>> Shift: Reshaping the educational experience at Minneapolis Public Schools
To help achieve our vision of every child college and career ready, MPS wishes to share in-depth school performance information to increase transparency, provide equitable access to information and – most importantly – support and encourage our stakeholders to engage in our schools’ improvement efforts.
MPS monitors the performance of each school through a comprehensive accountability system. We also use other state and federal performance measures to understand how our schools can better meet students’ needs. We know that each of our schools has an achievement gap and has room to gain better results for students. MPS is working to implement gap-closing strategies, especially at schools that have the farthest to grow, and to raise academic achievement for all students.
MPS Online Scorecard: The MPS scorecard is a collection of 29 measures of progress, called metrics, toward our nine strategic goals. These goals are primarily focused on student academic achievement. We look at data on everything from standardized test scores to student attendance to MPS’ credit rating. The scorecard allows you to see how MPS as a whole is progressing toward its targets and how performance varies within the school district. A pdf summary is also available.
Annual Report on Academic Progress: This report is produced each year to share with the Board and general public how the district is performing on the scorecard measures. It also includes a summary of how individual schools performed based upon the district’s school performance framework and what interventions are being used to support the lowest performing schools.
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School Progress Report: This report shows the progress each school has made on the same measures, indicates how individual schools are performing and shares the strategies schools are using to improve their outcomes and/or continue their high performance.
School Quality Review: The School Quality Review is designed to be an objective, third-party summary of what each school does well and where the school should focus its improvement efforts. The report, along with data, is used by schools to identify strength and areas of improvement in their annual School Improvement Plan (SIP).
School Improvement Plan: The School Improvement Plan (SIP) serves is a tool that is used to assist school staff in their continuous school improvement efforts. It also fulfills district, state and federal requirements, including requirements for Title I Schoolwide/Targeted Assistance plans.
Report to the Community: This report is a summary of each school's mission and vision, program highlights, demographic information, test scores and more.
School Information Reports: The School Information Reports (SIR) provide annual assessment summary data for each school that includes demographics, Beginning and End of Kindergarten Assessments (BKA/EKA) and Grade One Assessment (GOA) benchmarks, MCA-II/III: Reading, Math and Science proficiency, NWEA MAP Fall & Spring: Reading and Math growth and performance, EXPLORE-PLAN-ACT composite scores and college benchmarks, Student Survey, Staff Survey and Parent/Guardian Survey results.