The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Board Documents - September 2016

Special Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA
Monday, September 26, 2016, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

  1. 2016 Student Performance Results - Discussion
  2. 2016 School and District Accountability Determinations - Discussion
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    2016 Accountability Reporting

Regular Meeting

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
DESE, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Comments from the Chair
Comments from the Commissioner
Comments from the Secretary
Statements from the Public*


Meeting Minutes Download Word Document

Routine Business:

Approval of the Minutes of the June 27, 2016 Regular Meeting and June 28, 2016 Special Meeting - Vote

Items for Discussion and Action:

  1. Annual Meeting of the Board: Election of Vice-Chair - Discussion and Vote
  2. Recap of Special Meeting: Student Performance Results and School and District Accountability - Discussion
  3. Every Student Succeeds Act: Update on School and District Accountability System - Discussion
  4. Educator Evaluation: Action Plan to Revise Regulations on Student Impact Rating - Discussion
  5. Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks: Update on Review - Discussion
    1. English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics
    2. History and Social Science
  6. Student Assessment: Update on Next-Generation MCAS and Planning for High School - Discussion
  7. FY2017 Budget Overview: Process and Timelines for FY2018 Budget - Discussion

Other Items for Information:

  1. Report on Grants and Charter School Matters Approved by the Commissioner
  2. Charter Authorizing Overview and Anticipated Schedule for 2016-2017
  3. Adult Basic Education Update: High School Equivalency Exam