DESE seeking input from Massachusetts educators on accountability system
In February 2012, Massachusetts received a waiver of some requirements of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, also known as the No Child Left Behind Act) which allowed the state to revise our school and district accountability system in exchange for implementing several key initiatives:
- College- and career-ready expectations for all students;
- Differentiated recognition, accountability, and support for schools and districts;
- New approaches to educator evaluation and support; and
- Reducing duplication and unnecessary burden on school districts.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is seeking feedback about what other changes to make to our accountability system. The voice of teachers in this policy development is essential. It will take less than 10 minutes to complete this online anonymous, confidential survey which is open through Friday, January 10, 2014.
The survey is available here.