targets met and unmet

Some examples of targets set in a 2007 strategic plan by Minneapolis schools aimed at shrinking the achievement gap.


• Kindergarten literacy readiness

• Eighth-graders passing algebra

• Career and technical students taking an advanced course.

not met but improved

• Third-grade reading and math proficiency vs. state results

• Four-year graduation rate

• Students taking an advanced course

• All-grade reading and math proficiency vs. state results

• Drop in percent of students suspended.


• Students meeting a college success threshold on pre-ACT test

• Students scoring well in advanced course exams

• Students recording high growth in reading

• Number of minority students in special education

• Share of students recording 95 percent attendance.