Palmer High School Test Scores

Test Scores

Subject Proficiency Testing

Student exit exams receive grades among multiple proficiency levels established by the state. These figures display how the school as a whole performed in different subjects.

Discipline School District State
Math 2.7 2.6 2.6
Reading 2.9 2.8 2.7

Reading Proficiency Distribution

Reading proficiency is determined by student results on the school's Standards Based Assessment test.

Total Students Tested 218
Below or Far Below Proficient 9%
Advanced or Proficient 91%

Math Proficiency Distribution

Math proficiency is determined by student results on the school's Standards Based Assessment test.

Total Students Tested 215
Below or Far Below Proficient 31%
Advanced or Proficient 69%

Overall Student Performance

This measures overall student performance on state exams. The calculations by U.S. News were the first of two steps in determining which schools received at least a bronze medal.

State Test Performance Index 79.9
Risk-Adjusted Performance Index 12.7

Disadvantaged Student Performance

This measures the proficiency on state exams among typically underperforming subgroups. The calculations by U.S. News were the second of two steps in determining which schools received at least a bronze medal.

Percentage of Disadvantaged Students Who Are Proficient 75.6
Percentage of Non-Disadvantaged Students Who Are Proficient 83.0
Gap Between Disadvantaged and Non-Disadvantaged Students -7.5
Gap Between School and State Among Disadvantaged Students 16.9

College-Ready Student Performance

High school students take AP® and IB exams to earn college credit and demonstrate success at college-level course work. U.S. News calculated a College Readiness Index based on exam participation rates and percentages of students passing at least one exam. The Index determined which types of medals (gold, silver or bronze) were awarded to top-performing schools.

College Readiness Index 11.6
Exam Used for Index IB

Advanced Placement® (AP®) Student Performance

Many U.S. higher educational institutions grant credits or advanced placement based on student performance on AP® exams. This shows this school's student participation and performance on these exams if data were available. (N/A means no students participated.)

Participation Rate 11%
Participant Passing Rate 74%
Exams Per Test Taker 1.4
Exam Pass Rate 76%
Quality-Adjusted Participation Rate 8%
Quality-Adjusted Exams Per Test Passer 1.5

International Baccalaureate (IB) Student Performance

Students can receive college credit for successful completion of IB certificate exams. This information displays how the school's students participated and performed on IB exams if data were available. (N/A means no students participated.)

Participation Rate 13%
Participant Passing Rate 88%
Exams Per Test Taker 3.5
Exam Pass Rate 85%
Quality-Adjusted Participation Rate 11%
Quality-Adjusted Exams Per Test Passer 3.4
IB Diploma Per Test Taker 30.8%
IB Diploma Per Grade 12 Enrollment 3.9%

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Data are based on the 2011-2012 school year.

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International Baccalaureate (IB) data provided by International Baccalaureate of North America. Used with permission.

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