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Center for District and School Accountability

7061-0029

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $890,322 $890,322
FY17 $910,256 $890,322
FY16 $1,019,252 $978,747
FY15 $1,027,042 $979,650
FY14 $1,028,595 $974,150
FY13 $1,024,737 $955,641
FY12 $1,023,934 $939,083
FY11 $1,054,006 $939,083
FY10 $1,361,075 $1,189,083
FY09 $2,340,200 $2,024,554
FY08 $3,486,466 $2,974,554
FY07 $4,170,186 $3,430,618
FY06 $4,285,252 $3,435,979
FY05 $3,490,646 $2,696,971
FY04 $3,468,872 $2,601,971
FY03 $3,268,943 $2,399,086
FY02$0$0
FY01$0$0
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Funding for Center for District and School Accountability
74.5%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.

The Center for District and School Accountability (CDSA) monitors and reviews the efforts of schools and school districts to improve academic achievement. It acts as an auditor within the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to review school districts across the state and report these reviews to policymakers and the public.

A high-quality education for all residents of the Commonwealth is a key part of providing opportunity to young people and strengthening our state economy. Identifying areas where schools are struggling as well as sharing best practices and expertise across the state can help districts provide a better education for young people in Massachusetts.

The Center for District and School Accountability must audit no less than 40 school districts each year. 30 of the audited districts are chosen because they have lower performance than the state overall and peer districts serving similar students. The remaining 10 audited districts are selected based on having higher achievement levels or at random. The CSDA uses audit teams of experienced education practitioners to undertake its reviews.

Audits are required to review school and district finances, curriculum, professional development, overall student achievement, MCAS support and improvement plans, management, and governance. The CDSA also has discretion to investigate topics of interest regardless of whether they fall within the distinct categories outlined in state law.

Before 2008, this oversight function was done by the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (EQA), which acted as an independent sister agency of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In August 2008, the Massachusetts Legislature created the CDSA as the successor agency to the EQA, and integrated it into DESE.

Update May 2015

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $890,322 $890,322
FY18 Leg $890,322 $890,322
FY18 Sen $890,322 $890,322
FY18 SWM $890,322 $890,322
FY18 Hou $890,323 $890,323
FY18 HWM $890,323 $890,323
FY18 Gov $890,322 $890,322
FY17 $910,256 $890,322

Notes

  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.