Students in Osseo Area Schools are performing near state averages in key academic areas, according to data released by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) on Aug. 24.
The percentage of Osseo Area Schools students who met or exceeded academic standards was similar to the state: math 43% (state 46%), reading 50% (state 51%) and science 31% (state 39%). The percent of our Multilingual students reaching or exceeding their English Learner Progress indicator was four percentage points above the state. In relation to student groups, Osseo Area Schools achieved higher results compared to the state for seven student groups in reading, five student groups in math and four student groups in science. Full results for all district schools can be viewed on MDE’s report card website.
The state’s accountability reporting system, called North Star, was updated in 2018. In addition to MCA assessment data, North Star analyzes test results over time, English language proficiency, graduation rates and consistent attendance. If a school is included on the report, they’ve been prioritized for support. Please refer to the MDE report card website for additional school-specific information.
As always, our mission-driven employees are determined to do all they can to help each and every scholar succeed. The district’s strategic plan will help guide this effort. “Our staff, families and community continue to work hard to unleash and enhance the brilliance of our scholars to thrive and change the world,” said Dr. Kim Hiel, superintendent. “We will continue to implement our strategic plan initiatives that are focused on core instructional needs to make Osseo Area Schools one community for all - where all voices are valued and heard.”
A number of district English language arts, science and math programs have already started or are at the beginning stages of an improvement process. Special education programs are doing similar work. Continue to stay tuned to district279.org for updates on these and other academic initiatives in the coming months.