Ensure that all Minnesota students count
To help all students excel, Minnesota must start with more accurate and detailed data on where they are now. The 2016 All Kids Count Act, which passed the Legislature with bipartisan support, called for student achievement data disaggregation and cross-tabulation to provide policymakers, educators, and families with detailed, actionable data they can use to build on students’ strengths and target specific needs. During the 2017 state legislative session, advocates and policymakers collaborated to make this law even stronger. The final education bill Gov. Dayton signed into law ensures that key student groups are included and clarifies the implementation timeline and requirements to ensure smooth, timely implementation of data disaggregation across the state.