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Letter to the community on MCA results


Dear MPS families and partners,
First, I’d like to thank you for supporting Minneapolis Public Schools as we continue to focus on our students, invest in our staff and engage with our community. We could not do this work without you.
This week we received the results for the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA), which showed a slight increase in our reading scores and stability in our math scores. We know we need to do better so our students can reach their full potential. 
We have to understand where we are to be able to know where we are going. The district will take some time to step back, reflect on our current practices and evaluate how we can make meaningful changes to better align ourselves to the goals of our strategic plan, Acceleration 2020. I know we can improve our MCA scores. But it’s more than just improving our scores on a state exam. It’s about making sure we provide our more than 36,000 students with the education and skills they need to be college and career ready.
We will make progress. And as always, we will need your continued support to get there — because we are in this together. 
Thank you again for your commitment to our students and our community. I’m looking forward to welcoming everyone back into our buildings soon. 
Ed Graff
Minneapolis Public Schools