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MTCS Connections Academy

Charter | K-12 | 1079 students

 
 

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9 reviews of this school


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Posted November 12, 2013

I HATE this school. We came to Connections because of my child being bullied. My daughter is in middle school. Connections is not the answer. If you like your child online 8 - 9 hours a day doing school work, 25+ BIG projects a semester (more than I had in grad school!), significant computer compatability problems, and online bullying, this might be the right school. We are trying to find something else. VERY disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

my childrens school has been connections academy for the past 5 years. They have worked hard with a very challenging corriculum and I believe it has helped them gain their knowledge to be successful mature citizens in a very challenging world we live in. They have had success and reached goals with out the distractions of peer pressure to be involved in inappropriate things. School is a place to gain experience in knowledge and to receave an education. Connections academy has fullfilled that purpose. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

My son started Connections Academy January of 2013. He was in 1st grade, now going into 2nd. I was skeptical at first wondering how this was going to work with my schedule and if my son would learn at home and learn from me and the teachers. It did take a month or two to get the swing of things. I have found that Connections Academy is a great school!! They have the best teachers. He enjoys talking to his teachers on the phone and really enjoys the live lessons. He has improved so much and has grown a lot since taking him out of the brick and mortar school. Being a learning coach so is rewarding , I wouldn't change a thing!! Being able to be part of my sons schooling and learning more about him and seeing what he struggles with and seeing what he loves to do is so much fun!! I am so happy that we made the switch, and we wont be going back to a brick and mortar school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

My child has gone to MTC Connections Academy for 5 years. We like the freedom the school allows for us to do school during any time of the day. We also like being able to adjust the class schedule to fit our days. The teachers are supportive and helpful. The cirriculum is challenging and fun. The electives and clubs are amazing. The only thing I could ask for is more school events in our area in Southern MN.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2013

We have been using Connections Academy for 2 years. We chose an online school because we felt each of our kids needed and deserved something extra. We wanted them to each get more individualized attention. We tried traditional homeschooling, but I found the lesson planning to be overwhelming, and I always felt I was lacking in some area. Using Connections, the kids each have a teacher we can connect with regarding questions and concerns. When asked, my boys have all said they prefer being home and using the online school to the brick and mortar school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

This is our first year at a virtual school. We left first the public schools and the a private schools because of bullying and not getting the good education for our daughter. She is bright and both other schools were causing her to be worried and not concentrate on schools. It's amazing the bad things going on in schools these days! We have been so impressed with the curriculum, the teachers, and the field trips offered. Our daughter LOVES the school and is so much happier. We have made sure that she's socialized by doing outside events and she's also in band locally and community education activities. For those that worry that their children won't be socialized, there is nothing to worry about with that if an effort is made to get out. Keep in mind that to be successful the parent (learning coach) really needs to be organized and keep the student on tract. Our daughter is self motivated and can't wait to get going each morning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2012

After one year of brick and mortar school this past school year, we are returning to Connections Academy for next year. The curriculum is challenging, but it is extremely well-presented and taught by teachers who provide engaging live lessons and videos. Parents also need to be aware that there is a time commitment involved with younger children, as you will need to help with some of the projects constructed, the science experiments, and the spelling quizzes, etc. Yet, our child learned so much more through this kind of hands-on experience with Connections Academy, and the teachers are great for providing support and encouragement to the students. As someone else posted, they also offer several field trips throughout the year so that the students get to interact with their teachers and their peers in person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Connections Academy is an excellent school for families that are not well served by their local schools or by homeschooling. High quality curriculum is supplied by the school, and parent 'learning coaches' are supported through regular contact by professional teachers. My children are learning at their own pace, encouraged to dig in and really work in areas of need and allowed to demonstrate mastery - without busywork- in areas where they excel. Field trips are offered throughout the state, and IEP's are supported.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Connections Academy is a wonderful school. They allow the student to work at their own pace, therefore they can spend extra time on things they are struggling with and excel in areas of strength. Great teacher support. We love CA!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

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 69% in 2010.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

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

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
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 52% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
24%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
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 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

78 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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%
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 57% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
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

All Students51%
Female47%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Economically non-disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students54%
Female61%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Economically non-disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%
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 Students53%
Female59%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students46%
Female50%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
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 Students29%
Female30%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Economically non-disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%

Reading

All Students60%
Female66%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%

Science

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
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 Students43%
Female36%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant43%

Reading

All Students54%
Female56%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant54%
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 Students44%
Female44%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant44%

Reading

All Students56%
Female53%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%
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 Students43%
Female40%
Male48%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Economically non-disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant43%

Reading

All Students50%
Female53%
Male47%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant50%

Science

All Students39%
Female33%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%
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

Reading

All Students67%
Female56%
Male78%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%
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

Science

All Students59%
Female51%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. 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 66% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male78%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. 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 Students55%
Female51%
Male59%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. 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 Students35%
Female34%
Male37%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Economically non-disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant36%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 74%
Black 6% 9%
Hispanic 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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