Equity and Integration
Andrea Saenz, Equity & English Learner Program Coordinator
651-403-7012 | andrea.saenz@isd197.org


Every three years, school districts that participate in Minnesota’s Achievement and Integration program (AI) submit an AI plan to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). 
The purpose of the Achievement and Integration (AI) program is to:  

  • Pursue racial and economic integration. 
  • Increase student achievement. 
  • Create equitable educational opportunities.
  • Reduce academic disparities based on students' diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds in participating schools and districts. 

The process for developing the plan is built around four research-based concepts, referred to here as equity criteria. The following equity criteria provide an equity lens, center student needs, and are intentionally used to steer the planning process: 

  • Access 
  • Representation 
  • Participation 
  • Outcomes 
Supported Programs from the FY 2017-2020 Achievement and Integration Plan: 
  • AVID
  • Cultural Liaisons 
  • Parent Academy
  • Model UN
  • Kindergarten Camp
  • Integrated After-School Programming 
  • Magnet Facilitators