World’s Best Workforce

World’s Best Workforce Goals

The “Striving for the World’s Best Workforce” bill was passed in 2013 to ensure every school district in the state is making strides to increase student performance. Each district must develop a plan that addresses the following five goals:

  1.  All children are ready to start kindergarten.
  2.  All third-graders can read at grade level.
  3.  All achievement gaps between students are closed.
  4.  All students are ready for career and/or postsecondary education.
  5.  All students graduate from high school.

World’s Best Workforce Plan

School boards in each district across the state must establish an advisory committee that will:

  • Involve the community during plan development.
  • Include members that reflect the diversity of the district and its schools.
  • Make recommendations to the school board on rigorous academic standards and student achievement goals and measures.

This advisory committee will create their own plan to align a standards-based curriculum with classroom instruction, so that students are career and college ready at graduation. The success of each plan will be measured by:

  • NAEP scores
  • Closing gaps by student group
  • MCA proficiency
  • College entrance exams

World’s Best Workforce Annual Meeting

Under Minnesota Statutes, Section 120B.11, school districts are required to hold an annual, public 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 in the prior school year. World’s Best Workforce legislation requires that districts submit a summary of the annual report to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) every year.

Download the 2023-2024 World’s Best Workforce Report

Rock Ridge Public Schools Since 2020

Rock Ridge Public Schools combines the communities of Eveleth, Gilbert, and Virginia into a progressive school district embracing an academy style high school to provide students with a real world learning environment.

District Office

1405 Progress Parkway
Virginia, MN 55792

(218) 735-3500
Fax: 218-744-4381
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