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.

Districts
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

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Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School2021
Abington Public Schools2012
Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School2016
Acushnet Public Schools2019
Adams-Cheshire Regional School District2019
Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter Schools2021
Agawam Public Schools2014
Alma del Mar Charter School2015
Amherst Public Schools2013
Amherst-Pelham Regional School District2019
Andover Public Schools2019
Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District2019
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School2011
Athol-Royalston Regional School2011
Atlantis Charter School2019
Auburn Public Schools2019
Avon Public School District2020
Ayer Shirley School District2019
B
Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter School2012
Barnstable Public Schools2012
Bedford Public Schools2019
Belchertown Public Schools2016
Bellingham Public Schools2011
Belmont Public School District2019
Benjamin Banneker Charter School2012
Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School2019
Berkley Public School District2020
Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School2012
Berkshire Hills Regional School District2013
Berlin Public Schools2011
Berlin-Boylston Regional School District2011
Beverly Public Schools2021
Billerica Public Schools2021
Blackstone-Millville Regional School District2012
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District2016
Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical School2021
Boston Collegiate Charter School2021
Boston Day and Evening Academy Charter School2020
Boston Green Academy Horace Mann Charter School2020
Boston Preparatory Charter Public School2012
Boston Public Schools2017
Boston Renaissance Charter Public School2016
Bourne Public School District2019
Boxford Public School District2014
Boylston Public School2011
Braintree Public Schools2020
Brewster Public School2011
Bridge Boston Charter School2020
Brimfield Public Schools2016
Bristol County Agricultural School2019
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School2021
Brockton Public Schools2016
Brookfield Public Schools2016
Brookline Public School District2020
Burlington Public Schools2016
C
Cambridge Public Schools2021
Canton Public School2012
Cape Cod Collaborative2020
Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School2020
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School2016
CAPS Education Collaborative2021
Carlisle Public Schools2021
Carver Public School District2020
Central Berkshire Regional School District2014
Chelmsford Public School2011
Chesterfield-Goshen Public Schools2014
Chicopee Public Schools2021
Christa McAuliffe Charter Public School2016
City on a Hill Charter Public School2012
Clarksburg Public Schools2013
Clinton Public Schools2019
Cohasset Public School District2019
Collaborative for Regional Educational Service and Training (CREST)2021
Community Charter School of Cambridge2021
Community Day Charter Schools2019
Concord-Carlisle Regional School District2021
Concord Public School District2014
Conservatory Lab Charter School2020
Conway Public Schools2015
D
Danvers Public Schools2020
Dedham Public Schools2020
Deerfield Public Schools2015
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District2019
Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District2019
Dorchester Collegiate Academy Charter School2013
Douglas Public Schools2012
Dracut Public Schools2019
Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School2021
Dudley-Charlton Regional School2011
Duxbury Public School District2014
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East Bridgewater Public Schools2011
East Longmeadow Public Schools2020
Eastham Public Schools2011
Easthampton Public Schools2020
Edward Brooke Charter District2019
Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers Charter School (Horace Mann Charter District)2020
Erving Public Schools2015
Essex Agricultural and Technical High School2013
Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District2019
Everett Public Schools2016
Excel Academy Charter School2011
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Fairhaven Public Schools2012
Fall River Public Schools2021
Falmouth Public Schools2012
Farmington River Regional2020
Fitchburg Public Schools2020
Florida Public Schools2013
Foxborough Public Schools2021
Foxborough Regional Charter School2020
Framingham Public Schools2015
Franklin Public Schools2016
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School2019
Franklin County Regional Vocational Technical School District2020
Freetown Public Schools2011
Freetown-Lakeville Regional School2011
Frontier Regional Public Schools2015
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Gardner Public Schools2011
Gateway Regional School District2016
