as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/09/2020 05:49pm
A bill for an act
relating to civics education; creating civics test reporting requirements; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 120B.36, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 120B.36, subdivision 1, is amended
(a) The commissioner
(1) student academic performance data under section 120B.35, subdivisions 2 and 3;
(2) academic progress consistent with federal expectations;
(3) school safety and student engagement and connection under section 120B.35,
subdivision 3, paragraph (d);
(4) rigorous coursework under section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (c);
(5) 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
(6) 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;
(7) 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;
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deleted text begin (11)deleted text end new text beginnew text endfoster 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
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(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 website
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 website 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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