Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Student assessment scores generally above state averages

Difficult to determine trends due to gap in testing

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 that...

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