New state education plan aims for equity, designates help to more schools

Aug 30, 2018

Duluth News Tribune, Jana Hollingsworth

The results of a single test are no longer the main way to judge academic performance under Minnesota’s new education accountability plan rolled out this week.

Under the new plan, attendance joins graduation rates and academic growth as a measure for success. With this week’s data release, the Minnesota Department of Education’s emphasis is not on scores but on the larger number of schools that will receive extra support under its North Star accountability plan.

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