Office of Black Male Student Achievement
We have established the Office of Black Male Student Achievement, a new department dedicated to accelerating academic strategies and narrowing the achievement gap.
Strategic Plan: Imagine MPS in 2020
MPS is working on an updated Strategic Plan, a document that will articulate our goals and priorities from 2014 to 2020. The plan will create a clear framework for efforts to accelerate student achievement and eliminate the gaps in educational outcomes between MPS student groups.
As part of MPS’ shift to transform the educational experience for students, a number of schools will receive additional midyear supports and resources. These are designed to accelerate student achievement and kick start student growth in the second half of the school year.
Behavior Standards Policy
The new Behavior Standards Policy will positively impact all students—those who are struggling and those who are not. Training and resources for our instructional staff members will support more effective learning environments across the board, enhance classroom management practices and also help to redirect behaviors positively.
Five-Year Enrollment Plan
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) has proposed a five-year plan to strengthen schools through enrollment strategies.
Report on Academic Progress
We are committed to our academic transformation efforts. The Shift campaign brings urgency to increase outcomes for students and improve district operations to support schools. One strategy is to improve instruction in core subjects by fully implementing Focused Instruction. Together with the expansion of successful targeted interventions, we can change the performance trajectory for many of our students.
Quality Compensation, or Q Comp, is an exciting opportunity for MPS to take advantage of $9.17 million in state and local funding this year. Its purpose is to support teachers as they work to advance outcomes for students.
A levy helps fund important educational programs and services that are not fully funded by the state.
Learn more about the 2012-13 student surveys and the changes that will be made in 2013-14.
Reports and Data
View information on enrollment, demographics, where students live, graduation rates, and more.
At Minneapolis Public Schools, we are committed to building a system of sustainable financial management that includes a budget process that is disciplined, predictable and transparent. We will report regularly to the public and we will listen to our families, staff and community.
2013 MCA results
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) made incremental growth in some areas on the 2013 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA), such as district-wide math scores and narrowing proficiency gaps between MPS and state scores.
Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR)
MMR is the new accountability reporting system under the Minnesota Elementary and Secondary Education Act Waiver, also known as the No Child Left Behind Waiver. It consists of four equally weighted measures to determine school performance: proficiency; growth, achievement gap reduction and graduation rates (high schools only).