10/17/2013 3:09:00 PM CL School Board hears of improved MMR scores, voting approaching
As was published in the Oct. 3 issue of the Chisago County Press the Chisago Lakes School District reports a significant improvement in the Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR). Communications Director Sarah Schmidt presented the findings at the Chisago Lakes School Board on Thursday, Oct. 10.
The MMR is a measurement of school performance used for holding schools accountable under Minnesota’s approved No Child Left Behind waiver. The MMR considers the proficiency, growth, achievement gap reduction and graduation rates of schools. Although there is no overall district rating, each building in the district was ranked in the 99th percentile for student proficiency. The high school has an MMR score of 92.58 percent, which according to Schmidt is one of the highest in the state.
The vote for a new operating referendum is coming and the board was entering into the final stage of preparation. Superintendent Joe Thimm said the public meetings are finished and although the turnout was light, the people that did show up had good questions and comments. The district has produced a new flyer with more information on it that can be viewed around town or at www.chisagolakes.k12.mn.us.