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School's MCA II test results presented at board meeting

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School's MCA II test results presented at board meeting
Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

The New York Mills School Board was presented an overview of the district's MCA II 2008-09 test results at Monday's meeting.

High school principal Blaine Novak provided what he called a "snap-shot" of the results. In reading, NY Mills were proficient at or above the state average in grades 3-6, and 10th grade, with the 7th and 8th-graders falling below the state average.

The math results didn't look quite so well, with all but one grade tested falling below the state average of proficiency. Sixth-graders were 79.24 proficient, above the state average of 63.75.


Grade 3: NYM-81.13 percent; State-78.32 percent

Grade 4: NYM-86.63 percent; State-74.51 percent

Grade 5: NYM-72.54 percent; State-72.23 percent

Grade 6: NYM-84.9 percent; State-72.59 percent

Grade 7: NYM-47.05 percent; State-64.8 percent

Grade 8: NYM-60.78 percent; State-66.79 percent

Grade 11: NYM-76.92 percent; State-74.15 percent

District: NYM-72.67 percent; State-71.92 percent


Grade 3: NYM-75.92 percent; State-82.09 percent

Grade 4: NYM-72.72 percent; State-74.86 percent

Grade 5: NYM-54.9 percent; State-65.44 percent

Grade 6: NYM-79.24 percent; State-63.75 percent

Grade 7: NYM-47.05 percent; State-62.62 percent

Grade 8: NYM-41.17 percent; State-59.65 percent

Grade 10: NYM-26.66 percent; State-41.61 percent

District: NYM-56.53 percent; State-63.86 percent

School open house

The annual fall open house is scheduled for Sept. 2, 4-8 p.m., with 7th grade orientation at 5 p.m.

Fall sports numbers

New athletic director Travis Hensch presented the fall sports participation numbers to the board. Football has 31 players in grades 9-12; volleyball has 25; and girls tennis has 13 participating this fall.

Other board business

- Approved two out-of-district bus requests for three students in Perham and Wadena.

- Approved the bus routes for the 2009-10 school year.

- Approved an overnight volleyball trip for a tournament in Litchfield Oct. 9-10.

- Approved the appointments of Angela Turner, Elementary Title I Math/Reading; Angela Turner, Jr. High volleyball.

- Accepted the resignations of Angie Dertinger-Moats, para-professional; and Ron Wallace, custodian.