By Kristen Miller
DASSEL-COKATO, MN - The MCA-II test scores are in, showing Dassel-Cokato is holding its own when it comes to reading and math scores. To see a breakdown of test results, click here.
The MCA-II tests are given for math in grades three, eight, and 11, and in reading for grades three, eight, and 11.
In both reading and math scores, DC is significantly higher than the state average.
The level of proficiency in math for DC was 74 percent district wide. The statewide average was 64 percent; a 10 percent difference.
The level of proficiency in reading for DC was 81 percent district wide. The statewide average was 72 percent; a 9 percent difference.
The math and reading MCA-II tests meet the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which requires that all students be proficient by 2014.
“We continue to increase the spread between Dassel-Cokato and the state average scores,” said Supt. Jeff Powers.
“Overall, we held our own this year. As a district we did not make large gains over the last year, but we did continue to make progress,” he said.
In previous years, DC has seen the most increase from the 2006-07 test scores and the 2007-08 scores with a 13.11 percent increase in math and a 6.67 percent increase in reading.
The higher test scores can be attributed by the remedial programs put into place over the past few years, according to Powers.
Powers also noted the middle school special education sub group made their annual yearly progress, and is therefore off AYP corrective action list.