MCA results lower than desired
Pine River-Backus School’s Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) scores are often lower than state standards, though 2013 results correlate closely with scores in schools with comparable free and reduced lunch numbers.
“It’s frustrating because there are so many things that went wrong. The window was shifted and changed. The system went down while the kids were taking the test,” said PR-B Superintendent Cathy Bettino.