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World’s Best Workforce Plan

The World's Best Workforce bill was passed in 2013 to ensure every school district in Minnesota is making strides to increase student performance. Each district must develop a plan that addresses the following five goals:

  • All children are ready for school
  • All third-grade students can read at grade level
  • All racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed
  • All students are ready for career and college
  • All students graduate from high school

All children are ready for school

Goal A: The percentage of all students who attend preschool programs in RPS who are meeting expectations on the Teaching Strategies Gold (TS Gold) growth report for literacy, will increase from 48.1% in 2018 to 58.1% in 2019.

  • Results of Goal A: The percentage of preschool students who met expectations on the TS Gold growth report for literacy increased from 48.1% in fall 2018 to 96.7% in spring 2019. Goal met.

Goal B: The percentage of all students who attend preschool programs in RPS who are meeting expectations on the Teaching Strategies Gold (TS Gold) growth report for math, will increase from 28.0% in 2018 to 38.0% in 2019.

  • Results of Goal B: The percentage of preschool students who met expectations on the TS Gold growth report for math increased from 28.0% in fall 2018 to 88.8% in spring 2019. Goal met.

All third-grade students can read at grade level

Goal: The proficiency of third-grade students enrolled during the full academic year within RPS on all state reading accountability tests will increase from 41.7% in 2016 to 50% in 2020.

  • Result & Status: In 2019, 35% of third-grade students were proficient on all state reading accountability tests. Proficiency did increase 2% from the previous year for third-grade students at RPS however, the 2020 goal is not on track.

All racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed

Goal A: The proficiency gap between Black and White students enrolled at RPS as measured by all state reading and math accountability tests will decrease by 10% from 2016 to 2020 while increasing the proficiency of White students by 3% each year.

  • Results & Status of Goal A: The proficiency gap between Black and White students in reading increased from 33.2% in 2018 to 37.9% in 2019. The proficiency gap between Black and White students in math slightly increased from 36.8% in 2018 to 38.0% in 2019. While this is a multi-year goal and similar gaps persist in statewide data, we are not on track. The proficiency of White students in reading stayed steady at 70% and decreased in math to 64%, making us not on track.

Goal B: The proficiency gap between Latino and White students enrolled at RPS as measured by all state reading and math accountability tests will decrease by 10% from 2016 to 2020 while increasing the proficiency of White students by 3% each year.

  • Results & Status of Goal B: The proficiency gap between Latino and White students in reading decreased from 43.5% in 2018 to 42.3% in 2019. The proficiency gap between Latino and White students in math remained the same at 40%. While this is a multi-year goal, we are not on track.  The proficiency of White students in reading stayed steady at 70% and decreased in math to 64%, making us not on track.

All students are ready for career and college

Goal: The percent of 11th-grade students at RPS who meet college readiness benchmarks on the spring ACT test will increase by 4% from 2016 to 2020 in the following subjects:

  • English: 32% to 36%
  • Mathematics: 20% to 24%
  • Reading: 26% to 30%
  • Science: 20% to 24%
  • Met all four subjects: 13% to 17%

Result & Status: The percent of 11th-grade students who met college readiness benchmarks on the 2019 ACT were as follows:

  • English: 35% (on track)
  • Mathematics: 22% (not on track)
  • Reading: 34% (goal met)
  • Science: 22% (not on track)
  • Met all four subjects: 15% (not on track)

All students graduate from high school

Goal: The percentage of all RPS students graduating within four years will increase from 70.3% in 2015 to 93.5% in 2020.

  • Result: The four-year graduation rate for RPS students increased from 75.7% in 2017 to 79.3% in 2018. While this increase is encouraging, our interim goal for 2018 was 84.2%, so we are not on track.

 

2018-2019 World's Best Workforce and Achievement & Integration Progress Combined Report

Richfield Public Schools

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