About MCIEA

The Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment (MCIEA) is a partnership of MA public school districts and their local teacher unions, joined together to create a fair and effective accountability system that is guided by a set of principles and offers a more dynamic picture of student learning and school quality than a single standardized test. MCIEA seeks to increase achievement for all students, close prevailing achievement gaps among subgroups, and prepare a diversity of students for college, career, and life.

MCIEA map smallFormed in 2016, the Consortium believes in a new accountability model that champions students, educators, and families, and reflects what the community wants to know about the quality of our schools and learning experiences. MCIEA’s system focuses on a school quality framework that includes multiple measures of student engagement, student achievement, and school environment, and emphasizes performance assessments in the classroom to measure students' deeper mastery of content and skills. Teachers are at the heart of improving student learning and are directly engaged in all aspects of the work.

MCIEA’s governing board is comprised of superintendents and teacher union presidents from Attleboro, Boston, Lowell, Revere, Somerville, and Winchester. MCIEA is partnering with the Center for Collaborative Education and the College of the Holy Cross, and is funded in part by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.