Massachusetts is a member of the WIDA consortium. Educators can create a free profile on the WIDA page and have access to a variety of resources such as ACCESS sample items, instructional materials, and training courses. WIDA has also made
Author: Center for Education Policy + Practice
The Massachusetts Teachers Association presented an overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the 2015 re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) version of ESEA approved in 2001. MTA ESSA Presentation
FED LAW COULD PROMPT MASS. TO RETHINK EDUCATION APPROACHES [+VIDEO] By Katie Lannan STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 10, 2016…..A new federal education law that shifts some control from Washington D.C. to individual states will give Massachusetts
News from Commissioner Mitchell Chester & the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner’s Weekly Update – February 5, 2016 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Deadlines: On January 7, 2016, Massachusetts began administering the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 assessment, which
Link to the Commisioner’s Update archives and sign up information.
The United States Department of Education (ED) is updating a new section of their website on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). To learn more about ESSA and the rollout of this new federal law – visit ED here.
Typically DESE posts updated student data for the current school year in January. The following updated data have been posted in the past few weeks: 2015 Graduation Rates 2014-2015 Dropout Report 2015-2016 Attrition 2015-2016 AMAO Report 2015-2016 Enrollment by Grade
CEPP publishes professional practice briefs, research reports and policy guides for educators in Massachusetts. Read more about our work here.
February 1 Update on VISTA Survey by MTA CEPP. Includes links.
Links to MTA Member news publications.