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SF 1067

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 08/21/2015 11:53am

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A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring school districts to include a grade promotion or
retention policy in strategic plans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section
120B.11, subdivision 2.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 120B.11, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Adopting plans and budgets.

A school board, at a public meeting, shall
adopt a comprehensive, long-term strategic plan to support and improve teaching and
learning that is aligned with creating the world's best workforce and includes:

(1) clearly defined district and school site goals and benchmarks for instruction and
student achievement for all student subgroups identified in section 120B.35, subdivision 3,
paragraph (b), clause (2);

(2) a process for assessing and evaluating each student's progress toward meeting state
and local academic standards 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 process for determining grade promotion or retention that supports each
student's progress and growth toward career and college readiness;

(3) (4) 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, and teacher
evaluations under section 122A.40, subdivision 8, or 122A.41, subdivision 5;

(4) (5) 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) (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

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


This section is effective for plans adopted after July 1, 2015.

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