Georgetown Public Schools2016
Gill-Montague Regional School2011
Global Learning Charter School2021
Grafton Public Schools2021
Granby Public Schools2011
Granville Public Schools2011
Greater Fall River Regional Technical Vocational School2021
Greater Lawrence Technical School2015
Greater Lowell Technical High School2015
Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School2015
Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual District2020
Groton-Dunstable Public Schools2011
H
Hadley Public Schools2021
Halifax Public Schools2016
Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District2019
Hampden Charter School of Science2021
Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District2012
Hampshire Regional School District2020
Hancock-Richmond Schools2020
Hanover Public Schools2020
Harvard Public Schools2020
Hatfield Public Schools2016
Haverhill Public School District2019
Hawlemont Public Schools2013
Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School2016
Hill View Montessori Charter School2012
Hingham School District2019
Holbrook Public School District2012
Holland Public Schools2016
Holliston Public Schools2011
Holyoke Community Charter School2014
Holyoke School District2020
Hopedale Public Schools2019
Hopkinton Public Schools2016
Hudson Public Schools2015
Hull Public Schools2015
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Innovation Academy Charter School2015
Ipswich Public Schools2011
K
Kingston Public Schools2016
King Philip Regional School District2019
KIPP Academy Charters Boston-Lynn2021
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LABBB Collaborative2020
Lakeville Public Schools2011
Lanesborough Public Schools2016
Lawrence Public Schools2019
Lawrence Family Development Charter School2012
Lee Public Schools2012
Leicester Public School District2019
Lenox Public Schools2016
Leominster Public Schools2021
Leverett Public Schools2015
Lexington Public School District2020
Libertas Academy Charter School2021
Lincoln Public Schools2019
Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School2012
Littleton Public School District2020
Longmeadow Public Schools2019
Lowell Community Charter Public School2016
Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School2019
Lowell Public Schools2012
Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative2020
Ludlow Public Schools2020
Lunenburg Public Schools2019
Lynn Public Schools2020
Lynnfield Public Schools2019
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MA Academy of Math and Science2020
Malden Public School District2021
Manchester-Essex Regional School District2019
Mansfield Public School District2016
Map Academy Charter School2021
Marblehead Community Charter School2012
Marion Public Schools2016
Marlborough Public Schools2020
Martha's Vineyard Regional Schools2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellence2020
Marshfield Public School District2012
Mashpee Public Schools2021
Masconomet Public Schools2011
Mattapoisett Public Schools2016
Maynard Public Schools2012
Medfield Public Schools2012
Medford Public Schools2012
Medway Public School District2021
Mendon-Upton Regional Public Schools2019
Methuen Public Schools2021
Middleborough Public School District2012
Middleton Public Schools2014
Milford Public Schools2011
Millbury Public Schools2019
Minuteman Regional Vocational School2012
Mohawk Trail - Hawlemont Regional School Districts2020
Monomoy Regional School District2020
Monson Public Schools2011
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School2020
Mount Greylock Regional School District2021
Mystic Valley Regional Charter School2020
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Nahant Public Schools2011
Nantucket Public Schools2019
Narragansett Regional School2012
Nashoba Regional School District2020
Natick Public Schools2019
Nauset Public Schools2011
Neighborhood House Charter School2019
New Bedford Public School District2019
New Heights Charter School of Brockton2019
New Liberty Charter School of Salem2015
New Salem-Wendell Public Schools2015
Newburyport Public Schools2012
Newton Public Schools2019
Norfolk County Agricultural High School2020
Norfolk Public Schools2021
North Andover Public Schools2021
North Attleborough Public Schools2016
North Berkshire School Union 432019
North Brookfield Public Schools2020
North Reading Public Schools2021
North River Collaborative2021
North Shore Regional Vocational Technical High School2013
Northampton Public Schools2021
Northborough Public Schools2012
Northborough-Southborough Regional Schools2012
Northbridge Public Schools2021
Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School District2021
Northern Berkshire Regional Vocational Technical2020
Northshore Education Consortium2020
Norton Public Schools2012
Norwell Public School District2019
Norwood School District2015
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Old Colony Regional Voc/Tech School2012
Old Rochester Regional School District2016
