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Massachusetts Office of Educational Quality and Accountability

Designing the organizational structure for the new Office of Educational Quality and Accountability

Berkshire Advisors developed an overall organizational structure for the new Office of Educational Quality and Accountability. As part of this engagement, Berkshire Advisors consultants worked with the Educational Management Accountability Council, the Chairman of the State Board of Education and the Office's Executive Director to develop this structure. Roles and responsibilities for each recommended unit within the new structure were developed. The consultants also worked to clarify the roles and responsibilities of the Office of EQA in relationship to the other state agencies with which it will work. A model was developed that could be used to determine appropriate staffing for the Office and a three year phase-in schedule and plan for launching the Office was created.