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2018 Official Accountability Report - Waltham

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Waltham (03080000)
TITLE I STATUS
Title I District
REGION
Coastal
GRADES SERVED
PK,K,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10,11,12

Accountability Information

Overall classificationNot requiring assistance or intervention
Reason for classification
Partially meeting targets
Progress toward improvement targetsAccountability percentile
48% - Partially meeting targets-
This district's determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention
Needs intervention (NI)

Overall results

Progress toward improvement targets
Indicator All students
(Non-high school grades)
Lowest performing students
(Non-high school grades)
All students
(High school grades)
Lowest performing students
(High school grades)
Points earned Total possible points Weight % Points earned Total possible points Weight % Points earned Total possible points Weight % Points earned Total possible points Weight %
AchievementEnglish language arts achievement14-24-04-04-
Mathematics achievement24-44-14-34-
Science achievement14----14----
Achievement total41260.06867.521240.03867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-24-34-14-
Mathematics growth34-34-24-14-
Growth total6820.05822.55820.02822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------04----
Extended engagement rate------44----
Annual dropout rate------04----
High school completion total------41220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total1410.0---1410.0---
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-04-04-44-
Advanced coursework completion------24----
Additional indicators total0410.00410.02810.04410.0
Weighted total3.79.6-5.27.6-2.910.0-2.97.6-
Percentage of possible points 39%-68%-29%-38%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan54%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
34%
Weight of high school results:30%
Criterion-referenced target percentage48%
Partially meeting targets

Subgroup results

Progress toward improvement targets
Indicator High needs Subgroup
(Non-high school grades)
High needs Subgroup
(High school grades)
Points earned Total possible points Weight % Points earned Total possible points Weight %
AchievementEnglish language arts achievement04-04-
Mathematics achievement24-04-
Science achievement04-04-
Achievement total21267.501247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-
Mathematics growth34-24-
Growth total5822.54822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---04-
Extended engagement rate---24-
Annual dropout rate---04-
High school completion total---21220.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-04-
Advanced coursework completion---24-
Additional indicators total0410.02810.0
Weighted total2.510.3-1.510.7-
Percentage of possible points 24%-14%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan24%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
14%
Weight of high school results:30%
Criterion-referenced target percentage21%
Partially meeting targets
Subgroup percentile
This group's overall performance relative to the performance of the same subgroup in schools administering similar assessments -

Detailed data for each indicator

English language arts achievement - Next-Generation MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 498.7 498.7 0.0 500.5 2,3961No Change
Lowest Performing 473.8 477.6 3.8 478.2 4472Improved Below Target
High needs 489.9 488.9 -1.0 491.4 1,3610Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 491.4 490.1 -1.3 493.0 9220Declined
EL and Former EL 486.4 486.4 0.0 488.2 7461No Change
Students w/disabilities 481.5 477.6 -3.9 482.9 4720Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 110--
Afr. Amer./Black 495.4 492.1 -3.3 497.0 2110Declined
Hispanic/Latino 490.9 490.4 -0.5 492.6 9451No Change
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 46--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 504.0 505.7 1.7 506.0 1,0823Met Target

English language arts achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 91.4 83.6 -7.8 92.9 4180Declined
Lowest Performing 90.1 82.1 -8.0 92.1 810Declined
High needs 82.5 70.3 -12.2 84.4 2310Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 83.1 70.4 -12.7 84.9 1780Declined
EL and Former EL 65.1 44.3 -20.8 67.8 1150Declined
Students w/disabilities 88.1 84.6 -3.5 90.4 390Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 16--
Afr. Amer./Black 89.6 92.1 2.5 91.5 353Met Target
Hispanic/Latino 83.3 68.4 -14.9 85.2 1980Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 6--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 98.2 97.8 -0.4 99.7 1624Exceeded Target

