Each year, the Rennie Center collects state-level indicators in our Data Dashboard to provide context on the condition of education in the Commonwealth. This data is collected from the MA Department of Early Education and Care; MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; MA Department of Higher Education; U.S Census Bureau; and U.S. Department of Education. However, this year has looked very different from previous years, and the 2021 Data Dashboard is adjusting to this upheaval in our education system.
This Dashboard will not represent a comprehensive view of all the indicators that the Rennie Center typically features. Rather, the hope of this feature is to elevate key indicators that can show us how our state is doing this year and how to build on these measures in future years. Below are analyses of indicators that demonstrate data trends related to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as inputs, access, engagement, and outcomes related to Holistic Learning, Shared Leadership, and Multiple Pathways to Career—all of which are featured as major themes in this year’s Action Guide.