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Rushford-Peterson Schools reflect on Statewide Assessment results


Fri, Aug 27th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Minnesota Department of Education has released the statewide assessment scores, and Rushford-Peterson students showed tremendous growth across the board in 2009-2010. Students in third through eighth grades, tenth and eleventh grades are measured utilizing the MCA-II (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment) tests. Grades 3-8 are measured in both reading and math, while 10th grade is measured in reading and 11th grade is measured in math.

Of the 14 assessments given to students, 13 grade levels scored above, and in some cases well above, the State's average scores. A short time ago, in 2006-2007, R-P had only five out of the 14 tests finished at or above the State targets. "These scores are an indication that our instruction and curriculum are aligned with Minnesota academic standards," says Superintendent Chuck Ehler of R-P's results. "I give credit for these high marks to our teachers, staff, students, and parents. Their understanding of the importance of our instructional strategies and of the assessment procedures has significantly contributed to this success. The District will continue working on our goal to improve our instructional process, and we look forward to additional academic gains in the future."

Rushford-Peterson students, staff, and parents should be quite proud of these achievements. When compared locally, the third grade reading score, 96.1 percent proficient, was the highest score received by any school in Fillmore, Houston, Winona, and Olmsted counties. Also in comparison with all schools in these four counties, 12 out of the 14 R-P scores placed in the top 50 percent of schools.

Statewide results were not as promising as Rushford-Peterson's results. On the whole, there was a small increase in math scores throughout the state, while reading scores remained relatively flat.

R-P survey questions new school initiative

Fri, Aug 27th, 2010
Posted in Education



The results of a district-wide survey by the R-P school district are in. Intended to question 2,500 households on the direction of district facilities, the survey presented two options: Option one is a continuance of the new school initiati ..... 
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Chatfield discusses budget cuts, raising levy

Fri, Aug 20th, 2010
Posted in Education

All members were present to discuss the upcoming operating levy proposal at the Chatfield School Board's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 17, 2010. Superintendent Edward Harris gave a PowerPoint presentation detailing the budget conditions ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board seeks to fill board position

Fri, Aug 20th, 2010
Posted in Education

Lanesboro Principal Brett Clark spoke to the board at the meeting on August 19 about several items. The first was to go over the high school handbook. Clark said the handbook was mostly unchanged from last year.

Board member Steve Snyder as ..... 
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Hanson graduates from Continental Auctioneer School

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Education

Continental Auctioneer Schools of Mankato, MN, announces the graduation of Jordan D. Hanson, 31252 Cty. 7, Chatfield, MN, 55923. Students received instruction in all phases of the auctioneer profession and were awarded diplomas and the "Certified Au ..... 
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Melver of Preston, receives Diamonds and Dreams scholarship

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Education

MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Twins Community Fund today announced that the Diamonds and Dreams Scholarship Program will grant $2,000 scholarships to 20 Upper Midwest youth in pursuit of post-secondary education. A ceremony to recognize rec ..... 
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Lanesboro library sponsors discussion on race

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Friends of the Lanesboro Library is hosting a discussion group with trained facilitators about the RACE Exhibit, currently on display at the Rochester Public Library. Discussion groups will meet on August 31 at 6 p.m. in the Rose Bell Memorial R ..... 
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Fillmore Central approves attempt for $300,000 referendum

Fri, Jul 30th, 2010
Posted in Education

At the regular meeting on July 27, the Fillmore Central School Board approved trying for a referendum levy during the election this fall. Superintendent Myrna Luehmann explained there is a current referendum of $400 per pupil unit that will be sunse ..... 
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Chatfield welcomes new superintendent

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education

The Chatfield School Board welcomed new superintendent of schools Edward Harris to their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 19, 2010. Harris publicly acknowledged the warm welcome he has received from the community, noting that he is "very exci ..... 
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