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ESE New Process for Special Education Licensure Waivers

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) has announced a new process and route for special education licensure waivers for the 2018-2019 school year beginning July 1, 2018, called Structured Guidance & Supports (SG&S). The ESE special education licenses include the following: Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities,…

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Help the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Committee Help You – Take a 5 Minute Survey – copy

maaps member schools are committed to improving student outcomes which can be achieved using Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs). Per the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), an EBP is defined as practices that are supported by a sufficient number of high quality studies that use research designs from which causality can be inferred and that demonstrate meaningful…

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When Was the Last Time the Elevator Was Inspected?

Elevators in C766 schools are to be inspected at least once per year. Please be sure to check the expiration date which is located on the certificate of approval in a conspicuous place by the elevator. To schedule an inspection, please contact your elevator maintenance company. Failure to comply with this law could result in…

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2017-2018 MCAS Testing Calendar

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) released the 2017-2018 MCAS Testing Calendar including ACCESS for ELLs, and the submission deadline for the MCAS Alternate Assessment (MCAS-Alt). Click Here to Access and Download the Testing Calendars. Please note the following regarding the testing calendar: Grade 10 ELA testing will begin slightly later than in…

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Last chance to join us!

39th Annual maaps Conference & Vendor Exposition with Leadership Strand on Friday, May 5, 2017 @ Best Western, Marlborough, MA Visit www.maaps.org to register The following workshops are sold out: A1, A5, A11, B1, C1, C2 & C8  Click Here to download the program announcement (include link to paper registration) The maaps 2017 Annual Conference…

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New Licensure Course Option through FSU

maaps is pleased to announce a new partnership with Framingham State University (FSU) to provide on-line courses which can be used in the following ways towards educator licensure: Assist teachers currently on a waiver in meeting the Competency/Continuous Progress Requirements of the license for moderate disabilities. Each 4-week course can be used as 1 point…

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Register Now – Workshops are filling up!

39th Annual maaps Conference & Vendor Exposition with Leadership Strand on Friday, May 5, 2017 @ Best Western, Marlborough, MA Visit www.maaps.org to register The maaps 2017 Annual Conference on Friday May 5th will host over 30 workshops including a dedicated strand of topics for leaders. In addition, there will be networking opportunities with 800+…

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Have your students taken the tutorial for MCAS 2.0?

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) has released Student Tutorials for MCAS 2.0 Computer Based Testing (CBT) and Practice Tests (CBT and PBT) in preparation for spring 2017 MCAS paper and computer-based testing for grades 3–8 English Language Arts and Mathematics. ESE strongly recommends that C766 schools have all students view the tutorial…

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Are you using the new Form 1 from ESE?

On February 7, 2017, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) Office of Approved Private Special Education Schools (OASES), formerly Program Quality Assurance (PQA), sent out a notice regarding changes to ESEs Form 1 –Notification/Request for Prior Approval of Substantial Changes within a Private or Public Special Education School Program. Click here to download…

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