The MCA-III is given to scholars in grades 3-8 and in high school. The standardized test measures their proficiency in math, reading, and science. These graphs show the results of all Hiawatha scholars in the 2016-17 school year and how they compare to their peers in Minneapolis Public Schools and statewide.

Beating the odds

We have continually proven that our scholars can achieve regardless of race, income or socioeconomic status. Students who are learning English and students who receive free or reduced-price lunch generally achieve at higher rates than their peers statewide.

A focus on literacy

We have strong instructional strategies in place, beginning with a focus on Close Reading this year, to increase proficiency rates even more.

More ways of measuring success

At Hiawatha Academies, we care about more than test scores. Our scholars and families have continuously told us that they appreciate everything we do for them. We know this because scholars are almost always in school daily, most come back to us every school year, scholars’ families are involved in their children’s learning and they have even told us they would recommend us to a friend.

For more detailed academic data, read our 2017 annual report or visit the Minnesota Department of Education website.