Generation Next Community Goals Annual Data

For years, the broad Generation Next coalition has been holding itself accountable to the students and families in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. To measure its progress, the coalition agreed to highlight specific data points on its six goal areas: kindergarten readiness, 3rd grade reading, 8th grade math, middle school social-emotional learning, high school graduation, and postsecondary credentials. 

Though ensuring all students meet these benchmarks is our goal, we recognize they are not endpoints. Instead they are markers along the path of students’ and families’ progress towards a lifetime of success.

Generation Next commits to updating these data annually and displaying it in a way that is helpful to all of its stakeholders working to improve educational achievement in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

KINDERGARTEN READINESS

STUDENTS MEETINGS KINDERGARTEN READINESS BENCHMARKS

MPS (SY 14-15)
SPPS (SY 15-16)

3rd GRADE
READING

STUDENTS MEETING
READING BENCHMARKS IN 3RD GRADE

38%

8th GRADE 
MATH

STUDENTS MEETING MATH BENCHMARKS IN
8TH GRADE

40%

37%

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL 
LEARNING

STUDENTS SOCIALLY AND EMOTIONALLY EQUIPPED TO LEARN

MPS (TBD)
SPPS (SY 12-13)

HIGH SCHOOL 
GRADUATION

STUDENTS GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN FOUR YEARS

64%

POST-SECONDARY ATTAINMENT

STUDENTS ATTAINING A POST-SECONDARY DEGREE IN SIX YEARS

38%

STUDENTS MEETINGS KINDERGARTEN READINESS BENCHMARKS
MPS (SY 14-15)
SPPS (SY 15-16)
KINDERGARTEN READINESS
STUDENTS MEETING MATH BENCHMARKS IN
8TH GRADE

37%

8th GRADE
MATH
STUDENTS GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN FOUR YEARS

64%

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
3rd GRADE
READING

38%

STUDENTS MEETING
READING BENCHMARKS IN 
3RD GRADE
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL
LEARNING
MPS (TBD)
SPPS (SY 12-13)
STUDENTS SOCIALLY AND EMOTIONALLY EQUIPPED TO LEARN
POST-SECONDARY
ATTAINMENT

38%

STUDENTS ATTAINING A POST-SECONDARY DEGREE IN SIX YEARS