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‘She’s all of ours’: Candlelight vigil and prayer service held for missing teen
Ready, set, mow! Lawn mowers become battle-tested at fair
Weekend rain strains sewer plant's capacity
Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, August 17
Drug conviction earns more than seven years in prison
Sports schedule for Friday, August 18
Football: B-E ready to make next step
Next man up: Empting takes over at QB after Roste's three-year run
A promise kept: Plan started at the Viking Speedway is rekindled after the death of a friend
Matt Cullen comes home to play for the Wild
Christian group forms to challenge government corruption, tyranny
Knute Nelson to celebrate Alexandria's seniors
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Habitat for Humanity dedicates two new homes
Photo of the Week
Johnson - Engebretson
Morken: Habitat key to curbing coyotes' effect on fawns
DNR report: Fewer small game hunters buy licenses in 2016
Morken: Death of Bosek hits hard for many
Plenty of deer harvest opportunities locally
DNR sees illegal use of hydraulic jets on more local waters
Delores M. Johnson
Jennifer R. Lorenz-Billings
Richard Henry Tomford
Sylvia O. Johnson
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN: Views of the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
Letter: We need to work and pray together
Commentary: Think of the possibilities new school would bring
Echo Press Editorial: Blank page speaks volumes
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Minnesota adds 7,700 jobs in July; unemployment rate unchanged
Grant helps Glenwood with downtown facelift
Leadership change at Runestone Museum
Schwan's announces acquisitions as frozen food company beefs up its pizza business
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
hires and promotions
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August 7, 2017
Minnesota test shows minorities still struggle
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Minnesota students appear to be maintaining mostly steady standardized scores on reading, math and science, but whites continue...
August 7, 2017 - 6:14pm
September 3, 2014
Students excel on MCA tests
The percentage of Alexandria School District 206 students who met or exceeded grade level expectations on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) in the spring of 2014 outperformed statewide averages for all grades. The Minnesota Department of Education released the MCA...
September 3, 2014 - 12:00am
August 28, 2013
Alexandria students at the head of their class
Students in Alexandria School District 206 outperformed their Minnesota peers in proficiency in the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) reading and math tests. They also outscored the nine regional school districts with similar demographics that the district uses for comparison...
August 28, 2013 - 3:58pm
August 10, 2012
Local students do well on state tests
Students in Alexandria School District 206 fared well in the latest round of state testing. A glance at the results of Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) reading and math scores reveal that Alexandria School District 206 students continue to outperform their Minnesota peers...
August 10, 2012 - 12:00am
May 26, 2011
Minnesota students make small gains in math on 2011 MCAs
Minnesota students made small gains on the 2011 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs). However, significant achievement gaps remain between the state's white students and students of color. Student proficiency on the Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (GRAD) remained...
May 26, 2011 - 9:45am
December 4, 2010
ACT research shows challenging classes key to college success
It will soon be time for both junior high and high school students to select classes for the next semester or school year. ACT offers valuable information to students and their parents to help students prepare for the future. A rigorous college-preparatory curriculum is the best...
December 4, 2010 - 1:09pm
October 24, 2010
Register now for December ACT test
Registration is now open for the December 11 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before November 5. The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam. It tests what students have actually learned in school, not their...
October 24, 2010 - 8:45am
August 29, 2010
Take the MCA Challenge at the Minnesota State Fair
Roseville, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is inviting Minnesotans to take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) Challenge at the Minnesota State Fair for a fun and free preview of the innovative online MCA assessment that students take every spring. State...
August 29, 2010 - 3:48pm
July 7, 2010
Students do well on tests
Students across the state - including those in Douglas County - fared well in state reading and math tests. Last week, the state released test scores for students who took the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA). The tests were administered in the spring of this year to students...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
May 29, 2010
Students make progress on statewide math, reading tests
Minnesota students are better prepared for career and postsecondary education than they were only a few years ago according to Minnesota graduation requirements results announced Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). In the Math Graduation-Required Assessments...
May 29, 2010 - 9:24am
July 31, 2009
Getting it down to a science: Students perform above average in state science tests
With school just a little over a month away, students will be putting their noses back to the grindstone. They've been there before - scoring well on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments-Series II (MCA-II) Science Tests last spring. In Alexandria School District 206, 887 students...
July 31, 2009 - 12:00am
July 17, 2009
Local students do well on required math, reading tests
Even though school is out for the summer, students are receiving high marks. Recently, the state released test scores for students who took the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments-Series II (MCA-II). The tests were administered in the spring of this year to students statewide in...
July 17, 2009 - 12:00am
July 16, 2008
Students excel on state tests
Student scores for MCA-II tests this year showed marked improvements - both statewide and within school districts in and around Douglas County. Math and reading MCA-II tests are required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The assessments are administered in reading for...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00am