Achievement and Integration

The purpose of the Achievement and Integration for Minnesota program is to pursue racial and economic integration, increase student achievement, create equitable educational opportunities, and reduce academic disparities based on students' diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds in Minnesota public schools. Read Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.861. Read Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.862.

Districts eligible to participate in this program include those required to submit an Achievement and Integration plan under Minnesota School Desegregation/Integration Rules 3535.0100-0180 and those districts with a collaborative plan on file with the commissioner during FY 2013.

Currently, 134 school districts receive funding from this program. Participation is determined by the number of protected-class students relative to the number of protected-class students in adjoining districts or schools based on October 1 enrollment.

Guidance and Technical Assistance
To support districts’ efforts to develop Achievement and Integration plans consistent with statute, MDE staff will provide written guidance as well as ongoing technical assistance to districts participating in the Achievement and Integration program.

Annual Public Meeting and Progress Report
Each year, districts in the achievement and integration program must provide an update on progress toward their achievement and integration plan goals. Read more about the requirements for this annual public meeting

FY 2016 Participating Districts
The January 15 open enrollment deadline does not apply to students transferring into or out of a district with an Achievement and Integration plan. Download the FY 2016 list of districts with an Achievement and Integration plan.

Aid Estimates
Aid entitlement estimates of Achievement and Integration (AI) revenue are available in the Minnesota Funding Reports (MFR) section of the MDE website.  

To view and print AI revenue reports by district, go to the Data Analytics page and follow these steps:

  1. Scroll down to School Finance Reports and click on Minnesota Funding Reports (MFR).
  2. Using the drop down menu on the MFR page, select your District name.
  3. In the Category box, select Aid Entitlement Reports.
  4. In the Year box, select Year equal to revenue year (for example, 12-13, 15-16, etc.).
  5. In the Report box, select Integration Revenue Report.
  6. Click List Report. A link to your district’s annual report will appear below.
  7. Click on this Integration Revenue Report link.
  8. In this report, look at line (12) for Max Initial Rev and line (13) for your district’s Max Incentive Revenue.

District program staff should work closely with their business office to view these reports and check updated AI revenue estimates on a regular basis.

In addition to using the resources on this webpage, staff in eligible Achievement and Integration districts may receive electronic updates on the Achievement and Integration program. Sign up to receive this e-bulletin from MDE by sending your current email address to