Old Sturbridge Academy Charter Public School2021
Orange Public Schools2014
Orleans Public Schools2011
Oxford Public School District2012
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Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School2021
Pelham Public Schools2013
Pembroke Public Schools2011
Pentucket Regional School District2011
Petersham Public School District2012
Phoenix Charter Academy School2020
Pioneer Charter School of Science2016
Pioneer Charter School of Science II2016
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School2021
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School2019
Pioneer Valley Regional School District2016
Pittsfield Public Schools2012
Plainville Public Schools2012
Plymouth Public Schools2012
Plympton Public School District2016
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School2020
Provincetown Public Schools2021
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Quabbin Regional School District2020
Quincy Public Schools2021
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Ralph C Mahar Regional School2011
Reading Public Schools2020
READS Collaborative2021
Revere Public Schools2016
Richmond Public Schools2012
Rising Tide Charter School2016
River Valley Charter School2014
Rochester Public Schools2016
Rockland Public Schools2020
Rowe Public Schools2013
Roxbury Preparatory Charter School2021
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Sabis International Charter School2011
Salem Academy Charter School2012
Salem Public Schools2021
Sandwich Public Schools2019
Saugus Public Schools2012
Savoy Public Schools2013
Scituate Public Schools2016
Seekonk Public Schools2012
Seven Hills Charter Public School2019
Sharon School District2019
Shawsheen Valley Technical High School2016
Shutesbury Public Schools2015
Silver Hill Charter School2013
Silver Lake Regional School District2016
Smith Leadership Academy Charter Public School2011
Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School2012
Somerset Berkley Regional School District2015
Somerville Public Schools2021
South Hadley Public Schools2012
South Middlesex Regional Vocational Technical School2020
South Shore Charter Public School2011
South Shore Educational Collaborative2021
South Shore Regional Vocational Technical School2021
Southampton Public Schools2014
Southborough Public Schools2012
Southern Berkshire Regional School District2012
Southern Worcester County Educational Collaborative2020
Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational Technical School2011
Southwick-Tolland Regional Schools2011
Spencer East Brookfield Public Schools 2020
Springfield Public Schools2019
Stoneham Public Schools2012
Sturbridge Public Schools2016
Sturgis Charter Public School2016
Sudbury Public Schools2019
Sunderland Public Schools2015
Sutton Public Schools2019
Swampscott Public Schools2021
Swansea Public School District2020
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Tantasqua Regional School District2016
TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School District2019
Tewksbury Public Schools2014
Tisbury Public Schools2013
Topsfield Public Schools2014
Tri-County Regional Voc/Tech School2012
Tri-Town School Union2020
Triton Regional Schools2021
Truro Public Schools2019
Tyngsborough Public Schools2012
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UP Academy Charter School of Boston2020
Up-Island Regional School District2013
Upper Cape Cod Voc/Tech School2012
Uxbridge Public Schools2019
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Veritas Preparatory Charter School2021
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Wachusett Regional School District2019
Wakefield Public School2011
Wales Elementary Public School District2016
Walpole Public Schools2012
Waltham Public Schools2016
Wareham Public Schools2021
Watertown Public Schools2019
Wayland Public School District2012
Webster Public Schools2021
Wellesley Public Schools2012
Wellfleet Public School2011
Westborough Public Schools2021
West Boylston Public Schools2016
West Bridgewater Public Schools2015
Westfield Public School District2020
Westford Public School2011
Westhampton Public Schools2014
Weston Public Schools2012
Westport Public School District2012
Westwood Public Schools2020
Weymouth Public Schools2021
Whately Public Schools2015
Whitman-Hanson Regional School District2019
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical School District2020
Williamsburg Public Schools2014
Williamstown Public Schools2015
Wilmington Public Schools2012
Winchendon Public Schools2021
Winchester Public Schools2016
Winthrop Public Schools2016
Woburn Public School District2012
Worcester Public Schools2015
Worthington Public Schools2021
Wrentham Public Schools2019

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
compliance@doe.mass.edu

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

Last Updated: November 17, 2021

 
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