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Franklin Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 647 students

 

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Posted November 12, 2006

I LOVE Ben Franklin! The teachers are outstanding and go way above and beyond. When I walk down the halls with my daughter I love to hear all of the faculty using her name to say hello, that can make a student feel so special. They offer music, art, phys ed and media. You cannot pick a greater school then Ben Franklin!
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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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%

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 69% in 2010.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students76%
Female83%
Male69%
Black60%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English84%
Not 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 Students61%
Female72%
Male54%
Black50%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant63%
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 Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
Black40%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant68%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%
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 Students50%
Female45%
Male53%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant50%

Reading

All Students42%
Female41%
Male43%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant42%
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 Students57%
Female69%
Male42%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students50%
Female68%
Male28%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant50%
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 Students51%
Female67%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students41%
Female57%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asian20%
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant42%

Science

All Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
Black10%
Asian36%
Hispanic8%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant42%
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 59% 73%
Hispanic 19% 7%
Black 10% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 56%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Jean Murphy
Fax number
  • (507) 328-3295

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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