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Agency Strategic Plan

The agency strategic plan outlines the core work of the agency and the steps we plan to take to accomplish our goal of preparing all students for success after high school.

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DESE Strategic Plan

We are guided by this mission …

"To strengthen the Commonwealth's public education system so that every student is prepared to succeed in postsecondary education, compete in the global economy, and understand the rights and responsibilities of American citizens, and in so doing, to close all proficiency gaps."

And by these strategies …

  • Strengthen standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Promote educator development
  • Support social-emotional learning, health, and safety
  • Turn around the lowest performing districts and schools
  • Enhance resource allocation and data use

Last Updated: August 28, 2017
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