Office of Planning and Research

Browse DESE Reports by Topic

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education releases a number of research, evaluation, and data products each year. DESE reports are organized as shown below.

Download Word Document
Report to the Legislature on After-School and Out-of-School Time Quality Enhancement Grants (January 2018)
Download Word Document
After-School and Out-of-School Time Quality Enhancement Grants - FY13 (May 2013)

Download Word Document
Charter School Data Annual Report (April 2019)
Download Word Document
Can Successful Schools Replicate? Scaling Up Boston's Charter Sector (March 2018)
Download Word Document
Charter School Data Annual Report (February 2018)
Download Word Document
Report to the Legislature: Implementation and Fiscal Impact of Innovation Schools (April 2017)
Download Word Document
Charter School Data Annual Report - FY16 (February 2017)
Download Word Document
Implementation and Fiscal Impact of Innovation Schools (February 2016)
Download Word Document
Charter School Enrollment Data Annual Report (February 2016)
Download Word Document
Report on the Expanded Learning Time Grant: Costs and Expenditures (February 2016)
Download Word Document
Expanded Learning Time Grant: Costs, Expenses and Recommendations for Sustainability (March 2015)
Download Word Document
Charters Without Lotteries: Testing Takeovers in New Orleans and Boston (December 2014)
Download Word Document
Charter School Data Annual Report - FY14 (December 2014)
Download Word Document
Teaching to the Student: Charter School Effectiveness in Spite of Perverse Incentives (May 2014)
Download Word Document
Charter School Data Annual Report - FY13 (December 2013)
Download Word Document
Charter School Demand and Effectiveness: A Boston Update (November 2013)
Download Word Document
Expanded Learning Time Schools Collaborative Planning: Issue Brief (June 2013)
Download Word Document
Expanded Learning Time Implementation Paper (May 2013)
Download Word Document
Expanded Learning Time Schools Enrichment: Issue Brief (April 2013)
Download Word Document
Expanded Learning Time Schools Time Use: Issue Brief (April 2013)
Download Word Document
Expanded Learning Time: Cost Analysis (October 2012)
View External Link
Expanded Learning Time Evaluation: Year Five (February 2012)
View External Link
Executive Summary/Full Report from Abt Associates Inc. (February 2012)
Download Word Document
Expanded Learning Time Expenditures (December 2011)
 
Expanded Learning Time Evaluation: Year Four (February 2011)
View External Link
Executive Summary/Full Report from Abt Associates Inc. (February 2011)
View External Link
Student Achievement in Massachusetts' Charter Schools (January 2011)
View External Link
Expanded Learning Time Outcomes Evaluation: Year Three (December 2009)
View External Link
Informing the Debate: Comparing Boston's Charter, Pilot and Traditional Schools (January 2009)

Download Word Document
What is the profile of an English learner dropout in Massachusetts? (October 2018)
Download Word Document
Dual Enrollment in Massachusetts 2008-2015 (December 2017)
Download Word Document
MCAS Academic Support Programs: Final Evaluation Report (June 2017)
Download Word Document
Expansion of the School Year and Summer Transition Programs: MassGrad Summary Brief (December 2015)
Download Word Document
Race to the Top College and Career Readiness Initiatives, Evaluation Final Report (September 2015)
Download Word Document
MCAS Academic Support Programs - FY14: Addendum (September 2015)
Download PDF Document
Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School Governance and Financial Structures (June 2015)
Download PDF Document
Best of Both Worlds: How Massachusetts Vocational Schools Are Preparing Students for College and Careers (June 2015)
Download Word Document
MassGrad Case Study: Attleboro (May 2015)
Download Word Document
MassGrad Case Study: North Adams (May 2015)
Download Word Document
MassGrad Case Study: Lowell (May 2015)
Download Word Document
MCAS Academic Support Programs - FY13: Addendum (March 2015)
Download Word Document
Race to the Top College and Career Readiness Initiatives, Evaluation Report 2014 (September 2014)
Download Word Document
Intensive College Counseling and the College Enrollment Choices of Low Income Students (August 2014)
Download Word Document
Race to the Top College and Career Readiness Evaluation Brief - Pre-AP (June 2014)
Download Word Document
MCAS Academic Support Programs - FY14 (April 2014)
Download Word Document
MCAS Academic Support Programs - FY12: Addendum (April 2014)
Download Word Document
The Academic Impact of Career and Technical Education in Massachusetts (March 2014)
Download Word Document
Income-Based Inequality in Educational Outcomes: Learning from State Longitudinal Data Systems (November 2013)
Download Word Document
Merit Aid, College Quality and College Completion: Massachusetts' Adams Scholarship as an In-Kind Subsidy (November 2013)
Download Word Document
Race to the Top College and Career Readiness Initiatives, Evaluation Report 2013 (September 2013)
Download Word Document
MCAS Academic Support Programs - FY11: Addendum (May 2013)
Download Word Document
MCAS Academic Support Programs - FY13 (May 2013)

