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SF 2681

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/25/2019 04:40pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to education; requiring a report on the use of disaggregated data; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.31, subdivision 3a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.31, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Rollout sites; report.

(a) The commissioner of education shall designate up
to six school districts or charter schools as rollout sites.

(b) The rollout sites should represent urban school districts, suburban school districts,
nonurban school districts, and charter schools. The commissioner shall designate rollout
sites and notify the schools by August 1, 2017, and the designated school districts or charter
schools shall have the right to opt in or out as rollout sites by September 1, 2017.

(c) The commissioner must consult stakeholders and review the American Community
Survey to develop recommendations for best practices for disaggregated data. Stakeholders
consulted under this paragraph include at least:

(1) the rollout sites;

(2) parent groups; and

(3) community representatives.

(d) The commissioner shall report to the legislative committees having jurisdiction over
kindergarten through grade 12 education policy and finance by February 1, 2018. The
commissioner may research best practices from other states that have disaggregated data
beyond the requirements of the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act. The commissioner must consult with the stakeholders on how to measure
a student's background as an immigrant or a refugee and provide a recommendation in the
report on how to include the data in the statewide rollout. The recommendations may address:

(1) the most meaningful use of disaggregated data, including but not limited to which
reports should include further disaggregated data;

(2) collection of additional student characteristics, including but not limited to ensuring
enhanced enrollment forms:

(i) provide context and the objective of additional data;

(ii) are designed to convey respect and acknowledgment of the sensitive nature of the
additional data; and

(iii) are designed to collect data consistent with user feedback;

(3) efficient data-reporting approaches when reporting additional information to the
department;

(4) the frequency by which districts and schools must update enrollment forms to meet
the needs of the state's changing racial and ethnic demographics; and

(5) the criteria for determining additional data. This recommendation should include a
recommendation for frequency of reviews and updates of the additional data and should
also identify the approach of updating any additional census data and data on new enrollees.
This recommendation must consider additional student groups that may face education
disparities and must take into account maintaining student privacy and providing
nonidentifiable student level data.

new text begin (e) The commissioner must report to the legislative committees having jurisdiction over
kindergarten through grade 12 education policy and finance by February 7, 2020. The
commissioner must report on the progress of collecting and reporting disaggregated data
since the report in paragraph (d). The commissioner must consult with stakeholders to
interpret the data collected from rollout sites. The report must include the following
recommendations:
new text end

new text begin (1) how to improve data collection;
new text end

new text begin (2) a uniform method for school districts to disaggregate data;
new text end

new text begin (3) how to use collected data to improve instruction, the equitable distribution of
resources, student achievement, and the school district report card;
new text end

new text begin (4) how to use collected data to inform legislators and other stakeholders on targeted
solutions; and
new text end

new text begin (5) what other student groups should be added to the data collection and reporting.
new text end