Minneapolis and St. Paul schools continue to fail.
Hundreds of school districts in the state are not making significant progress in closing achievement gaps, including the state’s largest urban districts, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
All Minnesota school districts and charter schools are required to improve reading and math test scores, boost graduation rates and cut achievement gaps for all students, under a state law passed in 2013.
But in its first progress report, the Minnesota Department of Education says that many are not meeting their targets.
If they do not meet their goals by the 2017-18 school year, some of their state funding could be in jeopardy.
(Not to worry. They’ll find a way to keep the parts of the machine that matter – the parts that pay dues back to Education Minnesota and thence the DFL – funded one way or another).
Unmentioned; we got a big jump after Minnesota dropped its graduation testing. So of course we had a big jump one year, followed by a trickle of “improvement” since then.
In unrelated news that’s probably related? They also lowered the standards to get a GED. So that’s looking better now, too!