The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Accountability System Feedback

Members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Jeffrey C. Riley, Commissioner
December 7, 2018

At the December 18, 2018 meeting of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (Board), I will present a summary of feedback that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Department) received regarding our state's new accountability system.

In June 2018, the Board adopted amendments to the regulations on accountability and assistance for school districts and schools, and a framework for district and school accountability. In September 2018, the Department released district and school accountability results based on the new system. In an effort to monitor the system's effectiveness in providing clear, actionable information to districts, schools, families, and other stakeholders, we launched a survey this fall to gather feedback about the new accountability system. The survey included closed-ended questions about various aspects of the system, including but not limited to indicators, reported elements, and accountability reports, as well as the opportunity to provide open-ended feedback. We intend to use the information collected via the survey to determine what changes, if any, should be made to the system in future years.

We will present and discuss the survey data summary at the December meeting. At future meetings, we will discuss the accountability system in greater detail, including potential modifications to the system as well as a recommendation for high school accountability reporting following the transition to the Next-Generation MCAS assessments for grade 10.

Senior Associate Commissioner Russell Johnston and Associate Commissioner Rob Curtin will be available at the Board meeting to answer your questions.



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Accountability Feedback Survey Results