To review how metro-area charter schools performed under Minnesota’s school evaluation system, click on a charter school name below. The tabs at the top provide a breakdown of the school’s evaluation rating, known as the Multiple Measurements Rating (MMR), its standardized math and reading test scores, a comparison to test score results from the local public district and information on school demographics. “Tested” refers to the grades that were tested at each school. In Minnesota, authorizers create new charter schools and are responsible for their oversight.
Minnesota’s school evaluation system (MMR) assigns a maximum of 25 points for each of the following measures: performance (how many students passed the math or reading tests), growth (change in test scores), and achievement gap reduction (closing the gap between white and minority students. High schools also receive a rating for graduation rate. Some schools do not have enough students to calculate an MMR.
In the demographics tab, “poverty” refers to the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. “ESL” refers to the percentage of students whose primary language is not English. “Minorities” refers to the percentage of nonwhite students. “From local” refers to the percentage of students that came from the local public school district.