2012 Superintendent Mail


TO: Superintendents

FROM: Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner

DATE: May 24, 2012



• Minnesota Department of Education Releases New Multiple Measurement Ratings

The Minnesota Department of Education released Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) for schools across the state. The new ratings are the result of implementation of a new fairer, more accurate accountability system made possible through the state’s NCLB waiver. See the May 22 press release.

Parents and educators can learn more about their school’s performance and search for Multiple Measurement Rating data on the Department of Education’s website in the Data Center. Visit the Data Center’s Data for Parents and Educators Web page. View the state Multiple Measurement files on the Data Reports and Analytics Web page. Learn more about the waiver on the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Waiver Workgroup Web page.

• A New Era of Accountability for Minnesota’s Schools

Visit the Office of the Governor Blog for more information. View the May 23rd entry, which includes several local news stories about the MMR ratings.

• Minnesota’s Distinguished High School Students Honored for High Levels of Performance

Thirty-four distinguished Minnesota high school students were honored Saturday at the Scholars of Distinction award program in the areas of Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Leadership and Theater Arts. See the May 19 press release.