March 22, 2018
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The mission of Educational Assessment and Evaluation Services is to help school district staff become skillful users of data. This web site offers tools and documents that can help with interpreting achievment data and learning more about state and local assessment data. Particular emphasis is placed on state wide measures (MCA, ACCESS for ELL, EXPORE and PLAN) and with NWEA's Measures of Academic Progress (MAP).
ACT Results
The ACT results reported here are provided by ACT and downloaded from the MDE. The years represent the graduation year of the students, regardless of the year in which they were tested. Note that these data may be different from the results of the grade 11 school-day administration first begun in 2015. Users can search by economic development region and view results for each high school within the region. Data include the average scale scores and, in a second view, the percent of students at each benchmark. Results for each school can be compared to the national, state and (weighted) region averages. Click here to view this report.
MMR Growth
Minnesota's Multiple Measurement Rating system (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, growth gap reduction and graduation rates of schools. Looking at the relationship between two of these domains (growth and gap reduction) can give schools a picture of where they perform on both, and how they compare to other schools in their region.

Click on the State Data menu tab and select MMR Growth under the Report drop down to access the MMR Growth Data. (Read more about this MMR Growth Analysis)
Challenge Index
The relationship between a school's student population and its achievement level is a well researched-phenomenon. Schools with higher proportions of English language learners, students receiving free and reduced lunch and students of color tend, on average, to have smaller proportions reaching proficiency. Sometimes it is helpful for educators to study their students' performance compared to other schools with similar "challenging" populations.

Click on the State Data menu tab and select Challenge Index under the Report drop down, which looks at a school's MCA scores relative to its student population. (Read more about the Challenge Index)
MAP Growth Calculator
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) are widely used to assess growth for individual students. MAP has the ability to accurately measure progress from season to season, and teachers will often use this fact to set targets - that is, identify a RIT score that the student should aspire towards on the next test. But how should one set these targets? What is a realistic goal? What is a "stretch" goal? If a student is not currently proficient, how much growth is needed to reach proficiency and over what period of time?

Click on the NWEA menu tab to see the MAP Growth Calculator, a graphical tool for understanding how different growth rates and different targets can be used to set three-year growth goals. (Read more about the Growth Calculator)