May 28, 2009

SCR-I Math Students Make MAP Test Top 10 List

Last year’s sixth grade students at Scotland County R-I Elementary School ranked second overall in the math category of the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) testing administered in 2008.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently released its MAP Top 10 lists to honor the best performing schools in the annual testing program.

SCR-I, with an enrollment of 310 students, was ranked second overall in the category for schools between 250 and 500 students. A total of 84.5 of the class ranked either advanced or proficient on the math test, narrowly trailing Field Elementary School in St. Joseph (85.7%) for the top spot.

This year’s Top Ten lists recognize schools for high performance on the spring 2008 assessment for grades 3-8, 10 and 11 in communication arts and mathematics and grades 5, 8 and 11 in science.

Schools with fewer than 10 test-takers or less than 95 percent participation for the specific subject/grade assessment were not included in this report.

Schools are grouped by size: 1) schools with fewer than 250 students, 2) schools with 250-500 students, and 3) schools with more than 500 students. Grade configuration may affect the size category in which a school is placed. For example, an elementary school or high school that includes the middle grades was placed in a size category based on the total K-8 or 7-12 enrollment.

The Scotland County sixth graders were instructed in math by Mrs. Terri Emel.

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