Download Word Document
Research to Inform the Massachusetts World Language Standard (June 2019)
Download Word Document
Adoption, Implementation, and Effects of Curriculum Materials (October 2018)
Download Word Document
Replacing Medians with Means When Summarizing MCAS Student Growth Percentiles (June 2018)
Download Word Document
Evaluation of the Statewide STEM Advanced Placement Program: AP Course Taking and Passing Rates (August 2017)
Download Word Document
Evaluation of the Statewide STEM Advanced Placement Program: AP Exam Taking and Passing Rates (June 2017)
Download Word Document
Evaluation of the Statewide STEM Advanced Placement Program: AP Course Taking and Passing Rates (May 2017)
Download Word Document
Evaluation of the Statewide STEM Advanced Placement Program: AP Exam Taking and Passing Rates (March 2017)
Download Word Document
Evaluation of the Statewide STEM Advanced Placement Program: Year 4 Teacher Survey Results 2016 (February 2017)
Download Word Document
Massachusetts Study on Assessment Practices in Districts (August 2015)
Download Word Document
District Assessment Practices (August 2015)
Download Word Document
Evaluation of the Statewide STEM Advanced Placement Program: Year 2 Final Report (April 2015)
Download Word Document
Massachusetts Study on Assessment Practices in Districts: Phase 1 Summary (March 2015)
Download PDF Document
Testing the Test: A Study of PARCC Field Trials in Two School Districts - Executive Summary (March 2015)
Download PDF Document
Testing the Test: A Study of PARCC Field Trials in Two School Districts - Policy Brief (March 2015)
Download Word Document
Financial Literacy Pilot Program (December 2014)
Download Word Document
Superintendent Survey on District Assessment Practices (October 2014)
Download Word Document
Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks Implementation Study: Final Report (October 2014)
Download Word Document
Evaluation of the Statewide STEM Advanced Placement Program: Year 2 Interim Report (September 2014)
Download Word Document
Literacy and Early Literacy Programs - 2014 (July 2014)
Download Word Document
Flaking Out: Student Absences and Snow Days as Disruptions of Instructional Time (June 2014)
Download Word Document
Evaluation of the Statewide STEM Advanced Placement Program: Year 1 Final Report (April 2014)
Download Word Document
Advancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through a Mathematics and Science Advanced Placement (AP) Program - FY13, Evaluation Report (April 2014)
Download Word Document
Advancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through a Mathematics and Science Advanced Placement (AP) Program - FY13, Introduction (April 2014)
Download Word Document
Advancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through a Mathematics and Science Advanced Placement (AP) Program - FY13, Progress Report (March 2014)
Download Word Document
Cognitive Skills, Student Achievement Tests, and Schools (January 2014)
Download Word Document
Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks Implementation Study: Phase 1 Findings (September 2013)
Download Word Document
Evaluation of the Statewide STEM Advanced Placement Program: Year 1 Interim Report (August 2013)
Download Word Document
Literacy and Early Literacy Programs - 2013 (May 2013)
Download Word Document
Early and Adolescent Literacy - 2012 (January 2013)
Download PDF Document
Galileo Instructional Data System Pilot Project Evaluation (February 2009)
Download Word Document
The Consequences of MCAS Exit Examinations for Struggling Low-Income Urban Students (July 2008)

