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Minnesota Department of Education Prioritizes Schools for Better Learning Recovery Support Through COMPASS – Crookston Times

Statewide assessment results released for 2022, reinforcing need for support


MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Today, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) announced that it is expanding COMPASS (Collaborative Minnesota Partnerships to Advance Student Success), the state support system for schools, to meet the demand for enhanced teaching and learning resources for students and staff. . This year, COMPASS will serve 371 public schools, including 15 entire school districts that have been identified for different levels of support through Minnesota’s North Star Accountability System. Identified schools will receive coordinated support and training from MDE and regional centers of excellence over the next three years.

“As a former teacher, the new school years have always been filled with hope and marked a new beginning for students, families and staff. As our lives return to a sense of normalcy, we know that our schools need continued support as they strive to meet our students where they are now and take them to where they need to be by the end of this school year,” the Commissioner said. Education, Dr. Heather Mueller, “That’s why MDE is strengthening its partnership with school communities to provide them with the support they need so that all students can have the school year they deserve.

Today’s release of the 2022 North Star Accountability Report contains results from the 2022 statewide assessments, which include the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA), Minnesota Academic Skills Test (MTAS), ACCESS for ELLs (English Language Learners) and Alternative ACCESS for ELLs. These assessment results generally show slight declines in the number of students meeting or exceeding grade level standards compared to 2021.

“These statewide assessment results reinforce what we already know – our students, our families, our school communities and our educators need us to continue to respond at this time,” the commissioner said. Mueller. “As colleagues in education, MDE remains committed to providing support, through COMPASS, to every school in Minnesota as they strive to meet the academic, social-emotional, and mental health needs of each of their students.

The North Star Accountability System was first launched in 2018 as part of Minnesota’s federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Of the 371 public schools that have been identified to receive support over the next three years, Minnesota will prioritize the highest level of comprehensive support to 46 schools working to improve outcomes through multiple measures, 103 high schools with graduation rates below 67% overall, and 48 schools that have one or more groups of students below performance thresholds for multiple measures in 2018 and 2022. Schools prioritized by MDE for full support will work with regional centers of excellence across the state. Regional Center staff provide specialist support to schools in areas such as tiered support systems, literacy, math, and social-emotional learning to meet the needs of every student, including students in color, aboriginal students, students with disabilities, students from low-income families and English language learners. More targeted support will be provided to 58 schools that may need to focus on a single group of students, and a further 52 schools linked to identified schools focused on credit recovery and dropouts will receive support in coordination with those schools. recovery of credits and dropouts. Finally, 64 schools identified in 2018 and not otherwise identified in 2022 will continue to be supported. MDE’s state ESSA plan as well as amendments to the plan that Minnesota submitted this year can be viewed on our website.

Statewide assessment and accountability results are available on the Minnesota Report Card and in the MDE Data Center.