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Banfield Elementary School

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Posted January 16, 2004

I just want to say that the quality of teachers at Banfield Elementary school are some of the best I've ever dealt with. They are concerned about each and every student. You won't be disappointed if you send your kids there. Nancy Honke
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students77%
Female86%
Male70%
Black50%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students62%
Female73%
Male54%
Black31%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant77%

Reading

All Students60%
Female62%
Male58%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
Female71%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant68%

Reading

All Students46%
Female53%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant46%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Economically non-disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant45%

Reading

All Students58%
Female63%
Male53%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant58%

Science

All Students44%
Female48%
Male40%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant44%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 73%
Hispanic 18% 7%
Black 8% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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