DESE VISTA Survey Project – Update

As of February 1, 2016, DESE is continuing to ask districts to participate in the VISTA survey. DESE is no longer informing MTA which districts have agreed to participate or are on the list of districts invited to take part.

Commissioner’s Memo to Superintendents regarding the VISTA Survey OnTheDeskTop 1-29-16.  Read DESE’s response to MTA feedback as included in the Commissioner’s Memo ESE Response to MTA Concerns

Views of Instruction, State Standards, Teaching, and Assessment (VISTA) Survey project page  including the VISTA FAQ

Preview the survey here.

MTA Statement on the VISTA Survey and includes the original list of districts invited to participate as of January 21, 2016.

The MTA fully supports — and strongly advocates for — the inclusion of educators’ perspectives in analyzing and establishing policies and practices. In our view, however, this survey does not accurately or authentically capture educators’ views and should not be used to affect or inform education policy in Massachusetts.

If you have questions about the survey project, please e-mail Beverly Miyares at


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