Subdivision 1. Definitions. For the purposes of this section and section 120B.10,
the following terms have the meanings given them:
(a) "Instruction" means methods of providing learning experiences that enable a student to meet state and district academic standards and graduation requirements.
(b) "Curriculum" means district or school adopted programs and written plans for providing students with learning experiences that lead to expected knowledge and skills and career and college readiness.
(c) "World's best workforce" means striving to: meet school readiness goals; have all third grade students achieve grade-level literacy; close the academic achievement gap among all racial and ethnic groups of students and between students living in poverty and students not living in poverty; have all students attain career and college readiness before graduating from high school; and have all students graduate from high school.
Subd. 1a. Performance measures. Measures to determine school district and
school site progress in striving to create the world's best workforce must include at least:
1) student performance on the National Association of Education Progress;
2) the size of the academic achievement gap by student subgroup;
3) student performance on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments;
4) high school graduation rates; and
5) career and college readiness under section 120B.30, subdivision 1.
Subd. 2. Adopting plans and budgets. A school board, at a public meeting, shall adopt a comprehensive, long-term strategic plan to support and improve teaching and learning that is aligned with creating the world's best workforce and includes:
Subd. 3. District advisory committee. Each school board shall establish an advisory committee to ensure active community participation in all phases of planning and improving the instruction and curriculum affecting state and district academic standards, consistent with subdivision 2. A district advisory committee, to the extent possible, shall reflect the diversity of the district and its school sites, and shall include teachers, parents, support staff, students, and other community residents. The district may establish site teams as subcommittees of the district advisory committee under subdivision 4. The district advisory committee shall recommend to the school board rigorous academic standards, student achievement goals and measures consistent with subdivision 1a and sections 120B.022, subdivision 1, paragraphs (b) and (c), and 120B.35, district assessments, and program evaluations. School sites may expand upon district evaluations of instruction, curriculum, assessments, or programs. Whenever possible, parents and other community residents shall comprise at least two-thirds of advisory committee members.
Subd. 4. Site team. A school may establish a site team to develop and implement strategies and education effectiveness practices to improve instruction, curriculum, and student achievement at the school site, consistent with subdivision 2. The team advises the board and the advisory committee about developing the annual budget and revising an instruction and curriculum improvement plan that aligns curriculum, assessment of student progress and growth in meeting state and district academic standards, and instruction.
Subd. 5. Report. Consistent with requirements for school performance reports under section 120B.36, subdivision 1, the school board shall publish a report in the local newspaper with the largest circulation in the district, by mail, or by electronic means on the district Web site. The school board shall hold an annual public meeting to review, and revise where appropriate, student achievement goals, local assessment outcomes, plans, strategies, and practices for improving curriculum and instruction, and to review district success in realizing the previously adopted student achievement goals and related benchmarks and the improvement plans leading to the world's best workforce.
The school board must transmit an electronic summary of its report to the commissioner in the form and manner the commissioner determines.
Subd. 7. Periodic report. Each school district shall periodically ask survey affected constituencies about their connection to and level of satisfaction with school. The district shall include the results of this evaluation in the summary report required under subdivision 5.
Subd. 9. Annual evaluation.
EFFECTIVE DATE. This section is effective for the 2013-2014 school year and later.