This report from The Rennie Center identifies and measures state-level indicators linked to outcomes to inform decision-making among Massachusetts education leaders. These indicators focus on critical stages in learning and development from school readiness and early learning to the emergence of a strong and productive workforce. It identifies three areas in which statewide action can build on existing, effective practice to generate significant improvements in student outcomes. 

The Rennie Center identified three areas in which statewide action can build on existing, effective practice to generate significant improvements in student outcomes.

  1. Expand early childhood programming: Develop a community-based, mixed-provider approach to expand access to quality prekindergarten options so that more Commonwealth students have access to these foundational learning experiences.
  2. Develop a robust statewide approach to student support: Invest in broader implementation of holistic assessments of student well-being in addition to effective multi-provider models that allow schools and their partners to address a full range of student strengths and needs.
  3. Replicate innovative early college designs: Prepare more students for the 21st century by expanding models that blend high school and college coursework, providing students with the momentum and support they need to persist to a college degree.

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