Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius tells the Star Tribune what Minnesota has to do despite leading all other states in the ACT college admissions test performance for the eighth year in a row:
“We absolutely have to always address the achievement gap.”
The paper explains:
According to the results to be released Wednesday, 61 percent of the state’s white students reached the minimum college-readiness benchmarks in at least three of the four subjects tested, up from 59 percent a year ago. Black students who met the same standard remained at 16 percent. … American Indian, Asian and Hispanic students also saw the gaps widen between themselves and white students on the college-readiness front, the results show.
Read the full report above and the Star Tribune article here.