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October 17, 2013

St. Marcus Lutheran School: High Performing or PR Hustle?

Filed under: St. Marcus — millerlf @ 10:21 pm

Saint Marcus: Does 21% Reading Proficiency Constitute a High Performing School?

The leaders of Saint Marcus Lutheran School have done a great PR job convincing Republicans in Madison that they are a “high performing” school. At a recent State Assembly hearing, Superintendent Henry Tyson,  bragged about the school’s results using their WKCE scores as the example.

            Below are their reading scores from WKCE testing last Fall. Does 21% average reading proficiency for six grades constitute a “high performing” school?  Many MPS elementary schools outperform St. Marcus on the WKCE reading proficiency test.

Saint Marcus Lutheran School

WSAS: WKCE and WAA Combined Fall 2012

*Reading

 

 

#Enrolled

#Required to Test

% Minimal

%

Basic

% Proficient

% Advanced

Combined

Proficient and Advanced

   3

    81

80

  38%

  42%

  17%

  1%

  18%

   4

    57

57

  25%

  44%

  28%

  4%

  32%

   5

    31

31

  42%

  42%

  13%

  3%

  16%

   6

    56

56

  38%

  54%

   7%

  2%

    9%

   7

    52

52

  13%

  60%

  25%

  2%

  27%

   8

    31

31

  23%

  55%

  19%

  3%

  22%

Total

   308

307

  30%

 49%

  19%

  2%

  21%

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