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  • Students and Families

    Massachusetts students are first in the United States in reading and math and are competitive internationally. Their success is a direct result of support from families, educators, civic leaders, and the community.

    The web pages below are designed to help families explore different school options and individual districts, learn more about supports for English language learners and students with disabilities, become familiar with statewide testing and graduation requirements, and find resources to help students in elementary, middle, high school, and beyond.

    In addition, adult learners will find information below about adult education, including English classes.

    Massachusetts teachers educate close to 1 million public school students and 20,000 adult learners each year. Over the course of a career, a single teacher can impact hundreds and sometimes thousands of lives. In the 2018-2019 school year, Massachusetts is taking the time to celebrate its aMAzing educators.

    Learn more

    Contact Us

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

    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.