ISD 748 Receive High Ratings as Multiple Measurement Ratings Released

All schools in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District continue to have students exceeding state proficiency targets in all subjects and sub-categories.  Along with proficiency, this new system also rates each school on student growth and achievement gap reduction. High schools also receive a score for graduation rate.  These scores are then combined to provide a final rating for each school.

Pine Meadow Elementary was designated as 'Reward' school through the state's Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) accountability system.  The top 15% of Title I funded schools across the state receive this distinction.   The MMR scores that were released use test data from the 2012-2013 academic year.  Middle schools and high schools do not receive this type of designation under the MMR system.

"Our staff and community work with the goal of high-quality educational opportunities in all areas.  In the past, we've only been able to access proficiency scores from the data.  With this measurement system, we are able to delve even deeper into multiple aspects of teaching, learning and growing to meet the diverse needs of all students," shared Kay Nelson, Director of Learning Services."  Each school will work with the data to find areas of strength and opportunity.  The data will drive continued improvements in the classroom for student learning and growth."

 

 

Proficiency Points

Growth

Points

Gap Reduction Points

Graduation Rate Points

Final
Score

Final
Rating

ORE 2013

24.99

10.63

3.90

NA

39.51/75

52.68%

PME 2013

24.99

20.44

20.42

NA

65.84/75

87.79%

SMS 2013

24.94

22.72

20.61

NA

68.28/75

91.04%

SHS 2013

24.97

16.64

10.55

24.96

77.12/100

77.12%

The Multiple Measurement Rating system replaces the past progress system of the No Child Left Behind Law, for which Minnesota has obtained a waiver.  The MMR gauges school performance in four areas:
 

  1. Proficiency - Did the school meet its performance target?
  2. Individual Student growth - Did individual students meet their growth target? Put more simply, are students making expected progress?
  3. Closing the Achievement Gap - Did the school make progress closing its overall achievement gaps?
  4. Graduation Rate - In the case of high schools, did the school increase its graduation rate?