By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Student assessment scores generally above state averages

Difficult to determine trends due to gap in testing


September 30, 2021


Because there was no standardized tests in 2020 due to the pandemic, H-M-S administrators are finding it difficult to determine any academic proficiency trends without comparable data.

Iowa Assessment results for 2020-21 indicate that Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn students generally tested at or above state averages. But those scores do not provide a complete picture because of a lapse in testing a year ago due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Information presented at the school board meeting on Sept. 20 shows third and fourth graders' proficiency was above state averages for English Language Arts and math, as was that of freshmen and juniors. Sophomores scored higher than state averages in math and science, but were just under state proficiency in English.

Principals acknowledged t...

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