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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2019
For adolescents in recovery from a substance use disorder, school is a setting that may result in interactions with peer groups who are actively using alcohol or other drugs. Unfortunately, after treatment, these students may encounter multiple risk factors when returning to the setting where their substance use problems originated. Recovery High…
Descriptors: High Schools, High School Students, Drug Rehabilitation, Outcomes of Treatment
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2018
This Framework is built upon the foundation of the 2003 and 1997 "Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Frameworks." Based in research on effective practice, it represents the contributions of members of the History and Social Science Curriculum Framework Review Panel, scholars who served as Content Advisors, and the more…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, History, Social Sciences
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2017
This report highlights the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's 2015-2016 achievements and continuing efforts made toward maintaining a record of meeting requirements under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), reorganizing their system of student and family supports, and improving outcomes for students…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2017
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is focused on supporting educators in the use of data; to this end, ESE developed an Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS) that rolls many student data variables into a single indicator that provides educators with information about which students are at low, moderate, or…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Use, Public Schools
Cowen, James; Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy – Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2017
Effective teachers make a real difference for student learning. But research shows that both in Massachusetts and nationwide, academically struggling students and those from historically low performing subgroups are less likely to be assigned to the teachers who are most likely to generate strong results. This results in missed opportunities to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Achievement Gap, Equal Education, Teacher Characteristics
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2017
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) submits this Report to the Legislature pursuant to section 165 of chapter 133 of the acts of 2016 (the FY17 general appropriations act): "The department of elementary and secondary education, in consultation with the executive office for administration and finance and the executive…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Public Schools, Measurement Techniques, Economically Disadvantaged
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2017
This Framework builds upon the foundation of the 2010 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics as well as versions of the Massachusetts Mathematics Framework published since 1995. The current Framework incorporates improvements suggested by Massachusetts educators after six years of experience in implementing the 2010 standards in their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Preschool Education
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2017
This Framework is built upon the foundation of the 2010 "Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts and Literacy," as well as earlier versions of the "Massachusetts English Language Arts Frameworks" published since 1997. The current Framework incorporates improvements suggested by Massachusetts educators after…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Language Arts, Literacy, Literacy Education
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2016
A rise in data availability gives educators the opportunity to tailor instructional practices and interventions to student needs and invest resources in areas where students require the most support. Massachusetts developed the Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS), which synthesizes the wealth of student data available in the state, including…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Progress Monitoring, Educational Indicators, Ability Identification
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2016
This report has been provided to the Legislature on an annual basis since the year 2000. This report is issued in the context of a change in focus for the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the federal agency which oversees the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) implementation in each state. OSEP's new accountability…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Alignment (Education), Federal Government
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2015
Having a great teacher in every classroom is the collective goal and teacher leadership roles help to reach that goal in several ways. First, teacher leadership roles provide a needed platform for teachers to share what they are best at. This could include opening their doors to colleagues, serving as coaches or peer evaluators, sharing…
Descriptors: School Culture, Teacher Leadership, Leadership Role, Definitions
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2014
The purpose of this guide is to provide information on how to use early warning data, including the Massachusetts Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS), to identify, diagnose, support and monitor students in grades 1-12. It offers educators an overview of EWIS and how to effectively use these data in conjunction with local data by following a…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, At Risk Students, Identification, Elementary Secondary Education
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2014
This report has been provided to the Legislature on an annual basis since 2000 when the legislature amended the language of G.L. c. 71B to align Massachusetts special education terminology with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This year reports the context of a major change in the way state systems of special…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Alignment (Education), Federal Government
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2014
This report has been provided to the Legislature on an annual basis since 2000 when the legislature amended the language of G.L. c. 71B to align Massachusetts special education terminology with the federal "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" ("IDEA"). The Department is required to submit an annual report on compliance…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Compliance (Legal), Academic Achievement
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2013
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education first released the Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS) data for grades 1-12 in the 2012-13 school year. The Department created the EWIS in direct response to educators' requests for early indicator data across multiple grade levels. The EWIS is a "tool to systematically…
Descriptors: School Statistics, Progress Monitoring, Educational Indicators, Teacher Evaluation
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