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DESE VISTA Survey Project

Welcome to the Views of Instruction, State Standards, Teaching, and Assessment (VISTA) Survey Project page.

Introduction

VISTA is an annual survey sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Educators were asked to share their views on the implementation of five statewide initiatives:

  • Educator effectiveness (hiring, developing, evaluating, and retaining effective educators),
  • State curriculum frameworks,
  • Social and emotional learning, health and safety, and
  • DESE overall supports.

The surveys that were administered in 2020 can be viewed by clicking the links in the table below.

Superintendent (or Designee)

Content:
4 statewide initiatives (educator effectiveness (preparing, hiring and retaining educators); state curriculum frameworks; social and emotional learning, health, and safety; and DESE supports.

Time:
15 – 20 minutes

Sample:
All Superintendents in the state

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VISTA-D (2020)

Principal

Content:
4 statewide initiatives (educator effectiveness (preparing, hiring and retaining educators); state curriculum frameworks; social and emotional learning, health, and safety; and DESE supports.

Time:
15 – 20 minutes

Sample:
All Principals in the state

Download Word Document
VISTA-P (2020)

Prior Years

DESE VISTA Survey Project, 2018-2019

DESE VISTA Survey Project, 2017-2018

DESE VISTA Survey Project, 2016-2017

DESE VISTA Survey Project, 2015-2016

Last Updated: March 4, 2020

 
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