Accountability Lists, Materials, and Tools
Public Comment on Proposed Amendment to Regulations on Accountability and Assistance for School Districts and Schools
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is soliciting public comment on a proposed amendment to state accountability regulations (603 CMR 2.00: Accountability and Assistance for School Districts and Schools). Among other matters, the regulations describe the Commonwealth's framework for district accountability and assistance and the process for issuing annual performance determinations for districts and schools. The proposed amendment would allow the Department to refrain from issuing new accountability determinations for districts and schools for school year 2020-2021. Instead of issuing new accountability determinations in fall 2021, the Department will use each district's and school's most recent accountability determinations (from 2019), to ensure that they continue to receive support as needed. The Department will resume its regular annual accountability reporting practices following the 2021-2022 school year.
Memorandum to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education — April 9, 2021
603 CMR 2.00: Strikethrough version of regulations showing proposed amendment
The proposed amendment and related public comment will be shared with the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for final consideration in June 2021.
We welcome your comments regarding the proposed amendment. Comments may be submitted via email to ElementarySecondaryEd.Act@mass.gov until May 28, 2021.
Massachusetts' 2020-2021 Federal Accountability Waiver
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).
Massachusetts' Accountability Waiver Request
Waiver Request Approval Letter
2020 Accountability and Assistance for Districts and Schools: Frequently Asked Questions
Summary of the District and School Accountability System
One-Page Summary of Massachusetts' Accountability System - For Parents
One-Page Overview of Accountability Indicators
Video: Massachusetts' Next-Generation Accountability System
Massachusetts' District and School Accountability System
School Leader's Guide to the 2019 Accountability Determinations
Glossary of Accountability Reporting Terms
Accountability Determinations and Required Actions
Establishing the Lowest Performing Students Group
List of Advanced Courses for Accountability Reporting
Target Setting Methodology
2019 Criteria for Awarding Points for Progress Toward Improvement Targets
Replacing Medians with Means When Summarizing MCAS Student Growth Percentiles
2019 Accountability Determinations for Districts and Schools
2019 School Percentile Research File
2019 Subgroup Percentile Research File
2019 Criterion-Referenced Points Research File
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Last Updated: April 21, 2021