Mathematics achievement - Next-Generation MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 495.9 496.4 0.5 497.6 2,3992Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing 470.8 474.1 3.3 473.4 4484Exceeded Target
High needs 486.7 487.3 0.6 488.2 1,3612Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 487.4 488.1 0.7 488.5 9233Met Target
EL and Former EL 484.4 485.5 1.1 486.2 7472Improved Below Target
Students w/disabilities 478.9 476.2 -2.7 480.4 4700Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 110--
Afr. Amer./Black 488.7 489.4 0.7 490.1 2122Improved Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 488.1 488.0 -0.1 490.1 9451No Change
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 45--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 501.9 503.6 1.7 503.6 1,0823Met Target

Mathematics achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 81.6 79.8 -1.8 83.4 4101No Change
Lowest Performing 58.6 62.5 3.9 61.4 823Met Target
High needs 68.0 65.2 -2.8 70.5 2230Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 68.7 67.8 -0.9 71.4 1701No Change
EL and Former EL 48.7 43.3 -5.4 52.6 1080Declined
Students w/disabilities 66.3 61.9 -4.4 69.2 400Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 16--
Afr. Amer./Black 81.0 82.1 1.1 83.6 352Improved Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 69.1 65.6 -3.5 72.0 1920Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 6--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 91.0 93.3 2.3 92.8 1603Met Target

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - Non-high school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 72.4 69.9 -2.5 74.2 7891No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 62.2 58.4 -3.8 64.5 4490Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 64.3 60.0 -4.3 66.4 3130Declined
EL and Former EL 54.8 51.7 -3.1 57.6 2080Declined
Students w/disabilities 53.6 47.3 -6.3 55.9 1790Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 32--
Afr. Amer./Black 67.4 56.8 -10.6 70.7 740Declined
Hispanic/Latino 59.9 61.7 1.8 62.4 3123Met Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 14--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 81.1 78.2 -2.9 82.9 3560Declined

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 87.3 84.9 -2.4 89.1 3471No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 76.4 72.3 -4.1 78.7 1670Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 77.2 76.8 -0.4 79.3 1261No Change
EL and Former EL 62.2 45.6 -16.6 65.0 570Declined
Students w/disabilities 71.5 69.7 -1.8 73.8 381No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 12--
Afr. Amer./Black 87.1 81.7 -5.4 90.4 300Declined
Hispanic/Latino 77.6 73.0 -4.6 80.1 1400Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 6--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 94.0 94.3 0.3 95.8 1582Improved Below Target

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 52.1 50.0 1,8133Met Target
Lowest Performing 47.9 50.0 4362Below Target
High needs 49.4 50.0 9812Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 50.0 50.0 6613Met Target
EL and Former EL 52.1 50.0 4983Met Target
Students w/disabilities 41.0 50.0 3552Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 78--
Afr. Amer./Black 44.7 50.0 1602Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 51.8 50.0 6863Met Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 35--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1--
White 52.8 50.0 8533Met Target

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 52.3 50.0 3043Met Target
Lowest Performing 34.9 50.0 691Below Target
High needs 45.8 50.0 1302Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 46.7 50.0 1012Below Target
EL and Former EL 38.4 50.0 271Below Target
Students w/disabilities 35.0 50.0 301Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1--
Asian-- 12--
Afr. Amer./Black 49.3 50.0 272Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 47.1 50.0 1112Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 6--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 54.7 50.0 1473Met Target

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 55.0 50.0 1,8203Met Target
Lowest Performing 50.0 50.0 4413Met Target
High needs 52.3 50.0 9853Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 53.7 50.0 6653Met Target
EL and Former EL 51.6 50.0 5023Met Target
Students w/disabilities 44.1 50.0 3562Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 78--
Afr. Amer./Black 52.9 50.0 1623Met Target
Hispanic/Latino 53.0 50.0 6903Met Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 34--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1--
White 56.1 50.0 8553Met Target

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 48.1 50.0 3012Below Target
Lowest Performing 39.9 50.0 691Below Target
High needs 45.3 50.0 1282Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 45.0 50.0 1002Below Target
EL and Former EL 44.4 50.0 272Below Target
Students w/disabilities 40.8 50.0 292Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1--
Asian-- 12--
Afr. Amer./Black 52.6 50.0 273Met Target
Hispanic/Latino 46.7 50.0 1112Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 6--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 46.5 50.0 1442Below Target

