Standardized Test Scores
The data reveal low levels of academic proficiency in both English and Math for students attending all four MPN target schools – across the board. In fact, the majority of MPN students, regardless of the school they go to or the grade level they attend, are performing below proficiency in both English and Math. While scores for proficiency on the English portion of the STAR vary across grade level, there is a clear pattern of worsening performance in Math, going from 49% in the 3rd grade down to not one student being proficient in Math by the 11th grade. Only 29% of MPN students are at or above grade level according to these assessments from 3rd to 8th grade. Middle school is particularly noteworthy, where data shows poor outcomes in both English and Math compared to other grade levels. In fact, only 21% of MPN middle schoolers are considered proficient.
The San Francisco Unified School District and the California Department of Education provide several robust measures of academic proficiency. For MPN schools, STAR testing is performed annually in grades 2-11 to assess proficiency in numerous content areas, including English, Math, Science, and Social Studies.