District 196 students exceed state average in reading, math scores
A few grade levels continue to struggle
Students in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan schools once again outperformed the state average on standardized tests.
The percentage of District 196 students who scored as proficient or better on the reading and math portion of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments is higher than the statewide average, according to results released on Aug. 1 by the Minnesota Department of Education.
The standardized test assesses whether students are proficient in reading, math and science.
The reading and math portion of the test is given to students in grades three through eight.
Students in 10th grade also take the reading portion of the test, while students in 11th grade take the math portion.
The science portion is given to students in fifth and eighth grade, and high school. Those results have not yet been released.
More than 13,000 students in District 196 took the MCAs last spring.
The percentage of third, fourth and eighth graders in the district who scored proficient stayed the same compared to last year.
Proficiency increased by 2 percent for sixth graders and by 3 percent for seventh and tenth graders in District 196.
Statewide, the percentage of students who scored as proficient in reading stayed the same or increased in most grades.
Although the performance of students in District 196 remained the same or improved, it fell for one grade.
The percentage of fifth graders who scored proficient in reading dropped by 3 percent. Proficiency among fifth graders statewide fell on average by 1 percent.
District 196 saw fewer improvements in math proficiency than in reading, but continued to exceed the state average.
Students in most grade levels increased their proficiency this spring. Fifth graders’ proficiency in math increased by 2 percent while proficiency among tenth-graders climbed by 10 percent compared to last year. Scores by seventh graders in the district rose by one percent while eighth graders’ scores increased by 11 percent.
Fewer students in fourth and eleventh grade scored proficient on the test this spring than last year.
Fourth graders’ scores decreased by 2 percent compared to last year and eleventh graders’ scores fell by 10 percent. This slightly exceeds the statewide average for eleventh grade, which showed a 6 percent drop in proficiency.