Measuring Up: A Report on Education Assessments for Minnesota

Saturday, March 31, 2001Printer-friendly version

At the request of the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning, Achieve reviewed school improvement efforts in Minnesota from two perspectives. First, Achieve and the Council for Basic Education (CBE) jointly reviewed the state's Profile of Learning, which specifies skills and knowledge students are expected to learn, and the state's support system and accountability policies. Achieve also conducted an intensive study of the quality, rigor and alignment of the 3rd and 5th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) to the Profile of Learning standards for reading, writing and math.