Minnesota presses new plan to grade school performance

Aug 01, 2017

MPR, Solvejg Wastvedt

Minnesota is moving to change the measures it uses to judge school performance, the newest steps in a decades-long quest to measure student success.

State officials have drafted a plan that would evaluate schools on five factors: state test scores, how many students move up a level on state tests, graduation rates, progress for students learning English and school attendance.

The plan would flag the lowest-performing schools, which would then need to develop improvement plans the state would monitor.

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