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State Assessment Scores Released


According to the state assessment scores released by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) on August 25, Alexandria Public Schools (APS) students continue to score above state averages in reading, math, and science in the percent of students proficient. However statewide students are struggling.The latest statewide scores show just over half of the Minnesota students tested met proficiency levels in reading – and only 45 percent were proficient in math.  Education officials blame setbacks caused by the pandemic.