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Assessment & Accountability

Ethan Cancell, Ed.D.
Executive Director Assessment, Accountability, Technology & Student Data Research

The office of Assessment, Data Analysis, Research & Evaluation provides oversight regarding the use of assessment information in the achievement of the objectives of the Brockton Public Schools. This overriding responsibility entails assisting various administrative and instructional staff in the collection, interpretation, dissemination, and use of testing and research data.

Data analysis is provided for both the citywide testing program and the state-mandated MCAS tests.

Please see the links at the left of this page for information on MCAS RESOURCES, SCHOOL COMMITTEE PRESENTATIONS and ASSESSMENT RESOURCES.


Research Study Request

Requests to conduct research at BPS shall be judged by a representative committee of the system’s certified staff and shall be given a final review and approval by The Executive Director of Accountability, Research and Technology.  Please fill out the form below. 

Guidelines For Research Requests (PDF) (HTML)

Research Study Request Form


Assessment Resources

Updates, Bulletins and other information from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education as they pertain to your child.

2019 June Assessment Bulletin                    Parents' Guide to the MCAS


The Brockton Public Schools are committed to student privacy.  The Brockton Public Schools adhere to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and we provide technical assistance to help schools  use best practices in their use and management of information about students.

Protecting Student Privacy



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