Kasson-Mantorville scores big on MCA tests
Kasson-Mantorville Schools announced a phenomenal leap in academic growth during the 2022-2023 school year, as evidenced by the exceptional Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments results in math, reading and science, according to a media release from the school.
The school district not only surpassed its ambitious academic goals but has also achieved results that outshine the state average across all content areas and grade levels.
“I am so proud of the outstanding efforts of our students, teachers, and the leadership team as they recommitted to academic excellence this past school year,” Ashley Kaplan, director of student and staff support systems, was quoted as saying in the district’s press release. “We set a very high goal for student achievement in August 2022 and worked together around that shared mission with incredible success.”
At K-M Elementary School, the commitment to excellence shines through as they celebrate these remarkable MCA scores, the release said.
“I am so excited to be joining Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School this year,” said new elementary principal Courtney Frie. “KM strives for excellence; the MCA scores are one more way we show that. We will celebrate these scores with our teachers during back-to-school activities. Next week. We are very blessed at KMES to be able to partner with our Literacy Specialist and Teaching and Learning Coordinator to focus on closing the gap between our MCA reading and math scores.”
The passion and commitment of Kasson-Mantorville Middle School’s teachers and staff have played a pivotal role in driving student success, school sources say.
“At KMMS, we continually have teachers and staff who go above and beyond for students in all facets of the student experience,” said middle school principal Josh Larsen. “We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated group to lead students in their learning. Student success at KMMS is directly related to the care and compassion of our teachers and staff.”
At the high school level, the dedication and diligence of educators have yielded exceptional outcomes, the district press release said.
“We are very proud of the level at which our students demonstrated their learning on the MCA tests last spring. All of our teachers worked very hard not just to teach the standards in their classes, but to provide extra supported during BRIDGE for students who needed additional help. And then our students did all that we asked, which was to put forth their very best effort on test day,” said high school Principal Trent Langemo.