Statewide System of Support (SSoS)
Welcome to the Office of the Statewide System of Support..
Since 2009, Massachusetts has defined its approach to district engagement based on the premise that district accountability and DESE assistance must be closely linked to produce continuous and sustainable improvement. SSoS staff engage with districts that have schools identified as requiring assistance and intervention (Targeted/Focused Schools and Broad/Comprehensive Support Schools) on our state accountability system.
Massachusetts' Statewide System of Support staff provide comprehensive assistance to districts and schools that is differentiated by need, provides structured opportunities for teachers, administrators and district leaders to engage in activities including coaching, action research, facilitated work teams, professional communities of practice, and resource networking. ESE's turnaround practices and District Standards and Indicators provide processes and tools to support evidence-based practices across the Commonwealth.