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Elementary School News

August 6, 2011

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Elementary School Sees Improvement in State Testing Scores

Each spring, students across the state of Missouri take part in the Missouri Assessment Program, otherwise known as MAP testing. MRH Elementary is pleased to report that the results of the spring 2011 tests are in and overall scores went up with huge increases in mathematics.

“I am proud of the hard work of our students and teachers from last year,” said principal Tony Arnold. “I know there are still areas to work on and I trust we’ll see even more improvements this time next year.”

In mathematics, scores increased dramatically at every grade.  In fourth grade, for example, the percentage of students who scored at advanced or proficient increased from 35.1% (2010) to 65.8% (2011). And nearly three-quarters of students in fifth grade scored advanced or proficient, up from 56.1% the previous year.

In communication arts, two of the four grades saw improvements in scores from previous years. In third grade, for example, the percentage of students who scored at advanced or proficient increased from 45.3% (2010) to 58.6% (2011).

Not every testing group saw improved scores, but one group in particular saw tremendous growth—African American student scores more than doubled from 20.4% proficient to 43.2%.

Elementary school staff will be using the state data to identify ways to continue the successes and address the areas still needing improvement.

Watch for more details, including district-wide scores, to be posted in the school district’s fall newsletter.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.