Before diving into the details, let’s look at Massachusetts K-12 education from 30,000 feet.
Starting in elementary and middle schools in 2017, and high school in 2019, the state moved to the new NextGen MCAS, or MCAS 2.0.
Starting in 1998, students began taking the MCAS tests. Click here to see test results from prior years.
NAEP is the Nation's Report Card is the largest ongoing assessment of what U.S. students know and can do.
Performance on standardized achievement tests, like MCAS, strongly correlates to whether the students are in what MA DESE calls a “selected population”.
Detailed data about school finance is available on the DESE website for the past five years.