School and District Report Cards
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) recently released new, redesigned school report cards. Just as a student's report card shows how they are doing in different classes, school and district report cards are designed to show parents and community members how a school or district is doing in different areas. Report cards highlight a school or district's strengths as well as any challenges that need to be addressed in order to make sure the needs of all students are being met.
Massachusetts sees families and the community as important partners in a school's success and spent time listening to parents to make sure the new report cards were designed as easy-to-use tools that provide meaningful information.