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Accountability: measuring success

How do we measure the success of schools and students? Education Week discusses Quality Counts 2016: Accountability.

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In Minnesota, No Child Left Behind overhaul nears reality

Christopher Magan, Pioneer Press, November 28, 2015   Minnesotans will have more control over their schools if Congress approves a long-overdue rewrite of the controversial federal No Child Left Behind Act. U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., recently led a bipartisan team of congressional negotiators that put the finishing touches on a compromise to replace the […]

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Why the Accountability Scandals Matter

Michael Diedrich, Minnesota 2020, September 10, 2013 – It’s a few weeks now since reports first hit that Tony Bennett (former superintendent of Indiana and, now, Florida) had reworked the state’s school grading system to make sure a particular school got the grade he thought it deserved. Those have now been confirmed by an official report [PDF] commissioned by Indiana’s […]

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Troubled schools submit fix-it plans

Kim McGuire, Star Tribune, September 19, 2012 – Students will get an extra 10 minutes of math each day at Central Park Elementary in Roseville. Bethune Elementary in Minneapolis wants to cut suspensions by 12 percent over the next school year. Piedmont Elementary in Duluth is helping parents of preschoolers expand their children’s vocabularies to get […]

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Two Cass Lake Schools receive MMR designations

Bemidji Pioneer, May 24, 2012 – CASS LAKE – Two Cass Lake schools were highlighted in the state’s Department of Education’s Multiple Measurement Ratings. Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School received a Focus distinction. The distinction puts the school in the top 10 percent of Title 1 schools making the biggest contribution to the state’s achievement gap. […]

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Middle School scores high in state testing

Chuck Kajer, New Prague Times, May 24, 2012 – New Prague Middle School principal Tim Dittberner was downright giddy Tuesday, following the release of test scores for schools across the state. “This is like winning a game to go to the state tournament,” said Dittberner, who knows the feeling, having done that five times in […]

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[Forest Lake] schools receive positive marks under new state rating system

Forest Lake Times, May 24, 2012 – Forest View Elementary a Reward School The new rating system employed by the state of Minnesota to evaluate schools has issued its results, and by all early indications Forest Lake Area Schools received positive marks. No school in the Forest Lake district fell under the categories of Priority […]

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State’s program a better measurement of Minn. schools, education official says

Alex Friedrich, Minnesota Public Radio, May 22, 2012 – ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota schools have a new way to measure performance, replacing the controversial No Child Left Behind accountability system with the state’s own. Education officials say the new measurements take more factors into account to grade a school’s performance. But the system also […]

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Minnesota Department of Education Releases New Multiple Measurement Ratings – May 22, 2012

For Immediate Release Contact: Keith Hovis, MDE 651.582.8275 (o) 651.308.2252 (c) keith.hovis@state.mn.us Minnesota waiver replaces failed No Child Left Behind law; makes way for better, fairer way to monitor school performance ROSEVILLE – Today, the Minnesota Department of Education released Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) for schools across the state. The new ratings are the result […]

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Minnesota problem-school criteria narrowed

Megan Boldt, Pioneer Press, May 20, 2012 – Remember that highly publicized watch list of Minnesota public schools failing to make adequate progress toward math and reading goals? It’s gone. Instead, Minnesota education officials on Tuesday, May 22, will unveil a much smaller list based not just on test scores but also on other measures […]

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