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Tiered Focused Monitoring Review
Conducted by the DESE Office of Language Acquisition

Dear Parents and Guardians,
During the week of December 8th, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE’s) Office of Language Acquisition will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Everett Public Schools.  The Office of Language Acquisition reviews each district’s and charter school’s ELE program every six years to monitor compliance with federal and state English learner education laws and regulations. Areas of review will include English learners’ student assessments, identification of English learners; what programs English learners are placed in, parent and community involvement, curriculum and instruction, student support services, licensure requirements for faculty, staff and administration, program plans, and evaluation and record keeping. 

In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process. The review chairperson from the Office of Language Acquisition will send a survey to the parents of students whose records the review team examines. The survey focuses on key areas of their child’s English learner education program. Survey results will contribute to the monitoring report. 

Parents and other individuals may call Andrew McDonie, Office of Language Acquisition Review Chairperson, at 781-338- 3541 to request a telephone interview. If an individual requires an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview, DESE will make the necessary arrangements.

Within approximately 60 business days of the onsite visit, the review chairperson will provide Everett Public Schools with a report with information about areas in which the district meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and areas in which Everett Public Schools requires assistance to correct or improve practices. The report will be available to the public at https://www.doe.mass.edu/ele/cpr/.

Brittany Hay
Director of English Learners
Everett Public Schools
617-394-2400 Ext. 6110

The mission of the Everett English Learner Department is to provide access to rigorous, grade level content for English Learners that engages students in critical thinking and creativity.  We strive to balance academic and social-emotional learning to foster a positive school climate that celebrates the unique strengths and global perspectives of our students and their families. We are dedicated to empowering our students throughout each lesson, so that they will excel as multilingual, lifelong learners.
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