World's Best Workforce Summary

*UPDATED 3/26/2019

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:

  • Academic Achievement Gaps

  • Kindergarten Readiness

  • Literacy Attainment by third-grade

  • College and Career Readiness Attainment

  • High School Graduation

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(s):

We will increase the percentage of all students meeting or exceeding state proficiency targets on state accountability measures in mathematics from 67.2% in the Spring of 2017 to 90% in the Spring of 2025, a total increase of 22.7% and an annual increase of 2.8%, with all student groups above 85% in the Spring of 2025.

We will increase the percentage of all students meeting or exceeding state proficiency targets on state accountability measures in reading from 69.7% in the Spring of 2017 to 90% in the Spring of 2025, a total increase of 20.3% and an annual increase of 2.5%, with all student groups above 85% in the Spring of 2025.

Mathematics:

Student Group

Spring
2017
Baseline

Spring
2018
Goal
(Actual)

Spring
2019

Spring
2020

Spring
2021

Goal for 2025

All students

67.2%

70.0%

(67.3%)

72.8%

75.6%

78.4%

90%

American Indian/Alaskan Native Students

33.3%

39.8%

(46.2%)

46.3%

52.8%

59.3%

85%

Asian Students

75.5%

76.7%

(73.6%)

77.9%

79.1%

80.3%

85%

Hispanic Students

50.8%

55.1%

(52.5%)

59.4%

63.7%

68.0%

85%

Black Students

51.6%

55.8%

(51.2%)

60.0%

64.2%

68.4%

85%

White Students

70.3.3%

72.1%

(71.1%)

73.9%

75.7%

77.5%

85%

Two or More Races Students

60.8%

63.8%

(54.8%)

66.8%

69.8%

72.8%

85%

English Learner Students

49.9%

 54.3%

(50.2%)

58.7%

63.1%

67.5%

85%

Special Education Students

38.2%

 44.1%

(39.6%)

50.0%

55.9%

61.8%

85%

Students Eligible for Free / Reduced Lunch Meals

45.3%

50.3%

(45.9%)

55.3%

 60.3%

65.3%

85%

 

Reading:

Student Group

Spring
2017

Baseline

 

Spring
2018

Goal
(Actual)

Spring
2019

Goal

 

Spring
2020

Goal

 

Spring
2021

Goal

 

Goal for 2025

All students

69.7%

 72.2%

(69.8%)

74.7%

77.2%

79.7%

90%

American Indian/Alaskan Native Students

42.3%

47.6%

(60.9%)

52.9%

58.2%

63.5%

85%

Asian Students

72.8%

74.3%

(75.5%)

75.8%

77.3%

78.8%

85%

Hispanic Students

53.3%

57.3%

(56.0%)

61.3%

65.3%

69.3%

85%

Black Students

53.1%

57.1%

(53.6%)

61.1%

65.1%

69.1%

85%

White Students

73.5%

74.9%

(73.0%)

76.3%

77.7%

79.1%

85%

Two or More Races Students

64.7%

68.2%

(64.6%)

71.7%

75.2%

78.7%

 85%

English Learner Students

46.1%

51.0%

(47.6%)

55.9%

60.8%

65.7%

 85%

Special Education Students

40.5%

46.1%

(40.6%)

51.7%

57.3%

62.9%

 85%

Students Eligible for Free / Reduced Lunch Meals

51.1%

 55.3%

(49.4%)

59.5%

63.7%

67.9%

85%

Progress Statement(s):

  • 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 2017-2018 goal in this area.

  • 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 2017-2018 goal in this area.

Kindergarten Readiness:

Goal Statement: We will increase the percentage of students who meet fall proficiency targets for both Letter Sounds (5) and Letter Identification (10) from 64.0% in the Fall of 2016 to 80.0% in the Fall of 2025, a total increase of 16.0% and an annual increase of 2.0%

Kindergarten Readiness

Fall 2016

Fall 2017
Goal
(Actual)

Fall 2018
Goal
(Actual)

Fall 2019
Goal

Goal for 2025

All Students

64.0%

66.0%

(58.6%)

68.0%

(53.3%)

70.0%

80.0%


Progress Statement:

  • Results in District 833 Kindergarten Readiness decreased from 64.0% in the Fall of 2016 to 53.3% in the Fall of 2018.  We have not met our 2017-18 goal in this area.

