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Leah Tuckman
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Another Engaging ELs in Math WIDA Workshop!
The Department of Elementary and
Secondary Education is proud to offer another WIDA professional development
opportunity at no cost to districts. Please distribute this in your
networks and encourage the following audience to attend: Educators who work with...

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Massachusetts Releases 2017-2018 Testing Schedule
DESE is pleased to release the 2017-2018 testing schedule for MCAS tests and ACCESS for ELLs, and the submission deadline for the MCAS Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt).   To access the schedules, please visit this website . DESE sincerely appreciates the pat...

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Invitation to Apply for Next-Generation MCAS Standard Setting Panel
Beginning
August 14, 2017, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will
conduct a week-long standard setting event for the next-generation MCAS tests
in grades 3-8 ELA and mathematics. The standard setting will be conducted by
panels of Massach...

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Brand New WIDA Workshop: Engaging ELs in Math
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is proud to offer a brand new WIDA professional development opportunity at no cost to districts!  When : May 2-3 2017 from 8:30-3:30 Where : Sky View Middle School, 500 Kennedy Way,  Leominster , MA How :...

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Massachusetts Adopts New ELA and Math Learning Standards!
I am excited to announce that t he Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted unanimously yesterday to adopt revised learning standards in math and in English language arts and literacy. The revised standards are unique to Massachusetts and embody th...

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PARCC Publishes High School Test Items
Late last month, PARCC published more than 50 authentic test items from the 2015-16 assessments for grades 9 through 11. These newly-published items complement the test materials from last year's assessments for grades 3 through 8, which were released in De...

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MCAS Math Practice Tests-Hot off the Press!
All of MCAS math paper-based practice tests have been released.  Some of the rubrics have also been posted. The computer based practice tests are not yet out, but will be soon. Feel free to check out the newly released math tests here . 

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Translated Engage NY Math Documents
The New York State Education Department is working on an initiative to translate the Engage New York mathematics curriculum modules
into the top 5 languages spoken in New York State, including Spanish, Chinese
(Simplified and Traditional), Arabic, Bengali, ...

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2011 Standards Review Update
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education met Monday morning and unanimously voted to released the proposed ELA and math Frameworks for public comment.  The refinement process has involved a multitude of stakeholders over the last year or so.  The fol...

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Instructional Support Convening and More!
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's new Center for Instructional Support has
combined the Annual Fall Summit and the Annual Spring Convening and
replaced both of those with the new annual Instructional Support Convening , which will conti...
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