According to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) results released by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Aug. 30, Lakeville Area Schools overall continued to demonstrate strong academic success district-wide in 2018 with the percentage of students meeting or exceeding proficiency rates above state averages.
“The MCA data released today will be used, among other data points, to identify areas in which our system is serving our students well, as well as areas for improvement to ensure the success of each and every Lakeville Area student,” said Assistant Superintendent Dr. Emily McDonald. “As a district, we are proud of the incredible work happening in our classrooms to foster equitable growth, and we recognize that we have continued work to do in targeted areas to ensure all students experience success.”
The following Lakeville Area Schools were among the 526 schools identified as top-performers in the State:
- Century Middle School was recognized for math progress among all students, reading progress for Asian and Hispanic students, and consistent attendance among Asian and Hispanic students.
- Cherry View Elementary was recognized for consistent attendance among Hispanic students.
- LinK12-Lakeville was noted for consistent attendance overall.
- Kenwood Trail Middle School was recognized for math and reading progress among Asian students, and reading progress among multiracial students.
- McGuire Middle School was recognized for math and reading progress among Asian students, and math progress among multiracial students.
Other positive trends included:
- Lakeville South High School achieved a multi-year positive trend in reading.
- Century Middle School has sustained steady improvement in reading proficiency.
- Proficiency rates among Hispanic, Black, and American Indian students improved overall in reading.
The District also identified areas of focus for the 2018-19 school year. Specifically, reversing downward trends in elementary and secondary MCA proficiency, and closing the achievement gap.
Four schools were identified for support:
- The Lakeville Area Learning Center was identified for support for their four-year graduation rate.
- Cherry View Elementary was identified for targeted support for the performance of students eligible for receiving free and reduced meals.
- Christina Huddleston Elementary was identified for targeted support for the performance of English Learner students.
- Oak Hills Elementary was identified for support as a Title I school for progress toward English proficiency among English Learners.
The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) are state tests that help districts and schools measure student progress toward Minnesota’s academic standards and meet federal and state legislative requirements. Student groups are identified by the state for support as needing improvement in both MCA tests and attendance.