Research and evaluation is an area of expertise located within OPR. The mission of this group is to improve the use of data and research findings to influence program and policy decision-making within the agency and the field, including DESE's goal of preparing all students for success after high school and the agency's five strategies. DESE has defined a research agenda related to the agency's goals and strategies so that we can improve their implementation and measure their outcomes.
To conduct data analysis and design tools, processes, and evaluations to serve DESE program offices and other key constituencies
To manage external evaluations and disseminate evaluation findings of DESE programs and initiatives, with a focus on
Visit the DESE Reports page to see all program evaluations.
Researchers interested in working with Massachusetts data should contact OPR for more information.
Last Updated: January 26, 2021
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