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Metro Non-metro Metro Non-metro
Grade Proficient
in math
% proficient Proficient
in reading
% proficient
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State Summary (all students) 256,059 61 242,736 58
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State Summary (public) 245,818 62 232,802 58
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Higher Ground 215 57 147 38
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Higher Ground 215 57 147 38
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Grade 3 44 55 24 30
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Grade 4 34 63 15 28
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Grade 5 39 51 35 45
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Grade 6 20 49 17 41
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Grade 7 28 55 21 41
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Grade 8 27 59 19 41
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Grade 10   -     -   16 48
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Grade 11 23 82   -     -  

Higher Ground Demographics

Demographic Proficient
in math
% proficient Proficient
in reading
% proficient
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Black 215 57 147 38
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Boys 110 57 79 39
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Girls 105 57 68 38
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Receiving Special Education 3 38   -     -  
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Not Special Education 212 58 147 40
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Limited English skills 34 34 14 14
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Not Limited English skills 181 65 133 48
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Low-income household 208 57 142 38
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Not a Low-income household 7 58 5 56
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Attended same school since Oct. 1 206 58 136 38
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New to school since Oct. 1 7 37 11 52
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Not Eligible for migrant services 215 57 147 38

About the tests
Minnesota students in third through eighth grade take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) in reading and math. In addition 10th-graders take a reading test and 11th-graders take a math test. Students need not make a certain score to go on to the next grade.

Private schools can choose whether to test their students. They are not required to report scores and demographic data.

Low-income: Percent of test-takers eligible for free or reduced lunch program.

Mobile: Test-takers new to the school since Oct. 1 of the school year.