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Equity and Diversity Impact Assessment (EDIA)
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Equity and Diversity Impact Assessment (EDIA)

Equity and Diversity Impact Assessment (EDIA)

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MPS Equity and Diversity Policy 1304
MPS is committed to identifying and correcting practices and policies that perpetuate the achievement gap and institutional racism in all forms. The purpose of this policy is to establish "a framework for the elimination of bias, particularly racism and cultural bias, as factors affecting student achievement and learning experiences, and to promote learning and work environments that welcome, respect and value diversity. Further, the purpose is to establish particular actions that the District shall take to address disparities in educational opportunity and achievement."

"The Board of Directors, Superintendent, and staff commit to conducting an Equity and Diversity Impact Assessment on all future policies that have a significant impact on student learning and resource allocation. This commitment also includes conducting assessments on policies that are periodically reviewed and updated through the policy development process that have a significant impact on student learning and resource allocation Read more about the MPS Equity and Diversity Policy 1304.

What is EDIA?
The Equity and Diversity Impact Assessment, also known as EDIA, is a reflective tool and guided process for schools, departments, and district policy owners to evaluate policies, practices, and procedures with an equity lens that significantly impact student learning and resource allocation. There are four distinct EDIA processes - the Full EDIA, Equity Considerations for Budgeting, Equity Considerations for Policies, and Equity Considerations for Practices. 

These EDIA processes are intended to:

  • Identify inequities, or which MPS students are disproportionately affected by policies, practices, and budgets;
  • Assess the impacts and unintended consequences of changing policies, practices, and budgets;
  • Engage stakeholders in a meaningful way around the policies, practices, and budgets, including how to address the inequities; and
  • Monitor implementation of policies and practices.