Tag: MCAS

DESE Update: August 2nd, 2019

1. FY20 Budget Signed: On July 31, Governor Baker signed the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, a $43.321 billion plan with $5.2 billion for Chapter 70 education aid. Every school district will receive at least $30 in additional aid per student. The budget includes foundation budget rate increases in four areas identified by the Foundation Budget […]

DESE Update: June 21st, 2019

1. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to Meet: The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 25 at Rumney Marsh Academy, 140 American Legion Highway, Revere. The agenda is posted online, and the meeting will be streamed online at https://livestream.com/accounts/22459134. Picture of the Week On June […]

DESE Update: February 15th, 2019

1. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Meeting: The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met on February 12 and voted to allow Excel Academy Charter School to add 56 more seats for students in Chelsea. The school has campuses in both Boston and Chelsea. The Board also voted to extend the probation of Paulo […]

DESE Update: December 14th, 2018

1. Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to Meet: The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 in Malden. The agenda includes a discussion highlighting the roles of teacher leaders in supporting learning standards and instruction, updates from the receivers of three chronically underperforming schools, […]

DESE Update: September 28, 2018

MCAS and Accountability Results: The Department released 2018 MCAS results and school and district accountability and assistance levels   on September 27, 2018. (A Spanish version of the announcement is also available.) The release includes the second year of next-generation MCAS results for grades 3-8 and the debut of the state’s new accountability system, which is […]