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HF 19

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/10/2019 11:54am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying the world's best workforce performance measures
and reports; requiring a report;amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.11,
subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 5, 9.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.11, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

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 including applied
and experiential learning.

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

(c) "World's best workforcenew text begin goalsnew text end" means deleted text beginstriving todeleted text endnew text begin the following goalsnew text end:

new text begin (1)new text end meet school readiness goals;

new text begin (2)new text end have all third grade students achieve grade-level literacy;

new text begin (3)new text end close the academic achievement gap among all racial and ethnic groups of students
and between students living in poverty and students not living in poverty;

new text begin (4)new text end have all students attain career and college readiness before graduating from high
school; and

new text begin (5)new text end have all students graduate from high school.

(d) "Experiential learning" means learning for students that includes career exploration
through a specific class or course or through work-based experiences such as job shadowing,
mentoring, entrepreneurship, service learning, volunteering, internships, other cooperative
work experience, youth apprenticeship, or employment.

new text begin (e) "State plan" means the plan submitted by the commissioner in accordance with the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as most recently authorized, and approved by
the United States Department of Education, including the state goals identified in the plan.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Ineffective teacher" means a teacher whose most recent summative teacher evaluation
resulted in placing or otherwise keeping the teacher on an improvement process pursuant
to section 122A.40, subdivision 8, or 122A.41, subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin (g) "Inexperienced teacher" means a licensed teacher who has been employed as a teacher
for three years or less.
new text end

new text begin (h) "Out-of-field teacher" means a licensed teacher who is providing instruction in an
area in which the teacher is not licensed.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.11, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Performance measures.

Measures to determine school district and school
site progress in deleted text beginstriving to createdeleted text endnew text begin meetingnew text end the world's best workforce new text begingoals new text endmust include at
least:

(1) the size of the academic achievement gap, new text beginas measured by the Minnesota
Comprehensive Assessments;
new text end

new text begin (2) new text endrigorous course taking under section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (c), clause
(2), and enrichment experiences by student deleted text beginsubgroupdeleted text endnew text begin groupnew text end;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end student performance on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessmentsnew text begin in reading
and mathematics
new text end;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end high school graduation rates; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end career and college readiness under section 120B.30, subdivision 1deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin, paragraph
(p), as measured by student performance on the high school Minnesota Comprehensive
Assessments in reading and mathematics, and successful completion of rigorous coursework
that is part of a well-rounded education, including advanced placement, international
baccalaureate, or concurrent enrollment coursework, or attainment of a certificate or
industry-recognized credential; and
new text end

new text begin (6) other performance measures consistent with the state plan not otherwise required by
this subdivision.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.11, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Adopting plans and budgets.

A school board, at a public meeting, deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end
adopt a comprehensive, long-term strategic plan to support and improve teaching and
learning that is aligned with deleted text begincreatingdeleted text end the world's best workforce new text begingoals new text endand includes:

(1) clearly defined district and school site goals and benchmarks new text beginto meet statewide goals
new text end for instruction and student achievement for all student deleted text beginsubgroupsdeleted text endnew text begin groupsnew text end identified in section
120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (2);

(2) a process to assess and evaluate each student's progress toward meeting state and
local academic standards, assess and identify students to participate in gifted and talented
programs and accelerate their instruction, and adopt early-admission procedures consistent
with section 120B.15, and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of instruction in pursuit
of student and school success and curriculum affecting students' progress and growth toward
career and college readiness and leading to the world's best workforce;

(3) a system to periodically review and evaluate the effectiveness of all instruction and
curriculum, taking into account strategies and best practices, student outcomes, school
principal evaluations under section 123B.147, subdivision 3, students' access to effective
teachers who are members of populations underrepresented among the licensed teachers in
the district or school and who reflect the diversity of enrolled students under section 120B.35,
subdivision 3
, paragraph (b), clause (2), and teacher evaluations under section 122A.40,
subdivision 8
, or 122A.41, subdivision 5;

