MN Dept. of Ed Narrows Down Top Choice For Student Success Indicator

MN Dept. of Ed Narrows Down Top Choice For Student Success Indicator

October 21, 2016

With the help of a multi-pronged work group, the Minnesota Dept. of Education (MDE) has already narrowed down a front runner to use as an indicator of school quality or student success in its accountability plan: chronic absenteeism. According to the Minnesota Post, “groups have been meeting periodically since July and seem to have reached consensus on adopting chronic absenteeism — federally defined as missing at least 15 school days, or roughly 10 percent of the school year — as Minnesota’s fifth indicator of choice, largely because the data already exists and is consistent across districts.”