These reform sets were comprehensive and they included several elements. Increased public education state funding was one of the element of these reforms. MERA helped in doubling the K-12 education state funding from being 1.3 billion dollars in the year 1993 to 2.6 billion dollars in the year 2000.This ambitious target being achieved was a major success. Another element included in the reform as per the rulings of the courts in Massachusetts was a founded budget for every district. This reform of MERA laid out the conception of minimum capital required for every district to educate every student in an adequate manner. Communities that were poorer had to spend less than the levels of foundation budget and they were to receive more than the others who were above or at the levelled threshold. By the year 2002, every district was either at or above the level of foundation. The foundation formula revision for more completely reflecting the actual requirements of spending is yet under development. Furthermore, standards of learning were also changed through MERA(Sattler 1-28). It was instructed by the legislation to the Education board that developing curriculum based frameworks is essential and similar standards such as standards of vocational activities and for supporting the implementation standards of local districts by aligning curriculum and instruction is a must. These frameworks of curriculum were then developed in subjects such as arts, English, foreign languages, mathematics and science as well. Assessment of students was made based on the learning that they gained through the frameworks and specified a graduation requirement based competency determinant.