Download Word Document
Report to the Legislature: Intervention and Targeted Assistance (2016-2017) (April 2018)
Download Word Document
Intervention and Targeted Assistance Efforts - 2016 (March 2017)
Download Word Document
2016 Massachusetts Turnaround Practices Field Guide (November 2016)
Download Word Document
How to Succeed in School Turnaround: Strategies That Characterize Successful Turnaround Schools in Massachusetts (September 2016)
Download Word Document
Overview of 2016 Turnaround Practices Evaluation and Resources (September 2016)
Download Word Document
Evaluation of Level 4 School Turnaround Efforts in Massachusetts: Part 1. Implementation Study (September 2016)
Download Word Document
Evaluation of Level 4 School Turnaround Efforts in Massachusetts: Part 2. Impact of School Redesign Grants (September 2016)
Download Word Document
Intervention and Targeted Assistance Efforts - 2015 (June 2016)
View External Link
Turning the Tide: Evidence on State Takeover and District Turnaround from Lawrence, Massachusetts (April 2016)
Download Word Document
Intervention and Targeted Assistance Efforts - 2014 (July 2015)
Download Word Document
School Redesign Grant Initiative Final Evaluation Report Appendices (June 2015)
Download Word Document
School Redesign Grant Initiative Final Evaluation Report (June 2015)
Download Word Document
Accelerated Improvement Plan (AIP) Process Evaluation Brief (May 2015)
Download PDF Document
Accelerated Improvement Evaluation Protocols (February 2015)
Download Word Document
Accelerated Improvement Plan (AIP) Process Evaluation (February 2015)
Download Word Document
Lawrence Public Schools Receivership Baseline Analysis of Instructional Support (September 2014)
Download Word Document
District and School Assistance Centers Evaluation Report 2014 (September 2014)
Download Word Document
Intervention and Targeted Assistance Efforts - 2013 (June 2014)
Download Word Document
Intervention and Targeted Assistance Efforts - 2012 (October 2013)
Download Word Document
District and School Assistance Centers Evaluation Report 2013 (September 2013)
Download Word Document
Lawrence Public Schools Receivership Baseline Data Analysis (March 2013)
Download Word Document
School Redesign Grant; Management Briefing Memo (February 2013)
Download Word Document
Reflecting on Success: Commendation Schools Report (January 2013)

Download Word Document
Early Literacy Expert Panel: Year Three Annual Report (July 2016)
Download Word Document
Kindergarten Expansion Grants - 2014 (March 2014)
Download Word Document
Kindergarten Expansion Grants - 2013 (May 2013)

