Local schools perform well

By Chuck Kajer, Managing Editor

The New Prague Area Schools received their test scores from the reading and math portions of the MCA-II exams, which students took during the past school year. District officials are pleased with the improvements the students showed in the exams from the previous year, and will use the testing data to improve curriculum in order to increase scores in areas that show a need for improvement.

The tests are part of the No Child Left Behind federal initiative, which was passed nine years ago, in an unlikely alliance between Republican (Pres.

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