Grad rates turn up, but not test scores | Joanne

Five years ago, Minneapolis’ North High was on the brink of closure. MPS Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson changed her mind, in the face of community protest, and invested in turning around the school. This month, 50 seniors earned their diplomas, reports the Star Tribune in a story on the “comeback” school.

Beth Hawkins congratulates the graduates and points out some inconvenient truths: “Of the 63 members of the 2017 class who took a state reading exam in 10th grade, seven—or 11 percent—passed. Of the 54 juniors who took the math test the next year, four—or 7.4 percent—passed.”

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