Minnesota test scores remain flat; achievement gap stays open
New statewide test results gave Minnesota educators nothing to cheer: Reading and math outcomes showed no significant improvement, and the achievement gap persisted.
In addition, test results all but guarantee the state will not reach its goal of cutting the achievement gap in half by 2017.
For the third year in a row, schools across the state saw no overall improvement on math and reading tests. In the 2015-16 school year, 59 percent of students met math standards, down one percentage point from last year. In reading, 60 percent of students met standards, similar to last year’s results.