Friday, June 8, 2018

2018 MCAS Released Items

This week, DESE released individual online and paper-based items from the 2018 grade 3-8 ELA and math Next Generation MCAS, as well as the grade 5 and 8 STE MCAS.  These items, as well as preliminary released MCAS 2018 data can be found in the Pearson Access Next MCAS Resource Center

Questions regarding accessing preliminary MCAS data or how to use the preliminary data?  Access the recording of the June 5th MCAS Reporting Webinar.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

MCAS 2018 Questionnaire

To better understand school and district's experience with the 2018 MCAS computer-based test, DESE is asking educators to participate in an online survey.  Please share this link with your school's test administration team and submit responses by June 15th.

Monday, May 21, 2018

MA Equity Plan

In order to provide all students with access to a high quality education, the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education continues its focus on issues of equity across Commonwealth schools.  Based on data collected from the 2015 Equity Playbook, and more recent available data, ESE has identified equity gaps related to educator experience, educator preparation, and educator evaluation.

You can read more about ESE's equity initiatives in the 2018 Equity Plan.

To learn more about equity gap data within your own district, educators can access: