Heartland Schools Are Some of the State's Highest Performers on the MAP Test
By: Jason Lindsey
More than 10 Heartland show-me schools rank among the state's highest performers on the MAP test.
Advance Elementary is one of those top schools. 79.2% of the 6th graders scored at proficient or advance levels on the math section of the MAP test last year. The state average is about 45%.
Principal Dr. Aaron Cornman says it's all about teamwork. "We all work together and I think that has been our greatest improvement with our regard to our success on the MAP test."
Advance Elementary school leaders also incorporate a lot of new technology into the classroom. Plus, according to Cornman, the school is departmentalized. In other words, teachers stick to one subject. "Rather than having to prep for seven they are preparing for one class."
Cornman tells Heartland News this honor proves one thing; a small school like Advance Elementary can compete and be as successful as any big school.
Advance Elementary isn't the only school showing off when it comes to the MAP Test. From the lead belt to the bootheel, all these schools rank among the state's highest performers on the MAP test.