In keeping with the mission of MTSD, principals, program consultants, teachers and other district personnel analyze student data to plan and write curriculum; organize and deliver instruction; supplement curriculum to provide for the needs of individual students; select resources; and plan and write assessments that provide ongoing information about student growth. We continue to strive to create an environment where all students will grow, learn and succeed.
The district provides information about its student achievement results at public board meetings and to each school’s parent group.
In Pennsylvania, the PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) tests are used to measure a student’s attainment of the academic standards while also determining the degree to which school programs enable students to attain proficiency of the standards. Students in grades 3-8 take the PSSA tests every spring.
Below are the percentages of all students in the district Grades 3-8 who scored Proficient or Advanced in the subject area assessments: Reading, Mathematics, Science and Writing.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education provides an official comprehensive report card for each district and school in the Commonwealth. To view this report card or to find more information regarding the district and school performance, please visit Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website and search for information by district.
Pennsylvania Keystone Exams
The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to evaluate proficiency in academic content. Currently, any student enrolled in a Keystone related course must participate in the exams. Beginning with the class of 2017, students must demonstrate proficiency on the Algebra 1, Literature and Biology Keystone Exams to graduate. Students who did not achieve proficiency on the subject-related Keystone test prior to the end of the 11th grade year, must re-take the test.
*MTHS Proficiency: Algebra 1- 60.2% Biology – 69.4% Literature -72.6%
Celebrating the Class of 2015
2015 Advanced Placement Exams
296 students took a total of 531 exams
85% of the class received a score of 3 or higher
17% of the class received a score of five (highest possible score)
84% of the class plans to continue their education
71.6% of the class accepted offers to 4-year colleges
12.4% of the class accepted offers to 2-year colleges/Specialized Schools
1.2% of the class plans on entering the Armed Forces
National Merit Program
Class of 2015: 2 Finalists, 2 Semi-finalists, 5 Commended
MT SAT Scores
86% of the Class of 2015 took the SAT
MT Class of 2015: Reading Avg: 534 Math Avg: 544 Writing Avg: 512
PA State Avg: Reading Avg:499 Math Avg: 504 Writing Avg: 482
Nation Avg: Reading Avg: 495 Math Avg: 511 Writing Avg: 484
MT Total Avg Score: 1590
International Baccalaureate Program (IB Program)
Class of 2015: 19 MTHS students earned an International Baccalaureate Diploma for a 90% graduation rate. The international pass rate is 78%.