The Mexico Board of Education heard MAP testing results from last year and e-sports at Tuesday’s meeting.
MAP testing assesses students in grades 3 through high school in government, English language arts and mathematics based on a scale of below basic, basic, proficient and advanced.
According to the test results, grades 3 through 7 is slightly below but comparable to the basic state level, while the high school is more equal at the proficient level.
Mathematics is an area of need for the schools with a majority of students at a basic level across the district.
Government is at a basic level when compared to students statewide.
These test results will be used as a baseline for testing for MAP testing for this year.
Superintendent Dr. Zach Templeton said administrators have been looking at e-sports teams and the opportunities the program can provide including a way for more students to be involved in the school and college scholarships.