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  • English Learner Education

    English Learner Education Program Monitoring & Compliance

    As one part of its accountability system, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education oversees local compliance with education requirements through Tiered Focused Monitoring (TFM). All reviews cover selected requirements of the following areas: Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; The Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 (EEOA); the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA); Massachusetts General Laws c. 69, 71A, 71B, and 76; and Chapter 218 of the Massachusetts Acts of 2002. Districts are reviewed every six years through TFM except the districts that repeat as Tier 4 for three consecutive years. These districts' ELE programs are reviewed every 3 years until such time they are no longer Tier 4.

    TFM allows for differentiated monitoring based on a district's level of need:

    • Tier 1/Self-Directed Improvement: Data points indicate no concern on compliance and performance outcomes — meets requirements.
    • Tier 2/Directed Self-Improvement: No demonstrated risk in areas with close link to student outcomes — low risk.
    • Tier 3/Corrective Action: Areas of concern include both compliance and student outcomes — moderate risk.
    • Tier 4/Cross-unit Support and Corrective Action: Areas of concern have profound effect on student outcomes and ongoing compliance — high risk.

    Tiered Focused Monitoring (TFM) Guidance

    English Learner Coordinated Program Review (CPR) & TFM Reports

    Responses to findings included in these reports are available from the respective local superintendent or charter school director. For questions regarding these reports, contact Sibel Hughes. For reports not listed below, see Public School Coordinated Program Review Reports.

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    **Note: Most of the reports are over 1MB in size, please allow extra time for download.

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    Problem Resolution System

    The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is committed to helping individuals and school districts resolve problems promptly. Laws exist to protect the rights of all students in the Commonwealth, and to ensure that all students receive equal educational opportunities.

    DESE encourages schools and districts to take quick action to respond to questions and concerns about students' educational programs. Therefore, individuals with such concerns are encouraged to contact school district personnel (for example, the principal, superintendent of schools, or the administrator of special education) first to resolve the problem. However, individuals may ask DESE for assistance without speaking first with someone in the school or district.

    Through its Problem Resolution System (PRS), DESE handles complaints that allege a public school or district is not meeting legal requirements for education. Anyone, including parents, students, educators, community members, and agency representatives, can contact PRS for assistance.

    Contact Problem Resolution System at:

    Problem Resolution System Office
    Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
    Telephone: 781-338-3700
    TTY: N.E.T. Relay: 1-800-439-2370
    FAX: 781-338-3710

    For people who do not write or speak English, or are not comfortable communicating in English, DESE will make appropriate arrangements.

    Last Updated: June 21, 2022

    Contact Us

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

    Voice: (781) 338-3000
    TTY: (800) 439-2370


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