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Schools in area, across state see growth in tests scores


Paynesville Area Elementary School was among the schools celebrating this week when the state released its most recent school rankings. The school made dramatic gains in its Multiple Measurement Ratings scores over the past year. The first of these kinds of scores were released by the Minnesota Department of Education in spring 2012. The school this year has been named a Reward School, among the top 25 percent in the state.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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