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122A.413 Educational improvement plan.

Subdivision 1. Qualifying plan. A district may develop an educational improvement plan for the purpose of qualifying for alternative teacher compensation aid under sections 122A.414 and 122A.415. The plan must include measures for improving school district, school site, teacher, and individual student performance.

Subd. 2. Plan components. The educational improvement plan must be approved by the school board and have at least these elements:

(1) assessment and evaluation tools to measure student performance and progress;

(2) performance goals and benchmarks for improvement;

(3) measures of student attendance and completion rates;

(4) a rigorous professional development system that is aligned with educational improvement, designed to achieve teaching quality improvement, and consistent with clearly defined research-based standards;

(5) measures of student, family, and community involvement and satisfaction;

(6) a data system about students and their academic progress that provides parents and the public with understandable information; and

(7) a teacher induction and mentoring program for probationary teachers that provides continuous learning and sustained teacher support. The process for developing the plan must involve district teachers.

Subd. 3. School site accountability. A district that develops a plan under subdivisions 1 and 2 must ensure that each school site develops a board-approved educational improvement plan that is aligned with the district educational improvement plan under subdivision 2. While a site plan must be consistent with the district educational improvement plan, it may establish performance goals and benchmarks that meet or exceed those of the district. The process for developing the plan must involve site teachers.

HIST: 1Sp2001 c 6 art 2 s 53

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