The agency's goal is to prepare all students for success after high school. To help us reach this goal, DESE has established five strategies:
These strategies are outlined in DESE's Strategic Plan and Strategic Plan Summary .
We measure our success based upon our ability to improve outcomes across public education. The targets presented below are grouped by the audience for which we expect to see this success. The agency regularly monitors our progress towards meeting these targets and helps identify bright spots and initiate course corrections when necessary.
(Early Education, K–12 Education, and Higher Education)
In accordance with Chapter 6A of the General Laws, and at the direction of our Governor, the agencies of Executive Office of Education have identified several important outcome metrics and targets, which we will use to monitor and improve the state's services.
Last Updated: May 17, 2022
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