Race to the Top college and career readiness briefs: MassCore program of studies
Prepared for Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
From the brief's introduction:
The Race To The Top (RTTT) College and Career Readiness Evaluation Briefs are a series of publications written for participants in the Race to the Top evaluation being conducted by the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI). The Briefs will share key findings from evaluation site visits, interviews, surveys, and reports. It is a high priority for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) that you receive feedback from the evaluation. Your participation has been very helpful and greatly appreciated. MassCore is a set of courses and other learning opportunities that the state recommends students complete before graduating from high school, in order to arrive at college or the workplace well-prepared and without need for remedial coursework. The 155 districts that selected RTTT college and career readiness goal 4A were required to implement a set of strategies to increase the percentage of their students who complete the MassCore curriculum, and an additional 119 districts also opted to participate in this effort.