Does Grand Forks Public Schools teach Critical Race Theory?
Critical Race Theory is not being taught in Grand Forks Public Schools. It is not part of Grand Forks Public Schools curriculum and is not a framework that is used in curricular or teaching and learning decisions.
Critical race theory is not part of the North Dakota K-12 Education Content Standards.
We created a 1-page paper on this topic last year (click here). It is not being taught.
The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction reviewed our professional development materials related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and found they did not teach Critical Race Theory.
How do Grand Forks Public Schools' ACT scores compare to other school districts in North Dakota?
On August 26, 2022, Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner received ACT scores from the 2021-2022 school year, courtesy the Office of Assessment at the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.
Of the six school system composite scores provided, Grant Forks Public Schools had the highest composite score for the 2021-2022 school year:
Grand Forks Public Schools: 20.33
Bismarck Public School District: 20.28
Fargo Public School District: 20.25
West Fargo Public School District: 19.00
Mandan Public School District: 18.33
Williston Basin School District: 18.10
Grand Forks Public Schools also exceeded the statewide average of 19.61.
Additional data will be provided by ACT in the fall and will then be posted on the ND Insights website (LINK: https://insights.nd.gov/) by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.