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South Dakota School District Uses Clearinghouse Data to Gain College Insights

by NSC Blog | Dec 18, 2019 | Case Studies, K-12, Research Services, StudentTracker for High Schools, StudentTracker for High Schools Case Studies |

Madison Central School District Revealed Its Students Outperformed State Standards in All Subjects

The Madison Central School District in Madison, South Dakota, revealed that its public school students outperformed South Dakota students overall in the 2018-19 online Smarter Balance exams, according to a recent news article.

The National Student Clearinghouse provided data related to Madison Central and other South Dakota graduates regarding degree and enrollment verification and student education outcomes. The Clearinghouse data shows that 74% of Madison graduates were interested in school beyond high school with 48% studying at public in-state colleges, 10% at private in-state colleges, and 17% at out-of-state colleges.

The top four post-secondary schools that Madison graduates attended were Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, Mitchell Technical Institute and Augustana University.

The article also states that Madison Central’s attendance rate stood at 97% and the high-school completion rate was 91%. The factors indicating the Madison students’ levels of college and career readiness stood at 67%, compared to the state’s overall rating of 48%.

Combining Clearinghouse data with standardized testing outcomes, districts like Madison Central can gain insight into their school district’s impact on student outcomes.

The Clearinghouse data shows that 74% of Madison graduates were interested in school beyond high school with 48% studying at public in-state colleges, 10% at private in-state colleges, and 17% at out-of-state colleges.

 

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