MMR results are superb

Deb Henton

Deb Henton

In case you have yet to hear, North Branch Area Public Schools received its Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) last week and they are outstanding!

I am thrilled to report that North Branch Area High School ranks in the 99th percentile for both proficiency and graduation rate in the 2012-13 school year.

Both of these rankings are significant increases over the previous year. As well, growth and achievement gap reduction are also strong, at the 90th and 87th percentiles, respectively.

While overall proficiency scores from North Branch Area Middle School did fall in the 2012-13 school year (as we knew from our earlier MCA results), the Focused Rating score for the at-risk sub-groups increased from just under 67 percent to just over 77 percent. This accomplishment places NBAMS in the 99th percentile for focus proficiency.

Strong growth scores were noted in reading and the math department continues to focus their priorities on best practice instruction that we believe will result in similar growth in the area of math in coming years.

Also very exciting, the Sunrise River School has moved from Celebration to Reward Status. Reward schools are those with MMRs in the top 15 percent of Title One schools across the state. Sunrise is the only school in our district that qualifies for a special status because it is the only that received Title I funding.

Student proficiency at Sunrise was in the 99th percentile and achievement gap reduction was in the 95th percentile as compared to other schools that receive Title One funding across the state.

I am so proud of all of our staff, our students, and the families and community that support us and make these wonderful achievements possible. I sent a video message to all staff last week thanking them for their hard work on behalf of kids. More will be shared as we learn further details.

All in all, MMR data for the 2012-13 school year are big reasons to celebrate!

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