Minnesota Unveils New School Accountability System

Minnesota Unveils New School Accountability System

August 28, 2018

Erin Golden and MaryJo Webster report for the Minneapolis Star Tribune that, under ESSA, Minnesota is “broadening its barometer for success to include high school graduation rates, attendance, progress made by students learning English, and students’ improvement on test scores,” and under these measures, about a quarter of schools in the state have been identified as having “low marks on at least one of those measures and must now begin a three-year effort to fix those problems.” In a related article in the Twin-Cities Pioneer Press, Christopher Magan examines the state’s new accountability system in the context of closing Minnesota’s achievement gaps.