State identifies 119 schools making significant progress in closing achievement gaps
New state data show that nearly two-thirds of Minnesota schools are making significant progress in closing achievement gaps in reading and math, but few schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul are making major gains.
The state is plagued with one of the largest achievement gaps in the U.S. between white students and students of color. The gaps are most prevalent in the Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools. As a way to track progress in closing the gap, the state in 2012 devised the Multiple Measurements Ratings (MMR) system, which relies on test-score improvements and graduation rates.