Report: Many Minnesota Schools Not Closing Achievement Gaps
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new state report finds hundreds of Minnesota school districts are not making significant progress to close achievement gaps.
Under a 2013 state law, all school districts and charter schools in Minnesota are required to adopt a plan to improve reading and math test scores, boost graduation rates and cut achievement gaps for all students.
But the Minnesota Department of Education reviewed the first year of those plans and they reportedly found many are not meeting their targets.
If the districts and charter schools do not meet their goals by the 2017-18 school year, some of their state funding could be in jeopardy.
The report finds more than half of Minnesota's districts and charter schools are not meeting their math test score targets for special education students, students with limited English, black students and poor students.