Minneapolis Public Schools Small Learning Communities: Final Evaluation Report

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Minneapolis Public Schools Small Learning Communities: Final Evaluation Report

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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.


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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

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Dretzke, Beverly; Rickers, Susan. (2010). Minneapolis Public Schools Small Learning Communities: Final Evaluation Report. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/138929.

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