The World’s Best Workforce bill, passed in 2013, strives to ensure every school district in the state is making strides to increase student performance – a strategic focus for Minnetonka School District since 2001.
World's Best Workforce Goals
The World’s Best Workforce legislation requires districts to set at least five goals, which for Minnetonka are embedded in the District’s Q-Comp, Staff Development, Teacher Evaluation Growth Model, and Principal Evaluation plans. These five goals revolve around:
- All children are ready for school.
- All third-graders can read at grade level.
- All racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed.
- All students are ready for career and college.
- All students graduate from high school.
World's Best Workforce Plan
Each district is required to create their own plan to align curriculum and instruction so that students are college and career ready – another strategic focus for Minnetonka School District. The success of each plan will be measured by:
- Local assessment data
- NAEP scores
- Closing the gap by student group
- Early childhood assessment data
- MCA scores
- College entrance exams
Finally, the legislation has changed in scope and now is the umbrella under which several programs fall, including staff development, teacher and principal evaluation, Q-Comp, and high potential. Separate reports on those programs are shared with the board throughout the year. Equitable access to excellent teachers is unique to this report alone.
World's Best Workforce Annual Meeting
Under Minnesota Statutes, Section 120B.11, school districts are required to hold an annual meeting regarding progress made toward World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) goals. During the Annual Meeting, the District presents the WBWF goals and results, along with strategies and initiatives that the District engaged in to meet the goals.