Benson Area Learning Center is located in Benson, MN and is one of 4 schools in Benson Public School District. It is a alt. school that serves 24 students in grades 7-12.
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems.
Benson Area Learning Center did not make AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Minnesota in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Benson Area Learning Center's test results to learn more about school performance.
Student Economic Level (2011)
In 2011, Benson Area Learning Center had 42% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Minnesota had 37% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Benson Public School District spends $10,181 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 67% on instruction, 28% on support services, 5% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Benson Public School District District
In 2011, Benson Area Learning Center had 33 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Minnesota average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
The MCA-II are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 are assessed in reading and in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math.
How is it Scored?
Students score at one of four levels: does not meet standards, partially meets standards, meets standards ,and exceeds standards. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed standards. In order to graduate from high school, students must pass the grade 10 reading and grade 11 math MCA-II exams.