Download Word Document
Education Evaluation Grant Program (June 2018)
Download Word Document
Massachusetts Teacher Preparation and Licensure: Performance Review Program for Initial Licensure Study (January 2018)
Download Word Document
Teacher Equity Gaps in Massachusetts (October 2017)
Download PDF Document
Massachusetts Educator Preparation and Licensure: Year 1 Report (May 2017)
Download PDF Document
Massachusetts Educator Preparation and Licensure Study: First Year Results (April 2017)
Download Word Document
Report to the Legislature: Education Evaluation Grant Program (April 2016)
Download Word Document
Massachusetts Study of Teacher Supply and Demand (December 2015)
Download Word Document
Springfield Public Schools' Effective Educator Coach Program (October 2015)
Download Word Document
Promising Approaches to the Development and Implementation of District-Determined Measures (July 2015)
Download Word Document
Brockton Public Schools' Use of Professional Development to Support Evidence Collection (July 2015)
Download Word Document
Shrewsbury Public Schools' Approach to Using Evaluation Data in Human Resources Decision-Making (July 2015)
Download Word Document
Lawrence Public Schools: Guidance for Developing and Supporting Educator Plans (July 2015)
Download Word Document
Promising Practices to Build Evaluator Capacity (July 2015)
Download Excel Document
Educator Evaluation Summative Performance Ratings by SGP, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Professional Teaching Status, 2013-14 (June 2015)
Download Word Document
Educator Evaluation Data: Student Growth Percentiles, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Professional Teaching Status (June 2015)
Download Word Document
Evaluation of the Human Resources Pilot Final Report (September 2014)
Download PDF Document
Research Brief: Implementation of the New Educator Evaluation System in Massachusetts (August 2014)
Download Word Document
Report to the Legislature: Educator Evaluation Training Funding Report (July 2014)
Download Word Document
Preparation and Implementation of Professional Development (PD) Plans - FY12 (June 2014)
Download Word Document
Preparation and Implementation of Professional Development (PD) Plans - FY13 (June 2014)
Download Word Document
Mathematics and Science Teacher Content-Based Professional Development -2014 (June 2014)
Download Excel Document
Educator Evaluation Summative Performance Ratings by SGP, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Professional Teaching Status, 2012-13 (April 2014)
Download Word Document
Educator Evaluation Data: Student Growth Percentiles, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Professional Teaching Status (April 2014)
Download PDF Document
Research Brief: Early Implementation of the Massachusetts Educator Evaluation Framework  (January 2014)
Download Word Document
Educator Evaluation Training Funding and Data Advisory Report (October 2013)
Download Word Document
Educator Evaluation Data Advisory Committee: Report to the Massachusetts General Court (June 2013)
Download Word Document
Status of the Massachusetts Educator Workforce (December 2011)

Download Word Document
Research to Inform the Massachusetts World Language Standard (June 2019)
Download Word Document
English Language Acquisition Professional Development (December 2018)
Download Word Document
What is the profile of an English learner dropout in Massachusetts? (October 2018)
Download Word Document
English Language Acquisition Professional Development - FY16 (March 2017)
Download Word Document
Massachusetts English Language Learners' Profiles and Progress (October 2015)
Download Word Document
SEI Endorsement Courses Evaluation (July 2013)
Download Word Document
In the Aftermath of Question 2: Students with Limited English Proficiency in Massachusetts (June 2010)

Download Word Document
Impact of the Massachusetts School Choice Program (December 2018)
Download Word Document
Evidence Use in Massachusetts School Districts (August 2018)
Download Word Document
2017 METCO Program Report (May 2018)
Download Word Document
Fiscal Conditions in Rural School Districts (January 2018)
Download Word Document
Class Size and Resource Allocation Policy Brief – Online Appendix (December 2017)
Download Word Document
Class Size and Resource Allocation Policy Brief (December 2017)
Download Word Document
Teacher Equity Gaps in Massachusetts (October 2017)
Download Word Document
METCO Program Report - 2016 (March 2017)
Download Word Document
Report to the Legislature: Low-Income Student Calculation Study (February 2017)
Download Word Document
METCO Program Report - 2015 (February 2016)
Download Excel Document
Impact of Municipal Health Care Reform on School District Health Insurance Spending Appendix Data (September 2015)
Download Word Document
Impact of Municipal Health Care Reform on School District Health Insurance Spending (September 2015)
Download Word Document
Report on the Status of the Public Education Financing System in Massachusetts (July 2013)
Download Word Document
Regional Planning Study Results (December 2009)
Download Word Document
School District Consolidation in Massachusetts, by Sarah Carleton, Christine Lynch, and Robert O'Donnell (November 2009)

Download Word Document
Gifted Education in Massachusetts: A Policy and Practice Review (June 2019)

