DESE's goal is to prepare all students for success after high school. We are implementing five strategies aimed at reaching that goal, and we're learning more about a number of related topics.
Strategy 1: Strengthen standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment
Strategy 2: Promote educator development
Strategy 3: Support social-emotional learning, health, and safety
Strategy 4: Turn around the lowest performing schools and districts
Strategy 5: Enhance resource allocation and data use
A summary of the agency's initiatives in support of these strategies can be found at Strategic Plan Summary .
DESE's research agenda is driven by our strategic plan. The following questions guide all our research across our goal and five strategies:
Additionally, for 2022, DESE's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has worked with DESE program offices to identify their current high priority research questions, the answers to which could assist the agency in providing the most effective, highest quality services to the students, families, and educators of the Commonwealth. We are sharing the DESE 2022 Research Priorities in the hopes of generating relevant research projects that can help inform decisions and improve services.
DESE will bid any opportunities where the state is seeking a vendor for research work and/or a grant-writing partner through the state's procurement system, CommBuys.
Please contact the Office of Planning and Research with any questions.
Last Updated: May 17, 2022
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