Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Massachusetts Accountability System

  • The Massachusetts Accountability System is the set of policies and practices that the state uses to measure and hold schools and districts responsible for raising student achievement for all students, and to prompt and support improvement where necessary.  Massachusetts’ Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) previous accountability system was in place since 2012 and changed in the fall of 2018 due to new federal requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

    The Massachusetts Next-Generation Accountability System includes data from the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) as well as data from important additional indicators beyond student test scores, such as graduation rates and access to advanced coursework.  A school district, and each school within the district are both collectively and independently part of the Accountability System.  Full MCAS results can be found at DESE MCAS RESULTS.

    Department of Elementary and Secondary Education MCAS and Accountability Reports
    2021 MCAS and ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT - 10/4/2021. * 
    2019 MCAS and ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT - 10/07/19
    2018 MCAS and ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT - 10/15/18

    *DESE did not create an Accountability Report for 2021 
     
     

     

     
  • The Massachusetts Accountability System is the set of policies and practices that the state uses to measure and hold schools and districts responsible for raising student achievement for all students, and to prompt and support improvement where necessary.  Massachusetts’ Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) previous accountability system was in place since 2012 and changed in the fall of 2018 due to new federal requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act.


    The Massachusetts Next-Generation Accountability System includes data from the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) as well as data from important additional indicators beyond student test scores, such as graduation rates and access to advanced coursework.  A school district, and each school within the district are both collectively and independently part of the the Accountability System.  


    For more details and supporting materials related to the Massachusetts Next-Generation Accountability System click here.


    Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Report Cards

    2019 Norwell District Report Card

    2019 Norwell High School Report Card

    2019 Norwell Middle School Report Card

    2019 Grace Farrar Cole School Report Card

    2019 William Gould Vinal School Report Card