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World's Best Workforce Summary

*UPDATED 10/18/2017

South Washington County Schools is sharing its 2017-18 World's Best Workforce Summary Report can be seen here in the annual report to the community. The team responsible for reporting on the World’s Best Workforce 2017-18 has worked to combine the traditional requirements of the annual report on curriculum and instruction, reporting on the district’s new strategic plan, Together We Are SoWashCo, and the requirements of the World’s Best Workforce Report Summary.

Description:  Minnesota's World's Best Workforce (WBWF) legislation requires that District’s set annual goals for student performance in the areas of:

This document describes District 833 measures and related goals for each of these areas.  District 833 has set goals for WBWF based on legislation and the goals set forth in the North Star Accountability System from MDE.  These statewide goals have been established with a clear focus on ensuring excellence and equity for all Minnesota students.  The goals outlined below require that all students reach a high level of success, but take into account the accelerated improvement that is necessary for some student groups in order to close gaps.  While all groups are expected to improve, student groups that are currently achieving at lower levels than their counterparts have the highest expected gains.

Academic Achievement Gaps:

Goal Statement:  Increasing achievement for all students while accelerating student achievement for underperforming students through accountability and continuous improvement. We will have all students reach a reading and math achievement rate of 90% with no student group below 85%.


Group / Test

Spring 2017

Baseline

Spring 2018

Goal

(Actual)

Spring 2019

Goal

Spring 2020

Goal

Spring 2021

Goal

Goal for 2025

All students

Reading

69.7%

72.2%

(69.8%)

74.7%

77.2%

79.7%

90%

All students

Math

67.3%

70.1%

(67.3%)

73.0%

75.8%

78.7%

90%

Progress Statement(s):

  • In 2017-18, District 833 failed to meet proficiency targets in reading in the all student group. SoWashCo saw a slight overall increase in academic performance in reading while we continue to outperform the state.  We have not met our 2018 goal in this area.
  • In 2017-18, District 833 failed to meet proficiency targets in mathematics in the all student group.  SoWashCo maintained overall performance  in mathematics while we continue to outperform the state.  We have not met our 2018 goal in this area.

Kindergarten Readiness:

Goal Statement:  Increasing kindergarten readiness, in particular in the area of literacy, for students. We will increase the percentage of students meeting District fall cut scores for both Letter Sounds (13) and Letter Identification (33) from 46.3% in the Fall of 2015 to 53.3% in the Fall of 2017, a total increase of 7% and an annual increase of 3.5%.

Measure

Fall 2013

Fall 2014

Fall 2015

Baseline

Fall 2016

Goal

(Actual)

Fall 2017

Goal

(Actual)

Total Increase

Kindergarten Readiness

This measure changed for the 2015-16 school year

46.3%

49.8%

(45.8%)

53.3%

(41.3%)

7%

 

Progress Statement(s):

  • Results in District 833 Kindergarten readiness decreased from 46.3% in 2015 to 41.3% in 2017.  We have not met our 2017 goal in this area.

Third Grade Literacy:

Goal Statement:  Increasing literacy rate by third grade for all students. We will increase the percentage of students of meeting spring state proficiency targets in third grade from 65.0% in the Spring of 2013 to 75.5% in the Spring of 2017, a total increase of 10.5% and an annual increase of 2.6%.

Measure

Spring 2013

Baseline

Spring 2014

Goal

(Actual)

Spring 2015

Goal

(Actual)

Spring 2016

Goal

(Actual)

Spring 2017

Goal

(Actual)

Total Increase

Third Grade Literacy (MN)

65%

67.6%
(64.8%)

70.3%
(66.9%)

72.9%
(67.3%)

75.5%
(64.5%)

10.1%

 

Progress Statement(s):

  • Scores in District 833 third grade reading proficiency on state assessments increased slightly the first few years of the goal statement, however, last year we saw a decrease in our third grade reading proficiency.  We have not met our 2017 goal in this area.

Career and College Readiness: 

Goal Statement:  Increase the literacy rate by eighth grade for all students. We will increase the percentage meeting proficiency targets in eighth grade from 77.6% in Spring 2013 to 83% by Spring 2017.

 

Measure

Spring 2013

Baseline

Spring 2014

Goal

(Actual)

Spring 2015

Goal

(Actual)

Spring 2016

Goal

(Actual)

Spring 2017

Goal

(Actual)

Total Increase

Eighth grade reading proficiency

77.6%

78.9%

(78.1%)

80.2%

(77.3%)

81.5%

(81.2%)

82.8%

(76.7%)

5.2%

Progress Statement(s):

  • Scores in District 833 of eighth grade students reaching reading proficiency targets on state assessments decreased over the years in the goal statement.  We have not met our 2017 goal in this area.

Graduation Rates: 

Increasing the rate of students graduating “on time” from high school for all students. We will increase the percentage of students graduating from high school within four years of starting from 89.6% in 2013 to 92.7% in 2017, a total increase of 3.1% and an annual increase of 0.8%.

 

Measure

Spring 2013

Baseline

Spring 2014

Goal

(Actual)

Spring 2015

Goal

(Actual)

Spring 2016

Goal

(Actual)

Spring 2017

Goal

Total Increase

4 Year Graduation Rate

89.6%

90.4%

(92.5%)

91.2%

(91.1%)

91.9%

(92.6%)

92.7%

3.1%

Progress Statement(s):

  • District 833 has increased the 4-year graduation rate at all four high schools to an overall graduation rate of 92.6% in 2016.  Class of 2017 data will be available in the winter of 2018.
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