Third Grade Literacy:

Goal Statement: We will increase the percentage of all students meeting or exceeding state proficiency targets in third grade reading from 64.6% in the Spring of 2017 to 90% in the Spring of 2025, a total increase of 3.2%, with all student groups above 85% in the Spring of 2025.

Student Group

Spring
2017

Baseline

Spring
2018

Goal
(Actual)

Spring
2019

Goal

Spring
2020

Goal

Spring
2021

Goal

Goal for 2025

All Students

64.6%

67.8%

(65.7%)

70.3%

72.9%

75.5%

90%


Asian Students

68.4%

70.5%

(68.7%)


72.6%

74.7%

76.8%

85%

Hispanic Students

46.8%
 
51.6%

(49.1%)


56.4%

61.2%

66.0%

85%

Black Students

41.0%
 

46.5%

(55.8%)


52.0%

57.5%

63.0%

85%

White Students

68.5%
 
70.6%

(68.8%)


72.7%

74.8%

76.9%

85%

Two or More Races Students

64.3%
 
66.8%

(59.8%)


69.3%

71.8%

74.3%

85%

English Learner Students

44.8%
 
49.8%

(46.5%)


54.8%

59.8%

64.8%

85%

Special Education Students

41.0%

46
.5%

(43.7%)


52.0%

57.5%

63.0%

85%

Students Eligible for Free / Reduced Lunch Meals

46.6%

51
.4%

(47.3%)


56.2%

61.0%

65.8%

85%

Progress Statement:

  • In 2017-18, District 833 failed to meet proficiency targets in third grade 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 2017-2018 goal in this area.

Career and College Readiness:

Goal Statement: We will increase the percentage of students in District 833 who meet the ACT Reading College Ready Benchmark of 22 from 53% for the Class of 2016 to 65% for the Class of 2020, an annual increase of 3%.

Career and College Readiness

Class of 2016

Baseline

Class of 2017

Goal

(Actual)

Class of 2018

Goal

(Actual)

Class of 2019

Goal

Class of 2020

Goal

Total Goal Increase

All Students

53.0%

56.0%

(57.5%)

59.0%

(55.1%)

62.0%

65%

12%

Progress Statement:

  • In 2017-18, District 833 failed to meet career and college readiness targets in the all student group. SoWashCo saw a slight overall decrease in career and college readiness benchmarks in reading while we continue to outperform the state.  We have not met our 2017-2018 goal in this area.

Graduation Rates:

Goal Statement: We will increase the percentage of all students graduating from high school within four years of starting from 92.4% for the Class of 2017 to 95% for the Class of 2025, a total increase of 2.6% and an annual increase of .325%, with all student groups above 85% for the Class of 2025.


Student Group

Class of 2017

Baseline

Class of 2018

Goal

Class of 2019

Goal

Class of 2020

Goal

Class of 2021

Goal

Goal for 2025

All Students

92.4%

92.7%

93.1%

93.4%

93.8%

95%

Asian Students 97.0% Met Met Met Met Met
Hispanic Students 84.1% 84.2% 84.3% 84.4% 84.5% 85%
Black Students 88.3% Met Met Met Met Met
White Students 94.0% Met Met Met Met Met
Two or More Races Students 80.6% 81.1% 81.6% 82.1% 82.6% 85%
English Learner Students 82.1% 82.6% 83.1% 83.5% 83.9% 85%
Special Education Students 72.5% 74.1% 75.7% 77.3% 78.9% 85%
Students Eligible for Free / Reduced Lunch Meals 80.6% 81.1% 81.6% 82.1% 82.6% 85%

Progress Statement(s):

  • District 833 has increased the 4-year graduation rate at all four high schools to an overall graduation rate of 92.4% in 2017.  Class of 2018 data will be available in February of 2019.

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