Committee on Rigorous Course Taking
The Committee on Rigorous Course Taking will develop a statewide plan to ensure that all middle school and high school students take rigorous courses that prepare them for college and careers. The plan should analyze the number, type and quality of courses that secondary students currently take and how this relates to achievement patterns of student subgroups and students overall.
The plan should suggest strategies for ensuring that the following occur:
- Educators, policymakers, business leaders and families understand the role of high expectations and support the achievement of all students.
- All students are enrolled in and successfully complete rigorous courses.
- Minority students and those from low-income families have access to a rigorous college-prep curriculum, including but not limited to, content typically taught in Algebra II.
- All students have opportunities to build the skills necessary for success in rigorous coursework throughout their K-12 experience (e.g., Springboard, AVID).
- The content suggested by course titles is sufficiently challenging and not watered down (e.g., the content in Algebra II is not advanced arithmetic).
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Establishing a Statewide Plan to Ensure
Rigorous Course Taking for Minnesota Students
Final Report and Recommendations, December 2011 (PDF format)
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