Boston Public Schools- Office of Data and Accountability
26 Court Street
Founded in 1647, Boston Public Schools (BPS) is the oldest public school district in the country. We are proud to be one of the most diverse school districts in the nation as well. Nearly one in every two students speaks a language other than English at home and our students come from more than 100 different countries. Over the past twenty years, BPS has been transformed from a failing school district to one of the most renowned urban public school systems in the country. We educate 74 percent of the school-age children who live in Boston. Our enrollment is rising and today we educate more than 57,000 students in 128 schools. In 2013, Boston Public Schools formed a new Data Inquiry Team in the Office of Data and Accountability (ODA). Inquiry Facilitators report to the Director of Data Inquiry, but work day-to-day to support teachers and school leaders in a cohort of schools. The BPS Inquiry Team currently partners with 50+ teacher teams across 16 schools. School teams apply through a competitive process that prioritizes schools with a demonstrated need for support and demonstrated structural readiness for inquiry.