Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

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Dual Language Education SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY WORKING GROUP

The Dual Language Education (DLE) School Accountability Working Group is a coalition of educators consisting of researchers, practitioners, experts and advocates of DLE. The Coalition was formed to further advance the implementation and growth of DLE programs in Massachusetts after passage of the LOOK Act (2017).  More specifically, we are interested in expanding and exploring an alternative system of school accountability.

Read Letter to the MA DESE Commissioner, July 28, 2020.  

Read Follow up Letter to MA Commissioner, February, 2021

These letters include a list of individuals from different school districts, schools, institutes of higher education, and community based organizations that support the position stated in each letter.

INFOGRAPHIC ON BILINGUAL ASSESSMENTS

Collecting Stories from the Field 

Working Group Members: 

  • Phyllis Hardy, Executive Director, MABE 
  • Yael Zakon-Bourke, MABE
  • Mary Cazabon, Assistant Director, Lesley University English Language Teacher/Parent Certificate Project, Graduate School of Education
  • Susan McGilvray-Rivet, Retired Principal, Barbieri School, Framingham Public Schools
  • Fabian Torres-Ardilla, Associate Director, Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Laura Dziorny, Deputy Director, Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy
  • Hilda Ramirez, Executive Director, Latino Education Institute at Worcester State University
  • Patrick Proctor, Professor of Literacy and Bilingual Education, Boston College



Multistate Association for Bilingual Education - Northeast



MABE-Northeast, PO Box 281 

Ashland, MA 01721

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