Do you know how well the schools in your community are doing in comparison to others in the whole state? If you want to find out, you can always look at the data from the Minnesota Department of Education's School Report Cards that have existed since 2003. Those reports contain several indicators to measure the quality of a school, including information on academic and other school opportunities, student and staff characteristics, assessment results, and district finances.
Recently, the Expectations & Accountability working group held its second hearing where education experts and school officials discussed indicators that should be added to the annual survey.
Story submitted by Silke Rossmann and Fabian Giese