Educators use state and local resources to improve their teaching and your child's learning.
The state works with educators to establish learning standards that describe what a student should know and be able to do at each grade level.
Local school districts choose the curriculum and materials (textbooks, etc.) to help students meet the learning standards.
Teachers provide instruction that helps students learn and retain information so that they build on their knowledge each year.
Testing helps determine where schools and students are meeting the standards and where they need additional help.
Learn more about teaching, learning, and testing in Massachusetts.