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 84.6 83.5 -1.1 86.6 4010Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 78.1 75.0 -3.1 82.2 2520Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 77.8 77.8 0.0 82.3 2071No Change
EL and Former EL 55.1 47.1 -8.0 60.7 510Declined
Students w/disabilities 77.6 68.9 -8.7 83.5 1060Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 22--
Afr. Amer./Black 92.6 80.0 -12.6 98.9 600Declined
Hispanic/Latino 70.6 69.4 -1.2 74.5 1210Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 10--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 92.7 92.0 -0.7 94.8 1870Declined

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2015 Rate (%) 2016 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 86.5 88.8 2.3 88.1 3574Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 82.0 83.7 1.7 85.5 2332Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 81.3 82.4 1.1 85.2 1762Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL 53.8 61.2 7.4 58.3 494Exceeded Target
Students w/disabilities 84.0 85.7 1.7 88.9 982Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 29--
Afr. Amer./Black 81.0 92.6 11.6 85.0 274Exceeded Target
Hispanic/Latino 79.3 77.0 -2.3 82.8 1260Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 10--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 92.0 96.3 4.3 93.8 1644Exceeded Target

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 1.8 3.0 -1.2 1.6 1,5860Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 4.1 5.5 -1.4 3.7 7670Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 4.5 3.6 0.9 4.1 4124Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL 9.8 12.6 -2.8 8.8 2470Declined
Students w/disabilities 2.0 3.8 -1.8 1.8 2660Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 3--
Asian---- 80--
Afr. Amer./Black 1.8 4.3 -2.5 1.6 1840Declined
Hispanic/Latino 3.8 6.4 -2.6 3.4 6080Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 37--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 4--
White 0.5 0.0 0.5 1.0 6704Exceeded Target

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 72.4 55.3 -17.1 69.2 6511No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL 72.4 55.3 -17.1 69.2 6511No Change
Students w/disabilities-------
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian-------
Afr. Amer./Black-------
Hispanic/Latino-------
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White-------

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 35.9 14.7 -21.2 33.9 2111No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL 35.9 14.7 -21.2 33.9 2111No Change
Students w/disabilities-------
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian-------
Afr. Amer./Black-------
Hispanic/Latino-------
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White-------

Chronic absenteeism - Non-high school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 6.6 7.8 -1.2 5.5 3,5060Declined
Lowest Performing 8.3 11.1 -2.8 6.2 4490Declined
High needs 9.3 11.4 -2.1 7.4 1,9980Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 11.7 13.4 -1.7 9.1 1,1830Declined
EL and Former EL 7.7 8.9 -1.2 4.3 1,2140Declined
Students w/disabilities 11.5 14.9 -3.4 9.1 6230Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 173--
Afr. Amer./Black 4.1 6.6 -2.5 1.2 3340Declined
Hispanic/Latino 8.5 9.8 -1.3 5.7 1,4140Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 80--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 5.5 6.3 -0.8 4.5 1,5020Declined

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 23.6 24.9 -1.3 22.5 1,7270Declined
Lowest Performing 30.9 26.8 4.1 28.8 824Exceeded Target
High needs 33.9 35.6 -1.7 32.0 9190Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 32.6 35.0 -2.4 30.0 5630Declined
EL and Former EL 34.6 40.1 -5.5 31.2 4460Declined
Students w/disabilities 39.9 37.4 2.5 37.5 2353Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 3--
Asian---- 79--
Afr. Amer./Black 20.1 18.6 1.5 17.2 2042Improved Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 32.5 34.8 -2.3 29.7 7160Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 41--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 3--
White 16.5 18.2 -1.7 15.5 6810Declined

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 59.3 60.7 1.4 63.9 7632Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 30.4 35.4 5.0 37.4 3472Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 42.8 36.4 -6.4 51.9 2420Declined
EL and Former EL 11.0 27.3 16.3 16.6 1614Exceeded Target
Students w/disabilities 22.5 23.9 1.4 28.0 922Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 43--
Afr. Amer./Black 45.1 53.0 7.9 53.5 1003Met Target
Hispanic/Latino 39.5 42.3 2.8 48.1 2812Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 20--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 3--
White 75.0 78.0 3.0 80.1 3142Improved Below Target

