District schools continue to improve under state accountability system
District has top Reward SchoolOn September 1, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released the 2016 Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR), which is Minnesota’s measurement of school performance and part of the state’s waiver for No Child Left Behind (find out more about No Child Left Behind on the Minnesota Department of Education’s website, here: MDE NCLB/). MMR ratings use annual Minnesota Comprehensive Achievement (MCA) exam scores to assess schools in proficiency, student growth, achievement gap reduction. Graduation rates are also combined for a school’s final MMR. The Focus Rating, or FR, is earned by lowering the achievement gaps between student groups.
The process of educating our children is complex, and any single score or rating does not reveal the effort and dedication of our community and school staff to meeting the needs of every student. These data points tell part of the story of our schools and District 622. Finding out about the unique programs and culture at each school is necessary to get the full picture of all of the successes and strength of our district.School DesignationsCarver Elementary has demonstrated exceptional student outcomes and sustained success in closing achievement gaps, and therefore has been awarded Reward school status for the fifth year! Reward Schools are in the top 15% of Title I schools in Minnesota.2016 MMR RankingsThe table below lists overall MMR rankings by school for the past three years. The most significant gains over the past three years come from Skyview and Oakdale Elementary Schools. Tartan High School again received an MMR within the top 10% of highschools in the state of Minnesota.