Mehlville Schools Meet All Standards on MAP Tests

The Mehlville School District met all 14 standards set by Missouri for annual testing.

The Mehlville School District met every standard in the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests. The 14 state standards indicate student performance in math, communication arts, science and social studies. 

“We are extremely proud of the results we get considering the money we spend and the socio-economic diversity represented within our district,” said Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost in a district release. “We have some of the best educators in the business and we approach student achievement individually with each child.”

Students grades 3-12 take the MAP tests each spring, and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the 2011-12 results on Tuesday. 

Schools no longer have to worry about making "adequate yearly progress" levels that were set in President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind law. The levels had specific targets every year that ended with all students scoring proficient in reading and math by 2014. 

Missouri—along with 33 other states—received a waiver releasing it from the goal. 

This year, to make adequate yearly progress, Missouri schools had to have 72.5 percent of students test at grade level in math and 75.5 percent test at grade level in reading.

Statewide, 55 percent of students scored proficient or advanced in communications arts, up from 54.6 percent in 2009-2010. The passing rate in math increased from 54.3 percent to 55 percent, the Post-Dispatch reported

Missouri Assessment Program Test Scores for 2010-11

South St. Louis County Schools Reading Math Achievement Benchmarks        75.5 72.5   Affton 58.6 60.1   Bayless 46.8 48.4   Hancock Place 45.2 48.9 78.3 81.5 62.7

See the full list of scores for each school in the state here.

Karl Frank Jr. August 16, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Thanks for the information. As I've said many times before, standardized tests is just an expensive way to tell us what we already know, which is the socioeconomic status of the children that attend our schools.
D Seidel August 16, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Woo hoo!
Sue Kettler August 16, 2012 at 11:26 PM
I'm sorry. Aren't these old scores? Or at least the wrong year listed? The MAP Scores released this week were from the 2011-2012 school year.
Sarah Flagg August 17, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Hi Sue! Sorry, I put the wrong year, the scores are from the 2011-2012 school year. Thanks for pointing that out!
amy wittmeyer-parrott November 01, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Does anyone know how to obtain a child's past map scores? I need to obtain my son's map scores starting from elementary through high school to send to his college. Thanks, Amy


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