Download Word Document
Impact of the Massachusetts School Choice Program (December 2018)
Download Word Document
Evidence Use in Massachusetts School Districts (August 2018)
Download Word Document
District Capacity Project Evaluation Report (December 2014)
Download Word Document
New Superintendents Induction Program Evaluation Report (July 2014)
Download Word Document
District Governance Support Project Evaluation Report (August 2013)

Download Word Document
Increasing Student Access to Behavioral and Mental Health Services Legislative Report (June 2019)
Download Word Document
Bullying Data Collection - Annual Report (June 2019)
Download Word Document
Recovery High Schools Legislative Report (May 2019)
Download Word Document
Integrating Student Supports (May 2019)
Download Word Document
Safe and Supportive Schools Commission - Fourth Annual Report (April 2019)
Download Word Document
Safe and Supportive Schools Commission - Third Annual Report (January 2018)
Download Word Document
Safe and Supportive Schools Commission - Second Annual Report (December 2016)
Download Word Document
Wraparound Zones Initiative Evaluation Report Four (March 2016)
Download Word Document
Safe and Supportive Schools Commission - First Annual Report (December 2015)
Download Word Document
Evaluation of the Wraparound Zones Initiative: Analysis of Progress and Sustainability Plans During Year 3 (October 2014)
Download Word Document
Promise and Paradox: Measuring Students' Non-Cognitive Skills and the Impact of Schooling (July 2014)
Download Word Document
School Breakfast and Summer Food Service Outreach - FY14 (June 2014)
Download Word Document
Wraparound Zones Initiative Evaluation Report Three (January 2014)
Download Word Document
Study of the Cost of Implementing the Student Discipline Law (November 2013)
Download Word Document
Wraparound Zones Initiative Evaluation Report Two (October 2013)
Download Word Document
School Breakfast and Summer Food Service Outreach - FY13 (August 2013)
Download Word Document
An Act Relative to Medical Emergency Response Plans for Schools (August 2013)
Download Word Document
Wraparound Zones Initiative Evaluation Report One (March 2013)
Download Word Document
Behavioral Health and Public Schools Task Force: Final Report/Executive Summary (August 2011)
Download Word Document
Behavioral Health and Public Schools Task Force: Final Report (August 2011)

Download Word Document
Annual Report on Students with Disabilities 2015-2016 (September 2017)
Download Word Document
Students with Disabilities Annual Report 2014-2015 (March 2016)
Download Word Document
Students with Disabilities Annual Report 2013-2014 (December 2014)
Download Word Document
Review of Special Education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: A Synthesis Report (September 2014)
Download Word Document
Using Survival Analysis to Understand Graduation of Students with Disabilities (June 2014)
Download Word Document
Students with Disabilities Annual Report 2012-2013 (April 2014)
Download Word Document
Use of Out-of-District Programs by Massachusetts Students with Disabilities (October 2013)
Download Word Document
Amendment to Report: Appendix C (January 2014)
Download Word Document
Students with Disabilities in Massachusetts Career and Technical Education Programs (July 2013)
Download Word Document
Students with Disabilities Annual Report 2011-2012 (May 2013)
Download Word Document
Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Partnership Programs for Students with Disabilities (May 2013)
View HTML Page
Review of Special Education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (April 2012)

Download Word Document
Commonwealth Virtual Schools - FY17 (September 2018)
Download Word Document
Commonwealth Virtual Schools - FY16 (January 2017)
Download Word Document
Commonwealth Virtual Schools - FY15 (February 2016)
Download Word Document
Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant: Strategic Plan (June 2015)
Download Word Document
Edwin Final Evaluation Report (March 2015)
Download Word Document
Commonwealth Virtual Schools - FY14 (December 2014)

Download Word Document
Access to Postsecondary Schooling and the GED: New Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Massachusetts (November 2017)

 
Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370

Directions

Disclaimer: A reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.