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District and School Accountability

Accountability Lists, Materials, and Tools

In April 2021, as a result of the cancellation of the spring 2020 MCAS testing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education requested and received a waiver of certain federal accountability requirements for the 2020-2021 school year from the United States Department of Education (USED).

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Massachusetts' Accountability Waiver Request
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Waiver Request Approval Letter

General Information

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2020 Accountability and Assistance for Districts and Schools: Frequently Asked Questions
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Summary of the District and School Accountability System
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One-Page Summary of Massachusetts' Accountability System - For Parents


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One-Page Overview of Accountability Indicators

Supporting Materials

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Video: Massachusetts' Next-Generation Accountability System
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Massachusetts' District and School Accountability System
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School Leader's Guide to the 2019 Accountability Determinations
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Glossary of Accountability Reporting Terms
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Accountability Determinations and Required Actions

Technical Documents

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Establishing the Lowest Performing Students Group
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List of Advanced Courses for Accountability Reporting
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Target Setting Methodology
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2019 Criteria for Awarding Points for Progress Toward Improvement Targets
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Replacing Medians with Means When Summarizing MCAS Student Growth Percentiles

2019 Lists

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2019 Accountability Determinations for Districts and Schools
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2019 School Percentile Research File
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2019 Subgroup Percentile Research File
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2019 Criterion-Referenced Points Research File

To request archived accountability materials and lists, please contact the Office of District and School Accountability Reporting.

Last Updated: April 7, 2021

 
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