Parent's Right to Know

  • School districts must notify parents of children attending Title I schools that they can request information regarding their children's teachers, including, at a minimum, information on (1) completion of state requirements for licensure and certification; (2) emergency or other provisional status; (3) educational background; and (4) whether paraprofessionals are serving the child and, if so, the paraprofessionals' qualifications.

    Parents can request information about teachers Under the No Child Left Behind law, parents have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their student’s classroom teachers. Parents who would like to receive this information should write to the:

    Human Resource Department
    Attn: ESEA Teacher Qualifications
    St. Louis Park Public Schools
    6311 Wayzata Blvd. 
    St. Louis Park, MN 55416

    Parents can designate which of the following information they want:
    1. Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
    2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
    3. The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
    4. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

    School Performance: What are our Multiple Measurement Ratings?

    The Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR) is a measurement of school performance used for holding schools accountable under Minnesota's approved No Child Left Behind waiver. The MMR considers the proficiency, growth, achievement gap reduction and graduation rates of schools. Points are assigned in each of the four domains based on how well the school performed, and the total MMR is the percentage of possible points that the school earned. The Focus Rating (FR) is a secondary measurement within the MMR that measures schools specifically on the performance of student groups that exhibit an achievement gap in Minnesota.