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Minnesota Department of Education, 2017
This document contains all of the Minnesota kindergarten academic standards in the content areas of Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. For each content area there is a short overview followed by a coding diagram of how the standards are organized and displayed. This document is adapted from the official versions…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Kindergarten, Art Education
Minnesota Department of Education, 2017
The PSEO program is a dual credit program that allows high school students to simultaneously earn high school and college credit through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level courses on a college campus or online. Students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis. The PSEO program provides students with a greater…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Enrollment Rate, Guides
Minnesota Department of Education, 2016
In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated $1.763M for Fiscal Year 2014 to create a statewide system for special education paperwork. In 2014, the Legislature greatly expanded the requirements of the system but did not appropriate additional resources to maintain ongoing operation of the system. The 2014 legislation codified the system in…
Descriptors: Special Education, Individualized Education Programs, State Legislation, Educational Legislation
Minnesota Department of Education, 2016
As required by Minnesota 2015 Special Session Law, House File 1, Article 6, Section 8, the commissioner of Education must research existing one device to one student (1:1) device programs in Minnesota and across the country to determine best practices for Minnesota schools implementing 1:1 device programs. The commissioner must develop and publish…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership
Minnesota Department of Education, 2014
This document describes the Minnesota No Child Left Behind (NCLB) calculation as it relates to measuring Title III districts for Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO). In 2012, a new assessment was used to measure language proficiency skills for English Learners. New AMAO targets were created, and new values for determining individual…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Language Proficiency, Language Skills
Minnesota Department of Education, 2013
The primary purpose of the Minnesota Migrant Education Program (MEP) is to help migrant children and youth overcome challenges of mobility, frequent absences, late enrollment into school, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory life, in order that they might succeed in school. Furthermore, the Minnesota MEP must give…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Educational Needs, Migrant Education, Migrant Children
Minnesota Department of Education, 2009
The purpose of this document is to provide information and resources on special education for charter school sponsors and charter school directors. This document is the result of collaborative input from individuals who work in and with charter schools in Minnesota. It also represents the collaborative efforts of the following divisions of the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Charter Schools, Special Education, School Choice
Ferraro, Jan; Houck, Bonnie; Klund, Sue; Hexum-Platzer, Sharon; Vortman-Smith, Jan – Minnesota Department of Education, 2006
The "Model Secondary (6-12) Plan for Reading Intervention and Development" has been designed to meet the cognitive needs of middle school through high school students whose reading performance ranges from those significantly below expectation through those reading at or above grade level. The reading needs of the population of students in need of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Class Size, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement
Minnesota Department of Education, 2006
The 2005 Minnesota First Special Session Laws, Chapter 5, Article 3, Section 17, established a Task Force on Delivery of Special Education to Non-Public School Students by Public School Districts to advise the commissioner on the delivery of special education to non-public school students by public school districts. The task force will make…
Descriptors: Special Education, School Districts, Public Schools, Delivery Systems
Thissen-Milder, Mary – Minnesota Department of Education, 2006
Since 1923, Minnesota educators have been engaged in teaching and promoting Physical Education. In 2005, it has become apparent that the 2,500 physical education instructors in Minnesota are in need of a Best Practices document to support quality Physical Education. As a result, this manual has been developed to provide assistance to school…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Physical Activities, Educational Quality, Physical Education
Minnesota Department of Education, 2005
Minnesota Statute 120B.365 established an Assessment Advisory Committee to advise the commissioner on statewide assessment issues. The committee may consist of up to 11 members. The Committee will make recommendations to the commissioner and/or the legislature about issues involving statewide assessment. This report briefly provides a background…
Descriptors: Large Scale Assessment, Advisory Committees, Computer Assisted Testing, Strategic Planning
Minnesota Department of Education, 2005
This "Emergency Planning and Procedures Guide for Schools" is a complete revision of "Emergency/Disaster Preparedness: A Planning Guide for Schools," published in November, 1999. These materials are intended for use by Minnesota schools to help them develop emergency procedures and crisis management policies. It should be used…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Planning, Guidelines, School Safety
Minnesota Department of Education, 2005
This report summarizes Year One and Year Two study findings and describes findings from Year Three of the assessment of school readiness with a strategic sample of children entering kindergarten in fall 2004. It is the intent of the Minnesota School Readiness Studies to use results to inform school administrators and teachers; parents; early…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Kindergarten, Parent Conferences, School Readiness
Minnesota Department of Education, 2005
In compliance with Minnesota Statute 127A.05, Subdivision 6, the Educator Licensing and Teacher Quality Division of the Minnesota Department of Education contacted all public school districts and charter schools in December 2004 and January 2005 in an attempt to determine how school districts and charter schools were succeeding in staffing the…
Descriptors: Teacher Supply and Demand, School Districts, Charter Schools, Employment Patterns
Minnesota Department of Education, 2004
Public education in Minnesota must help students gain the knowledge and skills that are necessary to, in Thomas Jefferson's view, protect and maintain freedom. The Social Studies Standards in this document attempt to do just this by specifying the particular knowledge and skills that Minnesota students will be required to learn in the disciplines…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, World History, Public Education
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