Southwest 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 2.5 1.3 2.0
Reading 3.2 2.2 2.8

Reading Proficiency Distribution

Reading proficiency is determined by student results on the school's Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment test.

Total Students Tested 391
Does Not Meet the Standards 8%
Partially Meets the Standards 13%
Meets the Standards 30%
Exceeds the Standards 50%

Math Proficiency Distribution

Math proficiency is determined by student results on the school's Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment test.

Total Students Tested 395
Does Not Meet the Standards 29%
Partially Meets the Standards 22%
Meets the Standards 24%
Exceeds the Standards 26%

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 92.3
Risk-Adjusted Performance Index 20.5

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 36.2
Percentage of Non-Disadvantaged Students Who Are Proficient 81.8
Gap Between Disadvantaged and Non-Disadvantaged Students -45.6
Gap Between School and State Among Disadvantaged Students -3.5

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 43.4
Exam Used for Index AP®

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 61%
Participant Passing Rate 61%
Exams Per Test Taker 2.8
Exam Pass Rate 53%
Quality-Adjusted Participation Rate 38%
Quality-Adjusted Exams Per Test Passer 2.4

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 47%
Participant Passing Rate 94%
Exams Per Test Taker 3.9
Exam Pass Rate 71%
Quality-Adjusted Participation Rate 44%
Quality-Adjusted Exams Per Test Passer 2.9
IB Diploma Per Test Taker 17.9%
IB Diploma Per Grade 12 Enrollment 8.3%

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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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