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World's Best Workforce

The World’s Best Workforce Plan (state statute, section 120B.11) is a comprehensive, long-term strategic plan to support and improve teaching and learning with the ultimate goal of creating the world’s best workforce. It is intended to serve as a foundational document that aligns educational initiatives that serve students pre-k through high school. It is based on five beliefs:

  • All students are ready for kindergarten
  • Close the achievement gap
  • All students in third grade achieve grade-level literacy
  • All students attain career and college readiness before graduating from high school
  • All students graduate from high school

STMA’s World’s Best Workforce Plan serves as a blueprint that demonstrates how current district initiatives and plans work together in a concerted effort to create a quality workforce equipped with the necessary skills for the 21st century. The plan replaces the state-mandated “Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Achievement.”

The plan must support and improve teaching and learning that is aligned with the World's Best Workforce (WBWF) and includes:

  • Goals and Benchmarks for Instruction and Student Achievement
  • Processes for Assessing and Evaluating Student Progress
  • Processes for Assessing and Evaluating Instruction and Curriculum
  • Strategies for Improving Instruction and Curriculum
  • Procedures and Policies for Meeting the Academic Needs of High Performing Students
  • Process for Ensuring Equitable Teacher Distribution and Access to Diverse Teachers
  • District Support Structure for WBWF

Under the legislation, the district will publish a report on plan results each fall, hold an annual public meeting, periodically survey constituencies about their level of satisfaction with the school district, and submit an electronic summary of the report to the state commissioner of education.