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New ratings system seems to be a good one

May 25, 2012
Gary Andersen, Lee Smith , Fairmont Sentinel

The state of Minnesota this week unveiled a new system to measure public school districts. The Multiple Measurement Ratings system focuses on schools with high poverty rates, and then identifies those that are excelling, those that are the lowest achievers, and those that are not doing enough to close the achievement gap between students of color and their white peers. Yes, it is quite different from the previous standards, which looked at all public schools and declared many unsuccessful.



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