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    Subdivision 1. Qualifying plan. A district or intermediate school district may develop an
educational improvement plan for the purpose of qualifying for the alternative teacher professional
pay system under section 122A.414. The plan must include measures for improving school
district, intermediate 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, consistent with section 122A.60, 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;
(7) a teacher induction and mentoring program for probationary teachers that provides
continuous learning and sustained teacher support; and
(8) substantial participation by the exclusive representative of the teachers in developing the
    Subd. 3. School site accountability. A district or intermediate school 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 and developed with the exclusive representative of the teachers. 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.
History: 1Sp2001 c 6 art 2 s 53; 1Sp2005 c 5 art 2 s 39