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Chaska Middle School West

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Posted November 14, 2008

I am a grandparent and am very pleased with how progressive CMSW is as well as their fine teachers. I have a very smart granddaughter.
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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 69% in 2010.

225 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

243 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
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 64% in 2010.

219 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

251 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
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 59% in 2010.

215 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

247 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

222 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant86%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant86%
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 Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
Black69%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant85%
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 57% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
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 56% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
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 59% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%
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 Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanic14%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant64%

Reading

All Students72%
Female77%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanic8%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English75%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant72%
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 Students60%
Female58%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian46%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant71%
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 Students79%
Female78%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant78%

Science

All Students63%
Female59%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant63%
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 83% 73%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Black 3% 9%
Two or more races 2% 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 17%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Chaska, MN 55318
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