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as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 01/10/2013 11:57am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to education; clarifying the district process for reviewing curriculum,
instruction, and student achievement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012,
section 120B.11.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 120B.11, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.


For the purposes of this section and section 120B.10,
the following terms have the meanings given them.

(a) "Instruction" means methods of providing learning experiences that enable a
student to meet state and district academic standards and graduation requirements.

(b) "Curriculum" means district or school adopted programs and written plans for
providing students with learning experiences that lead to expected knowledge and skills
new text begin and college and career readinessnew text end.

Subd. 2.

Adopting policies.

A school board shall deleted text beginhave in place an adopted written
deleted text endnew text begin adopt anew text end policy new text beginto support and improve teaching and learning new text endthat includes deleted text beginthe followingdeleted text end:

(1) district goals for instruction including the use of best new text beginteaching new text endpractices, district
and school curriculum, and achievement for all student subgroupsnew text begin identified in section
120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (2)
new text end;

(2) a process for evaluating each student's progress toward meeting new text beginstate and local
new text endacademic standards and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of instruction new text beginin pursuit
of student and school success
new text endand curriculum affecting students' deleted text beginprogressdeleted text endnew text begin academic
achievement and growth
new text end;

(3) a new text beginperformance-based new text endsystem for periodically reviewing and evaluating new text beginthe
effectiveness of
new text endall instruction and curriculum new text beginthat includes, among other measures to
improve teaching and learning, a performance-based system for annually evaluating
school principals under section 123B.147, subdivision 3, and school teachers under
section 122A.40, subdivision 8, or 122A.41, subdivision 5
new text end;

(4) a plan for improving instruction, curriculum, and student new text beginacademic new text endachievement
new text begin and growthnew text end; and

(5) an education effectiveness plan aligned with deleted text beginsectiondeleted text endnew text begin sections 120B.023,
subdivision 2, and
new text end 122A.625 that integrates new text beginhigh-quality new text endinstruction, new text beginrigorous new text endcurriculum,
deleted text beginanddeleted text end technologynew text begin, and a collaborative professional culture that develops teacher quality,
performance, and effectiveness
new text end.

Subd. 3.

District advisory committee.

Each school board shall establish an
advisory committee to ensure active community participation in all phases of planning and
improving the instruction and curriculum affecting state and district academic standardsnew text begin,
consistent with subdivision 2
new text end. A district advisory committee, to the extent possible,
shall reflect the diversity of the district and its deleted text beginlearningdeleted text endnew text begin schoolnew text end sites, and shall include
teachers, parents, support staff, students, and other community residents. The district
may establish deleted text beginbuildingdeleted text endnew text begin sitenew text end teams as subcommittees of the district advisory committee
under subdivision 4. The district advisory committee shall recommend to the school
board rigorous academic standards, student achievement goals and measuresnew text begin consistent
with section 120B.35
new text end, new text begindistrict new text endassessments, and program evaluations. deleted text beginLearningdeleted text endnew text begin School
new text end sites may expand upon district evaluations of instruction, curriculum, assessments, or
programs. Whenever possible, parents and other community residents shall comprise at
least two-thirds of advisory committee members.

Subd. 4.

deleted text beginBuildingdeleted text endnew text begin Sitenew text end team.

A school may establish a deleted text beginbuildingdeleted text endnew text begin sitenew text end team to develop
and implement an education effectiveness plan to improve instruction, curriculum,
and student achievementnew text begin at the school site, consistent with subdivision 2new text end. The team
shall advise the board and the advisory committee about developing an instruction and
curriculum improvement plan that aligns curriculum, assessment of student progress in
meeting state and district academic standards, and instruction.

Subd. 5.

new text beginLocal new text endreport.

deleted text begin (a) By October 1 of each year, the school board shall use
standard statewide reporting procedures the commissioner develops and adopt a report
that includes the following:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) student achievement goals for meeting state academic standards;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) results of local assessment data, and any additional test data;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) the annual school district improvement plans including staff development goals
under section 122A.60;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) information about district and learning site progress in realizing previously
adopted improvement plans; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (5) the amount and type of revenue attributed to each education site as defined
in section 123B.04.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin Consistent with requirements for school performance report cards under section
120B.36, subdivision 1,
new text end the school board shall publish a deleted text beginsummary of thedeleted text end report new text beginabout
student achievement goals, local assessment outcomes, plans for improving curriculum
and instruction, and success in realizing previously adopted student achievement goals
and improvement plans
new text endin the local newspaper with the largest circulation in the district,
by mail, or by electronic means such as the district Web site. deleted text beginIf electronic means are used,
school districts must publish notice of the report in a periodical of general circulation in the
district. School districts must make copies of the report available to the public on request.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c) The title of the report shall contain the name and number of the school district and
read "Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Achievement." The report
must include at least the following information about advisory committee membership:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) the name of each committee member and the date when that member's term
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) the method and criteria the school board uses to select committee members; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) the date by which a community resident must apply to next serve on the committee.
deleted text end

Subd. 6.

Student evaluation.

The school board annually shall provide high school
graduates or GED recipients who deleted text beginreceivedeleted text endnew text begin receivednew text end a diploma or its equivalent from the
school district new text beginwithin the two previous school years new text endwith an opportunity to report to the
board new text beginby electronic means new text endon the following:

(1) the quality of district instruction, curriculum, and services;new text begin and
new text end

(2) the quality of district delivery of instruction, curriculum, and servicesdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (3) the utility of district facilities; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) the effectiveness of district administration.
deleted text end

new text begin For purposes of improving instruction and curriculum and realizing student
achievement goals, and consistent with section 13.32, subdivision 6, paragraph (b), the
board must forward a summary of its evaluation findings to the commissioner upon
request in the format the commissioner directs.
new text end

Subd. 7.

Periodic report.

Each school district shall periodically ask affected
constituencies about their level of satisfaction with school. The district shall include the
results of this evaluation in the report required under subdivision 5.

Subd. 8.

Biennial evaluation; assessment program.

At least once every two years,
the district report new text beginunder subdivision 5 new text endshall include an evaluation of the new text begineffectiveness of
new text enddistrict testing programsdeleted text begin, according to the following:deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (1) written objectives of the assessment program;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) names of tests and grade levels tested;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) use of test results; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4) student achievement results compared to previous years.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment
and applies to reports on the 2013-2014 school year and later.
new text end