Minn. Ed. Dept. To Release Test Scores

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Education is set to release a new round of school test scores which will show how many students are meeting the state’s high school graduation requirements.

On Tuesday, the department is scheduled to release statewide results from the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments and the Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma, or GRAD.

Last year, 58 percent of 11th graders met the state’s math requirement for graduation on the first attempt, up slightly from 2009. On the reading requirement, 78 percent of 10th graders passed on the first try, which was the same as in 2009.

Students are required to meet state math and reading requirements in order to graduate. However, they are offered multiple chances to be retested if they fail to clear the bar on the first try.

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  • tom

    MDE out of MN, get rid of the liberal teachings in our schools

  • Steve

    Sadly, it’s people like you who make teaching so difficult. Teachers have to help students learn from a broad perspective, even though they go home every night to narrrow-minded parents like yourself.

    I’m sure the 2 minutes you’ve spent in a school in the past 10 years, makes you a professional on exactly what “liberal” teachings are going on in the schools, right?

    Thankfully, you are in a HUGE minority and generally don’t affect the people who are positive contributors in our society. I know 98% of my 300 students’ parents are bright, open-minded individuals who appreciate the comprehensive education their children are receiving.

    You could always move to Ruby Ridge, Idaho if you want a more conservative, close-minded approach!

  • Quint

    Its very unfortunate and distructive for our educators to become political in their approach to education. The focus has been taken off the education of the students and now seems to be more on ideology and benefits for unions and teachers. This can only hurt our students, parent participation, and community involvement. Its time to take the politics out of our education system and this starts with unions, federal funding with strings attached, text book editing, and teacher pushing an agenda. The entire system from k-university education should be politically neutral.

  • Horace Mann

    Once again, Minnesotans will learn that test scores are directly tied to zip codes.

    Big shock.

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