as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/08/2018 02:41pm
A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring reporting on civics test questions; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 120B.36, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 120B.36, subdivision 1, is amended
(a) The commissioner
shall report student academic performance data under section 120B.35, subdivisions 2 and
3; the percentages of students showing low, medium, and high growth under section 120B.35,
subdivision 3, paragraph (b); school safety and student engagement and connection under
section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (d); rigorous coursework under section 120B.35,
subdivision 3, paragraph (c); the percentage of students under section 120B.35, subdivision
3, paragraph (b), clause (2), whose progress and performance levels are meeting career and
college readiness benchmarks under sections 120B.30, subdivision 1, and 120B.35,
subdivision 3, paragraph (e); longitudinal data on the progress of eligible districts in reducing
disparities in students' academic achievement and realizing racial and economic integration
under section 124D.861; the acquisition of English, and where practicable, native language
academic literacy, including oral academic language, and the academic progress of all
English learners enrolled in a Minnesota public school course or program who are currently
or were previously counted as English learners under section 124D.59; new text beginnew text endtwo separate student-to-teacher ratios that clearly indicate
the definition of teacher consistent with sections 122A.06 and 122A.15 for purposes of
determining these ratios; staff characteristics excluding salaries; student enrollment
demographics; foster care status, including all students enrolled in a Minnesota public school
course or program who are currently or were previously in foster care, student homelessness,
and district mobility; and extracurricular activities.
(b) The school performance report for a school site and a school district must include
school performance reporting information and calculate proficiency rates as required by the
most recently reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
(c) The commissioner shall develop, annually update, and post on the department Web
site school performance reports consistent with paragraph (a) and section 120B.11.
(d) The commissioner must make available performance reports by the beginning of
each school year.
(e) A school or district may appeal its results in a form and manner determined by the
commissioner and consistent with federal law. The commissioner's decision to uphold or
deny an appeal is final.
(f) School performance data are nonpublic data under section 13.02, subdivision 9, until
the commissioner publicly releases the data. The commissioner shall annually post school
performance reports to the department's public Web site no later than September 1, except
that in years when the reports reflect new performance standards, the commissioner shall
post the school performance reports no later than October 1.
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