Brentwood Schools Exceed State Testing Targets
The Brentwood School District attained proficiency in math and communication arts on the 2011 Missouri Assessment Program. Scores were released on Thursday.
The Brentwood School District achieved state-set proficiency goals in math and communication arts, preliminary data from the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) show.
The MAP test, aimed at gauging whether students are performing at grade level, is a component of the federal No Child Left Behind law. The goal of the federal program is to have all students performing at grade level by 2014.
The data was made public Thursday by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
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Brentwood continued an upward trend that started in 2006. Since then, the district's proficiency scores have moved higher each year, except in 2008, when it dropped one point before rebounding by more than five points the next year.
As a district, Brentwood's overall proficiency jumped from 71.4 last year to 73.8 in 2011.
McGrath Elementary School was the only Brentwood school that failed to meet state proficiency targets. It missed proficiency targets in communication arts by 1.5 points. It was the first time McGrath failed to meet the target in a decade.
Preliminary MAP Test Results
|2010 Reading||2011 Reading||2010 Math||2011 Math|
|Brentwood High School||82.3||85.9||66.7||78.3|
|Brentwood Middle School
|Mark Twain Elementary
*The Annual Proficiency Target for math and reading is the percentage of students expected to score proficient or advanced on the state test in a given year.
See the full district MAP test scores on the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website.