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    DESE VISTA Survey Project

    Welcome to the Views of Instruction, State Standards, Teaching, and Assessment (VISTA) Survey Project page.

    Introduction

    VISTA is an annual survey sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Educators were asked to share their views on the implementation of five statewide initiatives:

    • Educator effectiveness (hiring, developing, evaluating, and retaining effective educators),
    • State curriculum frameworks,
    • Social and emotional learning, health and safety, and
    • DESE overall supports.

    The surveys that were administered in 2020 can be viewed by clicking the links in the table below.

    Superintendent (or Designee)

    Content:
    4 statewide initiatives (educator effectiveness (preparing, hiring and retaining educators); state curriculum frameworks; social and emotional learning, health, and safety; and DESE supports.

    Time:
    15 – 20 minutes

    Sample:
    All Superintendents in the state


    Principal

    Content:
    4 statewide initiatives (educator effectiveness (preparing, hiring and retaining educators); state curriculum frameworks; social and emotional learning, health, and safety; and DESE supports.

    Time:
    15 – 20 minutes

    Sample:
    All Principals in the state


    Prior Years

    DESE VISTA Survey Project, 2018-2019

    DESE VISTA Survey Project, 2017-2018

    DESE VISTA Survey Project, 2016-2017

    DESE VISTA Survey Project, 2015-2016

    Last Updated: March 4, 2020

     
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