(4) strategies for improving instruction, curriculum, and student achievement, including
the English and, where practicable, the native language development and the academic
achievement of English learners;

(5) a process to examine the equitable distribution of teachers and strategies to ensure
low-income and minority children are not taught at higher rates than other children by
inexperienced, ineffective, or out-of-field teachers;

(6) education effectiveness practices that integrate high-quality instruction, rigorous
curriculum, technology, and a collaborative professional culture that develops and supports
teacher quality, performance, and effectiveness; and

(7) an annual budget for continuing to implement the district plan.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.11, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Report.

deleted text beginConsistent with requirements for school performance reports under
section 120B.36, subdivision 1, the school board shall publish a report in the local newspaper
with the largest circulation in the district, by mail, or by electronic means on the district
website.
deleted text endnew text begin (a)new text end The school board deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end hold an annual public meeting to review, and revise
where appropriate, student achievement goals, local assessment outcomes, plans, strategies,
and practices for improving curriculum deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end instructionnew text begin,new text end and cultural competency, and efforts
to equitably distribute diverse, effective, experienced, and in-field teachers, and to review
district success in deleted text beginrealizingdeleted text endnew text begin achievingnew text end the previously adopted student achievement goals
and related benchmarksnew text begin,new text end and the improvement plans leading to the world's best workforce.
The school board must transmit an electronic summary of its report to the commissioner in
the form and manner the commissioner determines.

new text begin (b) The commissioner must complete the annual school performance reports required
under section 120B.36, subdivision 1, including student performance at each school district
and school site using the performance measures in subdivision 1a, and other information
required under this subdivision. The school board must post a copy of the school performance
reports for the district and each school site on the district's website, or provide a link to the
district and school site performance reports on the Department of Education's website.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.11, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Annual evaluation.

(a) The commissioner must identify effective strategies,
practices, and use of resources by districts and school sites in deleted text beginstriving fordeleted text endnew text begin meetingnew text end the world's
best workforcenew text begin goalsnew text end. The commissioner must assist districts and sites throughout the state
in implementing these effective strategies, practices, and use of resources.

(b) The commissioner must new text beginuse the performance measures in the accountability system
of the state plan, including academic achievement in math and reading, graduation rates,
and a school quality indicator, to
new text endidentify deleted text beginthosedeleted text endnew text begin school sites andnew text end districts deleted text beginin any consecutive
three-year period
deleted text end not making sufficient progress new text beginin any consecutive three-year period new text endtoward
deleted text begin improving teaching and learning for all students, including English learners with varied
needs, consistent with section 124D.59, subdivisions 2 and 2a, and striving for the world's
best workforce.
deleted text endnew text begin meeting state goals. The commissioner must implement evaluation timelines
and measures consistent with the state plan. The commissioner may identify districts or
school sites that do not provide information required for evaluation as failing to make
sufficient progress toward meeting state goals. The commissioner may evaluate, designate,
and report on school districts and charter schools separately, consistent with the evaluation
process under the state plan.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end The commissioner, in collaboration with the identified district, may require the district
to use up to two percent of its basic general education revenue per fiscal year during the
proximate three school years to implement deleted text begincommissioner-specifieddeleted text endnew text begin evidence-basednew text end strategies
and new text beginbest new text endpractices, consistent with paragraph (a), to improve and accelerate deleted text beginitsdeleted text end progress in
deleted text begin realizing itsdeleted text endnew text begin meetingnew text end goals under this section. In implementing this section, the commissioner
must consider districts' budget constraints and legal obligations.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end report by January 25 of each year to the committees
of the legislature having jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education the list
of school districts that have not submitted their report deleted text beginto the commissionerdeleted text end under subdivision
5 and the list of school districts deleted text beginnot achieving their performance goals established in their
plan under subdivision 2
deleted text endnew text begin identified under paragraph (b) as not making sufficient progress
toward meeting state goals
new text end.