The results from the 2016 MCA tests are in and Farmington students continue to demonstrate overall achievement above state averages. The results also show that Farmington has markedly lower minority achievement gaps across the board. While Farmington students in grades 3-8 continued to test above state averages in all subjects, possibly the most noticeable data point this year is that the number of high school students opting not to take the MCA tests increased significantly across the state. In Farmington, nearly one quarter (24.6%) of 11th grade students chose not to take the MCA math test. This means that the data from the test will not present a full or accurate picture of district achievement at the high school level. Although many did not take the MCA math test, nearly all 11th grade students in Farmington took the ACT during the 2015-16 school year.
A full report of the district 2016 MCA results will be presented at the August 22 meeting of the Farmington School Board. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and take place in the Farmington City Council Chambers at Farmington City Hall (430 3rd St, Farmington, MN 55024). Archived meetings can be viewed on the district YouTube channel.