Association of Metropolitan School Districts

Association of Metropolitan School Districts

Every week, Executive Director Scott Croonquist updates members with information on the legislature, relevant events and current news.

Association of Metropolitan School Districts Update

August 31, 2016
Release of 2016 MMR, AYP and Growth Results
The 2016 Multiple Measurements Rating (MMR), Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and growth results will be available on the MDE website beginning tomorrow,Thursday, Sept. 1. MDE does not plan to issue a news release this year as we are in transition to a new state accountability system following the passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The MMR data will be posted on the Minnesota Report Card. School districts should have received their embargoed data on Monday. Questions about the data release can be directed to MDE Communications Director Josh Collins at or at 651-582-8205.

MDE has developed a helpful document outlining the ESSA state plan creation process and timeline including a list of the various working groups/committees that will provide feedback and develop recommendations. You can find the document here: file:///C:/Users/Owner/Downloads/MN%20ESSA%20Timeline.pdf

Updated 2016 Legislative Summary

MDE has posted an updated, and perhaps final, summary of the education-related legislation passed during the 2016 legislative session on its web page. You can find a Power Point presentation that Tom Melcher and Adosh Unni have used when speaking to stakeholder groups this summer along with an extensive legislative summary that includes MDE contacts by division within the Department of Education.  The presentation and summary are available here:

AMSD Board of Directors Meeting

The next AMSD Board meeting is Friday, September 9 from 7 – 9 a.m. in the Grand Hall in the TIES Conference Center.  Our guest speaker will be Dr. Bill Morris who will share snapshots of public opinion on a variety of issues related to education and the 2016 election from his recent polling.


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