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Education Laws and Regulations

603 CMR 31.00:
Massachusetts Certificate of Mastery

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31.01: Authority, Scope and Purposes

(1) 603 CMR 31.00 is promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Board of Education under M.G.L. c. 69, §§ 1B and 1D.

(2) 603 CMR 31.00 establishes the criteria for the Certificate of Mastery and for the Certificate of Mastery with Distinction.

(3) The purposes of the Certificate of Mastery and the Certificate of Mastery with Distinction are to:

(a) Recognize high academic achievement;
(b) Motivate students to perform to their best abilities on MCAS and other measures throughout high school;
(c) Recognize high academic achievement in areas not included in MCAS; and
(d) Recognize high academic achievement as identified by outside forums including competitions, student publications, and awards.

Regulatory Authority:
603 CMR 31.00 M.G.L. c. 69, §§ 1B and 1D.

For further information regarding this award, please see the Certificate of Mastery's home page.



Last Updated: February 27, 2007
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