January 13, 2023
During the week of February 13, 2023, the Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education’s (DESE’s) Office of Language Acquisition will conduct a Tiered Focused
Monitoring (TFM) Review of Freetown-Lakeville Regional School District. The Office of
Language Acquisition reviews each district’s and charter school’s English Language
Education (ELE) program every six years to monitor compliance with federal and state
English learner education laws and regulations. Areas of review will include English
learners’ student assessments, identification of English learners; what programs English
learners are placed in, parent and community involvement, curriculum and instruction,
student support services, licensure requirements for faculty, staff and administration,
program plans, and evaluation and recordkeeping.
In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process.
The review chairperson from the Office of Language Acquisition will send a survey to the
parents of students whose records the review team examines. The survey focuses on key
areas of their child’s English learner education program. Survey results will contribute to the
Parents and other individuals may call Mr. Andy McDonie, Language Acquisition Support
Specialist-World Languages, at (781) 338-3541 to request a telephone interview. If an
individual requires an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview,
DESE will make the necessary arrangements.
Within approximately 60 business days of the onsite visit, the review chairperson will
provide the district with a report with information about areas in which the district meets or
exceeds regulatory requirements and areas in which the district requires assistance to
correct or improve practices. The report will be available to the public at