Saint Paul Public Schools Data Center


The Data Center is the primary location in SPPS for STUDENT summary data including reports on state/district mandated assessments, data on other performance indicators and demographics at the school and district levels. If you are interested in data for other topics (such as ELL and Special Education assessments, building/facilities data, etc.), please refer directly to those departments.

MCA-III 2013 District-wide Math Results

Overall Highlights:
  • With an overall increase of three percentage points from 2012, the district has an overall percentage of proficiency in math of 44%.
  • Across racial/ethnic groups, 71% of Caucasian students are proficient, 44% of Asian American students are proficient, 33% of American Indian students are proficient, 32% of Hispanic students are proficient, and 26% of African American students are proficient.
  • Asian American and American Indian student proficiency increased five percentage points.
  • The Caucasian student proficiency in math was three percentage points higher than their peers statewide.
  • Six schools had double-digits increases in math proficiency, and another nine had greater than five percentage points’ increase.
  • SPPS was deliberate in its efforts and took very intentional steps to help students make more progress on the math standards that were first tested two years ago.
Trends from 2012 to 2013:
  • Grade 5 and up each increased in their percentage of students proficient from 2012 to 2013. Grade 3 saw a slight decrease and grade 4 was unchanged.
  • As stated above, Asian American and American Indian student proficiency increased five percentage points, narrowing their gap with Caucasian students.
  • African American student proficiency increased at the same rate as Caucasian, two percentage points, leaving that gap unchanged from last year.
  • Hispanic student proficiency decreased one percentage point; widening that gap.
  • There were slight increases in proficiency rates among students with special needs (up one percentage point to 20%) and low-income students (up two percentage points to 33%).
  • English Language learner proficiency decreased seven percentage points to 23%.
Comparison to State Results:
  • The percentage of SPPS students who are proficient in math is lower than the state across all grades and student groups with the exception of the Caucasian student group, where it is higher by three percentage points.
MCA-II 2013 District-wide Reading Results

Overall Highlights:
  • Comparisons to last year’s test scores is not appropriate, because of the significant change in the rigor of this test due to incorporation of the Common Core standards. We saw a similar dip in statewide test scores after the new mathematics test in 2011.
  • In this baseline year, the overall percentage of student proficiency in reading across the district is 37%.
  • Among student racial/ethnic groups, 71% of Caucasian students are proficient, 31% of American Indian students are proficient, 29% of Hispanic students are proficient, 26% of Asian American students are proficient, and 25% of African American students are proficient.
  • As in math, the Caucasian student group is the only one that indicated levels of proficiency higher than the state average, which it exceeded by six percentage points.
  • Among other student groups, students eligible for free or reduced lunch (low-income) achieved the highest rates of proficiency (25%), followed by students with special needs (16%), then English language learners (10%).
Comparison to State Results:
  • The percentage of SPPS students who are proficient in reading is lower than the state across all grades and student groups with the exception of the Caucasian student group, where it is higher by six percentage points.

To see more District results on the 2013 MCA-III, Click Here.