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Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
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April 10, 2015
Schoolmates show support
Third, fourth and fifth-graders at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar receive cheers of support from their younger classmates at the end...
April 10, 2015 - 11:02pm
August 26, 2014
Local test scores increase
WILLMAR — The release of state testing data indicates that scores for Willmar’s elementary schools increased from 2013 to 2014. The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment, administered to students in April, is one of the tools school districts use to measure whether a school’s...
August 26, 2014 - 11:27pm
Students and parents who want to practice on MCA III sample problems can go to the website www.perspectiveforfamilies.com. Choose Minnesota on the home page, and then choose the student's grade on the Minnesota home page. Students should have an ID number they can use to sign in,...
February 26, 2011 - 12:34am
The State Department of Education uses great care to develop the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments. Danith Clausen, Willmar's director of curriculum and instruction, said the tests are written by groups of teachers recruited by the SDE from across the state. They start with the...
February 26, 2011 - 12:33am
Are you smarter than an eighth-grader?
Take a look at the state's sample math test for eighth-graders, chock full of algebra problems, and, depending on your memory and your age, you...
February 26, 2011 - 12:28am
Teachers at city schools learning to work with test results
WILLMAR -- Teachers in Willmar's schools have found a number of ways to use information from the standardized tests their students take each year. Teachers and administrators from Willmar's four school buildings spoke at a Willmar School Board workshop session Monday afternoon. The...
October 26, 2010 - 12:00am
July 1, 2010
For schools, math scores jump over those from a year ago
Math scores statewide improved at nearly every grade level while reading scores were little changed in the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments scores released this week by the Minnesota Department of Education. The state uses the tests to gauge student proficiency in math and reading...
July 1, 2010 - 12:00am
September 25, 2008
Willmar School Board discusses report on testing
PENNOCK -- Frustrations with the way the state labels school districts bubbled to the surface when the Willmar School Board discussed scores on last spring's standardized tests. Danith Clausen, director of curriculum and instruction, presented the district's annual report on curriculum...
September 25, 2008 - 12:00am