Minnesota test results show math down a bit, reading flat
Aug 07, 2017
Star Tribune, Anthony Lonetree, Beatrice Dupuy, and MaryJo Webster
New statewide test results reveal a familiar tale of woe for Minnesota schools: No improvements in math and reading, nor in the state’s stubborn achievement gap.
“Frustrating,” Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius termed it in a statement Monday.
Five years ago, Minnesota set an ambitious goal of cutting the achievement gap in half by 2017. But in the four years since it introduced a tough new reading test, the gaps in results between white and minority students statewide have barely budged in reading and math, and widened in math in both St. Paul and Minneapolis.More Here