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Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Massachusetts' District and School Accountability System

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Department) is soliciting public comment on proposed changes to the state's district and school accountability system. The Department is soliciting public comment on the proposed changes to fulfill its obligation of notice and consultation under 603 CMR 2.00: Accountability and Assistance for School Districts and Schools.

The proposed changes and related public comment will be shared with the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in May 2020, and if approved, will be implemented when the Department calculates district and school accountability results in fall 2020.

Summary of Massachusetts' District and School Accountability System

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Redlined Version for Public Comment

Comments on the proposed changes may be submitted in one of the following three ways:

  1. Through this online survey
  2. By email, to esea@doe.mass.edu, with the subject line Public Comment on Proposed Changes to the Accountability System
  3. By mail, to:

Erica Gonzales, Accountability Coordinator
Office of District and School Accountability Reporting
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148

Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2020.


General Information

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2020 Assessment and Accountability Reporting Schedule — Updated March 6, 2020
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Summary of the District and School Accountability System
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One-Page Summary of Massachusetts' Accountability System - For Parents


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One-Page Overview of Accountability Indicators

Supporting Materials

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Video: Massachusetts' Next-Generation Accountability System
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Massachusetts' District and School Accountability System
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School Leader's Guide to the 2019 Accountability Determinations
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Glossary of Accountability Reporting Terms
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Accountability Determinations and Required Actions

Technical Documents

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Establishing the Lowest Performing Students Group
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List of Advanced Courses for Accountability Reporting
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Target Setting Methodology
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2020 Criteria for Awarding Points for Progress Toward Improvement Targets
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Replacing Medians with Means When Summarizing MCAS Student Growth Percentiles

2019 Lists

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2019 Accountability Determinations for Districts and Schools
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2019 School Percentile Research File
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2019 Subgroup Percentile Research File
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2019 Criterion-Referenced Points Research File

To request archived accountability materials and lists, please contact the Office of District and School Accountability Reporting.

 
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