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Readiness Center Overview

Readiness Center Charge

  • Provide and coordinate the delivery of high-quality professional development and instructional services to educators, and.
  • Convene stakeholders from the education continuum to collaboratively address key education priorities, leverage resources, build capacity, and support integration and coherence across the education continuum.

Readiness Center Goals

  • Improve the quality of teaching across the education continuum by increasing the content knowledge of educators and supporting the development and implementation of effective instructional practices;
  • Improve the quality of professional development and learning opportunities for educators;
  • Maximize existing resources and deliver professional development and instructional services more effectively and efficiently;
  • Drive policy improvements based on the innovative instructional practices that are developed.

The Readiness Centers are having positive impact and adding value by:

  • Increasing the effectiveness of educators across the continuum and across Massachusetts by increasing the quality, alignment, and coherence of professional development/instructional services;
  • Maximizing the power of collaboration and convening local, regional, and state stakeholders to address critical issues in education;
  • Building new mechanisms for sharing information about best practices and effective models; and
  • Building local, regional, and statewide capacity to create a truly coherent and seamless education system in Massachusetts.

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Readiness Center Monthly Newsletters

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CMRC Governance Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

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PARCC Massachusetts Community Meetings

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the state Readiness Centers are hosting several community meetings so you can learn about PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers), a next-generation test in English/Language Arts and Math. Participants will learn about this year's field test - where students will be "testing the test" - as well as the first operational PARCC test scheduled for 2014-2015. If PARCC is as good as or better than MCAS at measuring academic progress, then the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will consider replacing MCAS (ELA and Math) with PARCC. The community meetings will provide an opportunity for educators and parents to ask questions and get additional information. Please join us!

Go here for more information.

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