Assessment participation
Group English language arts Mathematics Science
Enrolled Assessed % Met Target? Years in Rate Enrolled Assessed % Met Target? Years in Rate Enrolled Assessed % Met Target? Years in Rate
All Students 2,917 2,89299Yes 1 2,915 2,89199Yes 1 1,254 1,24699Yes 1
Lowest Performing---------------
High needs 1,692 1,67099Yes 1 1,686 1,66699Yes 1 723 71699Yes 1
Econ. Disadvantaged 1,173 1,15899Yes 1 1,167 1,15399Yes 1 519 51399Yes 1
EL and Former EL 950 93999Yes 1 945 93799Yes 1 358 35499Yes 1
Students w/disabilities 523 51298Yes 1 523 51298Yes 1 227 22398Yes 1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 1---- 1---- 1----
Asian 131 131100Yes 1 131 131100Yes 1 50 50100Yes 1
Afr. Amer./Black 264 26299Yes 1 264 263100Yes 1 118 11799Yes 1
Hispanic/Latino 1,202 1,18999Yes 1 1,197 1,18899Yes 1 535 53299Yes 1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 52 52100Yes 1 52 5198Yes 1 20 20100Yes 1
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 1---- 1---- 0----
White 1,265 1,25599Yes 1 1,265 1,25299Yes 1 529 52599Yes 1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Douglas MacArthur Elementary SchoolRequiring assistance or intervention
Henry Whittemore Elementary SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
James Fitzgerald Elementary SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
John F Kennedy MiddleNot requiring assistance or intervention
John W. McDevitt Middle SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Northeast Elementary SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Thomas R Plympton Elementary SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Waltham Public Schools Dual Language ProgramInsufficient data
Waltham Sr HighRequiring assistance or intervention
William F. Stanley Elementary SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention

About this Report

Overall classification: All Massachusetts districts and schools with sufficient data are classified into one of two accountability categories: districts and schools requiring assistance or intervention, and districts and schools without required assistance or intervention. The reason(s) for the district or school's classification are noted on this report.

Progress toward improvement targets: The criterion-referenced target percentage combines information about achievement, growth, high school completion, English learner progress, advanced coursework completion, and chronic absenteeism into a single number between 0 and 100. For a group to be considered to be meeting targets it must have a criterion-referenced target percentage of 75% or higher.

The criterion-referenced target percentage is calculated by dividing the weighted total points earned by the weighted total possible points. The calculation for each is displayed below.

Weighted total of points earned = (Total achievement points earned x Achievement weight) + (Total growth points earned x Growth weight) + (Total high school completion points earned x high school completion weight) + (EL progress points earned x EL progress weight) + (Total additional indicator points earned x Additional indicator weight)

Weighted total of possible points = (Total achievement possible points x Achievement weight) + (Total growth possible points x Growth weight) + (Total high school completion possible points x high school completion weight) + (EL progress possible points x EL progress weight) + (Total additional indicator possible points x Additional indicator weight)

Accountability percentile: An accountability percentile between 1 and 99 is reported for most schools. This number is an indication of the school's overall performance relative to other schools that serve similar grades, and is calculated using data for all accountability indicators. School percentiles are not calculated for districts.

Determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention: The U.S. Department of Education requires Massachusetts to determine which districts (including single school districts) have specific needs for technical assistance or intervention in the area of special education. A district's determination is based on four categories: Meets Requirements (MR); Needs Assistance (NA); Needs Intervention (NI); and Needs Substantial Intervention (NSI). In most cases these categories correspond to the district's results, except when the district has specific compliance needs. This designation helps signal whether outcomes for all students in the district indicate progress, including that of students with disabilities, or whether technical assistance and/or intervention is needed to improve outcomes for all children, especially students with disabilities.


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