Edina Schools Reading Test Scores Up, But Math Down | News
The test scores are in and the results are good, from Edina Schools' point of view.
They say Edina's Public Schools continue to lead the state in reading and math proficiency rates.
Overall, the rate was 91.5 %, up from 90.3 % last year compared to the state average of 56 percent.
However, the district's math scores dropped more than 7 percent from 86.9 in 2009-10 to 79.6 percent in 2010-2011.
That matches the state's trend, a drop of 8.7 percentage points in grades three through eight.
School officials say this was the first year of this version of the MCA math test, which state officials say is aligned to the more rigorous state standards.
Details on the numbers
In Edina's elementary schools, the results show reading proficiency was up by 2 percent over last year, while math fell by nine.
At the middle school level, reading was up one percent and math down by nine percent.
In Edina's high schools, the reading rate held steady, while math went up by 2 percent.
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