Merrimack’s assessment scores up 25%

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Re: Merrimack’s assessment scores up 25%

Postby Debra Huffman » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:26 pm

I hope someone with more knowledge can post more detail, but the NAEP scores I referred to earlier show that in 2009, for Grades 12, 8 and 4 Mathematics, the only state in the US that scored higher than NH was Massachusetts. I wish we knew how Merrimack scored, but I can't find this level of detail. I also can't find any TIMSS scores specific to Merrimack and/or NH.

These figures are important, and our community should be proud of them. It would be good if Mr. Berry could write an article explaining these national and international test scores.
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Re: Merrimack’s assessment scores up 25%

Postby joeteacher73 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:42 am

PS: I'd like to be sure we don't miss this line from the article: "More than 80 percent of Merrimack students are going on to college, Johnson said, and the school has a state champion science team and a nationally competitive alternative energy team." That's some good stuff.

Your post brings up a very interesting question. With 80% or more of our students going on to college, I wonder how many are completing their studies and earning a degree? At the University of New Hampshire, 2009 data states that the Four-year graduation rate is only 51.9%. It would be very helpful in judging our schools if they could provide longitudinal achievement data for our students so we could see how well they are being educated at MHS.
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