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Discovery Community Elementary School

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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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
17%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Black67%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant69%
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 Students44%
Female48%
Male41%
Black22%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant44%
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 Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Black56%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant65%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
38%
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 Students42%
Female42%
Male43%
Black16%
Asian67%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant42%

Reading

All Students24%
Female30%
Male20%
Black10%
Asian17%
Hispanic11%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English34%
Not migrant24%
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%
Female53%
Male54%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students27%
Female33%
Male23%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant28%
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 Students33%
Female34%
Male31%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant33%

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male37%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant43%

Science

All Students40%
Female44%
Male37%
Black4%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant40%
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 44% 73%
Black 25% 9%
Hispanic 18% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Two or more races 5% 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 76%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Joni Olson
Fax number
  • (320) 529-4334

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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700 South 7th St
Waite Park, MN 56387
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