Last weekend's snowstorm caused the tests to be rescheduled.
Students scheduled to take their ACTs last weekend didn't get much of a reprieve after the snowstorm prompted a postponement. The school district reports that the tests have been rescheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday in the south wing of Hopkins High School. Students will need to check in by 7:45 a.m. with identification, registration ticket, No. 2 pencils and a calculator.
The district has many sources of information, but these are the key indicators they've identified – and the concerns about them.
Hopkins Public Schools has plenty of performance indicators, but school board directors have zeroed in on five to measure academic growth, spread across all demographics. The district will examine their effectiveness in the coming months, but board directors have already noted some concerns. Here are the five indicators: 1) Measures of Academic Progress third-grade reading performance scores. Status: Scores are slightly lower than in 2009. The board also asked to see fourth-grade scores, which are improved over 2009. Concerns: Third-graders are tested at the beginning of the school year, so this measurement really evaluates what students learned in first and second grades. 2) Number of students advanced in mathematics — pre-algebra, …