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120B.36 SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY; APPEALS PROCESS.
    Subdivision 1. School performance report cards. (a) The commissioner shall use objective
criteria based on levels of student performance to report at least student academic performance,
school safety, two separate student-to-teacher ratios that clearly indicate the definition of teacher
consistent with sections 122A.06 and 122A.15 for purposes of determining these ratios, and staff
characteristics, with a value-added component added no later than the 2008-2009 school year. The
report must indicate a school's adequate yearly progress status, and must not set any designations
applicable to high- and low-performing schools due solely to adequate yearly progress status.
    (b) The commissioner shall develop, annually update, and post on the department Web
site school performance report cards.
    (c) The commissioner must make available the first performance report cards by November
2003, and during the beginning of each school year thereafter.
    (d) A school or district may appeal its adequate yearly progress status in writing to the
commissioner within 30 days of receiving the notice of its status. The commissioner's decision to
uphold or deny an appeal is final.
    (e) School performance report cards data are nonpublic data under section 13.02, subdivision
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, until not later than ten days after the appeal procedure described in paragraph (d) concludes.
The department shall annually post school performance report cards to its public Web site
no later than September 1.
    Subd. 2. Adequate yearly progress data. All data the department receives, collects, or
creates for purposes of determining adequate yearly progress designations under Public Law
107-110, section 1116, are nonpublic data under section 13.02, subdivision 9, until not later than
ten days after the appeal procedure described in subdivision 1, paragraph (d), concludes. Districts
must provide parents sufficiently detailed summary data to permit parents to appeal under Public
Law 107-110, section 1116(b)(2). The department shall annually post adequate yearly progress
data to its public Web site no later than September 1.
History: 2003 c 129 art 1 s 9; 2004 c 294 art 2 s 5; 2007 c 146 art 2 s 11