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Data and Accountability

The Department collects a wide range of data to help improve teaching and learning in Massachusetts schools.

The state also uses school and student data to inform our accountability system, which targets resources and assistance where they are needed most.

This section of our website includes student-, school-, and district-level data, as well as information on our accountability system, laws, and regulations.

Massachusetts redesigned its district and school accountability system in 2018. Highlights of the new system include: using additional indicators beyond student test scores, focusing on the performance of each school as a whole and of its lowest performing students, and categorizing schools based on the type of support the Department would provide to them. Supporting materials are available online.

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

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


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.