DESE – Success Ready Students Work Group

February 2, 2022

Message from Commissioner Vandeven

Commissioner Vandeven shared the following message with SMCAA yesterday and we want to be sure that all of our members are aware of this workgroup, its purpose and the progression of the project.  Please read the letter by clicking on the link and visit the website.  I have already bookmarked the website so I can stay informed on their progress.  Have a great February. 


Please read this letter that I sent to school leaders earlier today. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the State Board of Education are gathering a Success-Ready Students Work Group to explore alternatives that replace the traditional time-based educational system with a competency-based system. Click here to read more about this work group’s efforts, and bookmark the page to revisit it in the coming months as DESE shares updates as the group’s work progresses.