Sartell-St. Stephen Schools Multiple Measurement Ratings Released

The Minnesota Department of Education released the 2016 school district Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) which scores individual schools on student proficiency, growth and achievement gap reduction. Additionally, high schools receive a score for graduation rate.  The combination of the individual ratings for each category results in an overall school rating.

The four performance areas are given a score based on the level in which individual student and school goals have been attained over the course of the school year.  The proficiency measure assesses whether or not the school met its performance target for overall proficiency.  The growth measurement determines the level in which individual students met their expected growth targets.  The third category measures if the school made progress towards closing its achievement gaps for identified student groups such as special education, free and reduced or English learner populations.  Finally, schools are graded on the percentage of students who graduate. 

Sartell-St. Stephen schools performed well overall in all categories as shown in the table below.

 

 

Proficiency Points (25)

 

Growth

Points (25)

Achievement Gap Reduction Points (25)

Graduation Rate Points

(25)

 

Final
Score

 

2016 Final
Rating

Oak Ridge Elementary

16.39

15.78

19.47

NA

51.65

68.86%

Pine Meadow Elementary

25.00

14.74

16.30

NA

56.04

74.72%

Sartell Middle School

19.82

17.63

17.95

NA

55.41

73.87%

Sartell High School

10.49

15.09

14.22

25.00

64.80

64.80%

 

The State of Minnesota also recognized schools that receive Title I funding with special designations when they are top performers. Pine Meadow Elementary has been designated as a REWARD School.  Sartell Middle School and Sartell High School are not eligible for these designations as they do not receive Title I funding.

“We scored well in most categories of the Multiple Measures Rating system, but there are also areas for growth especially in our efforts to close a persistent achievement gap in special education and our free and reduced lunch populations.  This is a challenge that many schools across the State of Minnesota are facing.  We continue to review and refine our instructional best practice and overall educational system in an effort to meet the unique needs of our learners. The data from the MMR provides detailed information that assists us in this challenge,” stated Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert.