The Middleton-Cross Plains School District is celebrating impressive state assessment test scores, which the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recently released. Our district was among the highest scoring, when compared to surrounding Dane County districts, which includes increases in 3rd, 4th, 8th, and 10th-grade English Language Arts and Math, along with the highest ACT scores.
Some of the testing areas we want to highlight include:
English Language Arts: MCPASD had the highest percentage of advanced/proficient students in grades 3rd, 4th, 8th and 10th.
Mathematics: MCPASD had the highest percentage of advanced/proficient students in 3rd, 4th, 8th, and 10th grade.
Science: MCPASD had the highest percentage of advanced/proficient students in 8th grade. Second-highest percentage of advanced/proficient students in 4th grade.
Social studies: MCPASD had the highest percentage of advanced/proficient students in 8th grade. Second-highest percentage in 4th grade.
ACT: MCPASD had the highest percentage of advanced/proficient students in English Language Arts, Science and Math.
The district's assessment framework captures data from various sources, including state assessments.
"We are thrilled to see these data and know they are a result of the efforts of our extraordinary staff and students. While we celebrate these results, we also know that there is continued room for improvement," said Director of Elementary Education MaryBeth Paulisse.
"While our district is excited to see our strong scores, our staff is also proud of the gains we have made in our social-emotional learning work with students as reflected by our student and family engagement surveys. This additional data is equally important and is another data point from which to grow from," said Director of Secondary Education Keith Schneider.
"One important factor to note is that participation rates were higher and more aligned to pre-pandemic participation rates. Therefore, the data is likely more accurate than the prior school year. This will allow us to continue to work on the areas where students need support." said Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for the MCPASD, Dr. Silvia Romero-Johnson.
Congratulations to both our students and staff for all their hard work! State testing is just one of the many ways we are able to showcase our students' level of understanding and academic success!
*MCPASD compared our scores to the following surrounding schools including Madison Metropolitan, Sun Prairie, Verona, Waunakee, McFarland, Deforest, Oregon, Monona Grove and Stoughton.