Massachusetts has not yet finalized its exit its criteria for low-performing schools to exit improvement status.
However, it has outlined what those might be once the state has more current data. To exit comprehensive support status, schools must meet achievement, growth, and gap closing targets, and submit “exit assurances” that provide a school’s plan to sustain its efforts going forward.
For schools identified for targeted support, they can exit improvement status when they rise above the 20th percentile within the group that led to the school’s identification and if that group meet its annual targets. Although these criteria are still in development, they represent a potentially strong combination of requirements that would demonstrate schools were on track for sustained improvements.