and 11 improved their math scores this spring in the MCA tests. While reading scores statewide stayed relatively constant for most grades, the eleventh grade results continued their upward trend for the second year in a row.

Statewide, minority students made significant gains in certain grades such as sixth grade math and fifth grade readings. The state reported that since all student groups improved, there is no significant progress to report on Minnesota’s achievement gap.

The Minnesota Department of Education is scheduled to release Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results based on the MCA-II results in early August. AYP is the measure of student performance under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The math and reading MCA-IIs meet the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which requires that all students be proficient by 2014. The assessments are administered in reading in grades three through eight and grade ten, and math in grades three through eight and grade eleven. The standards define what students should know and be able to do in a particular grade and are developed in partnership with Minnesota educators. On the MCA II test, each student earns a score in one of four achievement levels: Does not meet standards, Partially meets standards, Meets the standards, or Exceeds the standards. Students who meet or exceed standards on the test are considered proficient.

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