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August 23, 2013

Test scores on the rise at MVTHS

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Olson said the program is starting its third year and has been quite effective.

“It's really helped our kids to have another option to acquire those credits and get back on track toward graduation,” Olson said.

Pipher also provided some preliminary state testing results. While all the scores are not yet available, MVTHS students are trending upward in their performance, he said.

Between 2012 and 2013, a higher number of students met or exceeded standards in state testing for math, science, and reading.

In math this year, 47 percent of students met or exceeded the standards, compared to 45 percent in 2012. Fifty-three percent of students met or exceeded standards for reading this year, compared to 46 percent in 2012. And in science this year, 46 percent of students met or exceeded standards, compared to last year's 43 percent.

Pipher's report was part of an in-depth presentation at Monday's MVTHS Board meeting, given by members of the school's Leadership Team.

Board President Carl Miller said additional presentations will be made in the future when more specific state testing results are available.

“It's a great thing that brings the board up to date on scores,” Miller said of the presentations.

Other MVTHS Board actions Monday included:

n Accepting the resignations of assistant girls soccer coach Jeff Scarbrough, and assistant Future Business Leaders of America sponsor Nikki Bauer-Prost.

n Approval of the hiring of Mary Elizabeth Johnson as a new business education teacher.

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