Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) was awarded a 5‐year grant by the U.S. Department of
Education for a Small Learning Communities (SLC) project that was implemented in its
seven comprehensive high schools. The funding period began in July 2005 and ended in
July 2010. Two main goals were established for the project. Goal 1 was to close the
achievement gap between students of color and White students in reading and
mathematics while raising the achievement of all students. Goal 2 was to increase the
graduation rate and post‐secondary readiness of all students. This evaluation report
describes MPS’s attainment of these two goals in the final year of the 5‐year project and
across all 5 years.
An Evaluation Funded by a Small Learning Communities Implementation Grant to
Minneapolis Public Schools from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of
Vocational and Adult Education
Dretzke, Beverly; Rickers, Susan.
Minneapolis Public Schools Small Learning Communities: Final Evaluation Report.
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement.
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