Statewide System of Support (SSoS)

About Underperforming Schools

Underperforming schools are the state's most struggling schools based on an analysis of four-year trends in absolute achievement, student growth, and academic improvement trends. Schools designated as underperforming are allowed flexibilities to accelerate student achievement and are given priority to receive DESE targeted assistance.

Last Updated: March 31, 2022

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