Report Card for Minnesota Schools Reveals Improvement

By KBJR News 1

August 1, 2012 Updated Aug 1, 2012 at 11:55 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Report cards are in for Minnesota schools and on the whole, the grades show positive changes.

In the Duluth School District, however, assessment results, looking at mathematics and reading, were a mixed bag.

Most schools in the district did well as reading scores improved to 75%. School administrators credit district-wide interventions. Meanwhile, math, at 47% proficiency was a different story.

Assistant Superintendent Ed Crawford says the district is working to change that.

"Math scores were not as far along as we'd like to be," Crawford said. "We're going to create the same kind of roadmap we have with reading."

At the end of August, new scores called Multiple Measurement Ratings will be released showing how schools are doing in multiple areas.

The Duluth School District hopes to use those results to help boost numbers.

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