DESE's continuous improvement cycle improves the quality of our work.
Periodically, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) assesses the effectiveness of the work of the Educator Preparation Team through a variety of different means. The Ed Prep Team is committed to their own continuous improvement efforts by recognizing and responding to key trends and learnings identified through feedback, research, and surveys.
Focused research questions drive our progress. DESE is guided by three strategies set by the Office of Planning and Research (OPR):
For a quick overview of our research efforts, policy shifts, and progress, please see our slides from our State of Educator Preparation in the Commonwealth meeting.
With support from USED's Institute of Education Sciences, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is examining the extent to which Massachusetts' teacher preparation and licensing systems produce educators who are effective in improving outcomes for students of color. For more information, see the project page.
2017 Survey Report
2016 Survey Report
2015 Survey Report
2014 Survey Report
2014 Survey Response Summary Report
2019 Executive Summary
CAP Implementation Study Overview
CAP Survey Brief: 2017 Stakeholder Survey Findings
Issue Brief 1: Perspective from Year 1 of CAP Implementation
Issue Brief 2: Setting the Stage for CAP: Connecting Pre-Practicum and Practicum Experiences
2013 Status of the Workforce Report
2015 Study of Teacher Supply and Demand Report
Teacher Pathway Study Overview
First Year Results
First Year Report
The Performance Review Program for Initial Licensure (PRPIL) Study Overview
Second Year Report: The Performance Review Program for Initial Licensure (PRPIL) Study Overview
Last Updated: July 9, 2021
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