Act fast to submit public comment on the “accountability lite” system!
A proposal to report the data collected but drop the complicated “targets” is on the table for the 2022 accountability reporting. Take a look at the proposed Plans for 2022 Accountability Reporting here and don’t forget to send your thoughts directly to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Comments may be submitted via email to ElementarySecondaryEd.Act@mass.gov until July 15, 2022.
Fall 2022 “Accountability Lite” Reporting
In the fall, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education intends to publish accountability reports for schools and districts. A cascading series of federal waivers and regulatory changes are allowing the Commissioner flexibility to cherry pick which data to report and the proposed “accountability lite” reporting in the fall are intended to give the whole system relief from a complicated set of “performance targets.”
Is this a sign of what might change in the wizarding world of school accountability in Massachusetts?
If you want to dig in a little deeper to the most recent reports on the individual data elements, we started a list here that will bring you to the DESE data sets.
|PROPOSED Fall 2022 Reporting District, School and Subgroup level||Yes||No|
|School and District Report Cards||X|
|ELA, Math & Science MCAS Achievement||X|
|ELA & Math mean SGP||X|
|High School 4 Year Graduation Rate||X|
|High School Still In School||X|
|High School Dropout||X|
|English Language Proficiency||X|
|Chronic Absenteeism (absent 20% or more)|
|11th & 12th Grade Advanced Coursework||X|
|School Percentiles: Using two years of available data||X|
|Progress towards “Targets”||X|
|School and District Accountability Classifications||X|
|MCAS Participation Rate||X|
|Commissioner’s Authority to designate schools or districts Underperforming or Chronically Underperforming||X|
Or the Summer Break Tl; Dr version is this: