Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Just released Tuesday were the results of the Writing Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (GRAD) testing administered to ninth-graders state-wide. The state average is 89.5 percent of ninth-graders in Minnesota passing the test. All schools in our area scored above the state average. Kimball ninth-graders scored highest of all local school districts. Here are the results: Kimball, 98.33 percent (59 of 60 passed the test) Litchfield, 96.35 percent (132 of 137 passed) Dassel-Cokato, 96.62 percent (200 of 207 passed) Eden Valley-Watkins, 95.65 percent (66 of 69 passed) Albany, 95 percent (114 of 120 passed) ROCORI, 93.10 percent (189 of 203 passed) Paynesville, 94.12 percent (80 of 85 passed) Annandale, 91.88 (147 of 160 passed Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, 90.54 percent (67 of 74 passed). The Writing GRAD test replaced the writing Basic Skills Test. It was designed to measure whether a student has attained adequate writing skills before graduation. The test focuses on composition, style, sentence formation, grammar, mechanics and spelling.