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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) 258,925 61 249,450 59
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State Summary (public) 247,859 62 238,685 60
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Higher Ground 219 56 142 39
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Higher Ground 200 56 132 38
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Grade 3   -     -   27 35
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Grade 4   -     -   22 35
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Grade 5   -     -   20 44
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Grade 6   -     -   33 46
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Grade 7   -     -   11 27
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Grade 8   -     -   19 37

Higher Ground Demographics

Demographic Proficient
in math
% proficient Proficient
in reading
% proficient
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Black 200 56 132 38
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Boys 104 60 65 38
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Girls 96 51 67 37
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Receiving Special Education 4 29 3 21
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Not Special Education 196 57 129 39
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Limited English skills 17 32 6 13
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Not Limited English skills 183 60 126 41
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Low-income household 193 55 128 38
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Not a Low-income household 6 75 4 50
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Attended same school since Oct. 1 192 56 125 37
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New to school since Oct. 1 8 53 7 50
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Not Eligible for migrant services 200 56 132 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.