ERIC Number: ED460355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 3501 Department of Children, Families, and Learning Graduation Standards (3501.0010-3501.0180): Mathematics and Reading.
Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.
"The Graduation Rule - 3501" was created in three stages and governs the Basic Standards in Reading and Mathematics (1996), the Basic Standards in Written Composition (1997), and the Profile of Learning (1998). This document contains the first of these three parts comprising Chapter 3501. "Basic Standards" are the basic competencies and tests that comprise true "safety net" of Minnesota Graduation Standards in reading, mathematics, and writing. These Standards describe the minimum level of acceptable performance for a high school graduate. Establishing statewide standards that define what a Minnesota public high school graduate should know and be able to do to function effectively as a purposeful thinker, effective communicator, self-directed learner, productive group participant, and responsible citizen, this paper presents the state legislation that outlines the graduation standards in Mathematics and Reading that Minnesota public schools must require for a high school diploma for all students who enter ninth grade in 1996 or a subsequent year. Listing 16 definitions, it then discusses basic statewide graduation standards as well as mathematics and reading standards. It gives statewide standards in basic requirements for testing and it discusses state test, nationally normed, commercially published test, and local test options. Considering students with individualized education plans or section 504 accommodation plans, it also gives consideration for testing limited English proficient students. It discusses opportunities to learn, remediation, required notification to parents and students, student recordkeeping, test administration, test security, district reporting requirements, required documentation for program audit, and passing scores for state tests of basic requirements. (SC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics, Minimum Competency Testing, Reading, Recordkeeping, Scoring, State Legislation, State Standards, Test Norms, Testing
Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning, 1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113-4266. Tel: 651-582-8002. For full text: http://www.revision.leg.state.mn.us/arule/3501.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.