Most Farmington schools improved on new Multiple Measurement RatingMost Farmington Schools have improved their performance on the Minnesota Department of Education’s new Multiple Measurement Ratings from a baseline established earlier this year.
By: Nathan Hansen, The Farmington Independent
Most Farmington Schools have improved their performance on the Minnesota Department of Education’s new Multiple Measurement Ratings from a baseline established earlier this year.
The department of education released the results of the 2012 MMR, which takes the place of federal No Child Left Behind ratings, last week. The new system awards schools points in the areas of proficiency, growth, graduation rate and efforts to reduce the achievement gap among student subgroups based on race, economic factors and need for special education services. Schools earn points based on their performance compared to other schools in the state.
Academic performance is based on students’ scores on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment exam.
Farmington High School had the biggest growth from its baseline, which was established using results from 2010 and 2011 MCA exams and other school data. FHS went from receiving 59.32 percent of possible points to 71.63 percent in 2012. Dodge Middle School grew from 66.83 percent of points to 79.2 percent, North Trail Elementary from 62.85 to 75.94 and Meadowview Elementary from 62.05 to 62.75.
Farmington Elementary School improved from 77.47 percent of possible points in the baseline assessment to 85.22 percent for 2012. That result placed it among the top 15 percent of all Title I schools in the state and earned it a designation as a Reward School. FES is the only Reward school in the district.
Boeckman Middle School and Riverview and Akin Road elementary schools all saw their MMR scores decline from the baseline. The BMS result fell from 77.02 percent of possible points to 71.1, ARES from 61.41 to 36.14 and RVES from 24.12 to 13.9.