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2018 Official Accountability Report - Worcester

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Worcester (03480000)
TITLE I STATUS
Title I District
REGION
West/Central
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
57% - Partially meeting targets-
This district's determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention
Meets requirements (MR)

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 achievement24-24-34-34-
Mathematics achievement14-44-34-44-
Science achievement14----14----
Achievement total41260.06867.571240.07867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-24-14-
Mathematics growth24-24-34-14-
Growth total4820.04822.55820.02822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------24----
Extended engagement rate------34----
Annual dropout rate------04----
High school completion total------51220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total3410.0---1410.0---
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism34-24-34-44-
Advanced coursework completion------24----
Additional indicators total3410.02410.05810.04410.0
Weighted total3.89.6-5.27.6-5.410.0-5.67.6-
Percentage of possible points 40%-68%-54%-74%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan54%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
64%
Weight of high school results:30%
Criterion-referenced target percentage57%
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 achievement34-34-
Mathematics achievement24-44-
Science achievement14-24-
Achievement total61267.591247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-
Mathematics growth24-34-
Growth total4822.55822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---24-
Extended engagement rate---24-
Annual dropout rate---04-
High school completion total---41220.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism24-34-
Advanced coursework completion---24-
Additional indicators total2410.05810.0
Weighted total5.210.3-6.710.7-
Percentage of possible points 50%-63%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan50%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
63%
Weight of high school results:30%
Criterion-referenced target percentage54%
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 490.8 491.7 0.9 492.6 10,7672Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing 465.7 468.6 2.9 470.1 1,8072Improved Below Target
High needs 486.6 487.7 1.1 488.1 8,7113Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 486.2 486.6 0.4 487.8 6,9152Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL 487.3 487.5 0.2 489.1 5,2592Improved Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 473.7 473.2 -0.5 475.1 2,2281No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 17--
Asian 498.3 500.4 2.1 500.1 7143Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black 489.7 490.2 0.5 491.3 1,6182Improved Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 485.4 485.2 -0.2 487.1 4,4341No Change
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 494.0 495.8 1.8 495.8 5193Met Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 496.2 498.3 2.1 498.2 3,4643Met 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 91.7 92.3 0.6 93.2 1,7323Met Target
Lowest Performing 79.6 82.8 3.2 81.6 3643Met Target
High needs 88.7 89.7 1.0 90.6 1,2573Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 88.5 89.7 1.2 90.3 1,0293Met Target
EL and Former EL 84.4 85.4 1.0 87.1 6582Improved Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 81.1 83.0 1.9 83.4 3303Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 94.7 93.2 -1.5 97.6 1331No Change
Afr. Amer./Black 92.6 91.7 -0.9 94.5 3361No Change
Hispanic/Latino 88.4 89.8 1.4 90.3 7123Met Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 95.5 99.2 3.7 97.0 604Exceeded Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 93.9 95.2 1.3 95.4 4903Met 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 488.3 488.1 -0.2 490.0 10,7841No Change
Lowest Performing 462.6 466.7 4.1 465.2 1,8064Exceeded Target
High needs 484.2 484.5 0.3 485.7 8,7272Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 483.6 483.0 -0.6 484.7 6,9310Declined
EL and Former EL 485.6 484.9 -0.7 487.4 5,2690Declined
Students w/ disabilities 473.3 471.8 -1.5 474.8 2,2330Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 17--
Asian 499.7 499.6 -0.1 502.1 7141No Change
Afr. Amer./Black 486.2 485.9 -0.3 487.6 1,6231No Change
Hispanic/Latino 482.5 481.6 -0.9 484.5 4,4390Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 489.1 490.8 1.7 490.8 5193Met Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 494.2 494.5 0.3 495.9 3,4702Improved Below Target

Mathematics achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 77.1 80.1 3.0 78.9 1,7163Met Target
Lowest Performing 36.8 47.0 10.2 39.6 3664Exceeded Target
High needs 70.3 74.4 4.1 72.8 1,2424Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 70.6 74.2 3.6 73.3 1,0173Met Target
EL and Former EL 65.1 67.6 2.5 69.0 6452Improved Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 53.9 60.0 6.1 56.8 3274Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 90.9 89.1 -1.8 92.6 1311No Change
Afr. Amer./Black 75.1 77.6 2.5 77.7 3313Met Target
Hispanic/Latino 68.1 73.1 5.0 71.0 7064Exceeded Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 78.2 87.5 9.3 80.0 604Exceeded Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 85.9 88.6 2.7 87.7 4873Met 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 62.2 60.6 -1.6 64.0 3,4431No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 56.4 55.3 -1.1 58.7 2,7491No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 55.2 54.3 -0.9 57.3 2,2201No Change
EL and Former EL 57.5 52.7 -4.8 60.3 1,5700Declined
Students w/ disabilities 44.6 42.7 -1.9 46.9 7201No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 5--
Asian 72.8 69.9 -2.9 75.4 2510Declined
Afr. Amer./Black 58.3 58.2 -0.1 61.6 4671No Change
Hispanic/Latino 54.1 51.5 -2.6 56.6 1,4720Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 61.8 66.1 4.3 63.6 1724Exceeded Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 72.7 71.0 -1.7 74.5 1,0751No Change

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 80.7 80.1 -0.6 82.5 1,5691No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 74.7 74.8 0.1 77.0 1,1232Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 74.9 75.0 0.1 77.0 9272Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL 69.9 68.6 -1.3 72.7 5611No Change
Students w/ disabilities 61.5 62.5 1.0 63.8 3102Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 91.0 87.2 -3.8 93.6 1270Declined
Afr. Amer./Black 82.4 78.9 -3.5 85.7 2830Declined
Hispanic/Latino 73.0 73.5 0.5 75.5 6482Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 83.5 85.1 1.6 85.3 523Met Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 86.3 87.6 1.3 88.1 4583Met Target

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 48.5 50.0 7,4762Below Target
Lowest Performing 45.7 50.0 1,7162Below Target
High needs 47.5 50.0 5,8602Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 46.8 50.0 4,5902Below Target
EL and Former EL 48.6 50.0 3,4662Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 41.0 50.0 1,3512Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 10--
Asian 57.5 50.0 5323Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black 48.6 50.0 1,0432Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 45.6 50.0 3,0372Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 49.3 50.0 3502Below Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 50.0 50.0 2,5043Met Target

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 48.9 50.0 1,3192Below Target
Lowest Performing 34.5 50.0 2821Below Target
High needs 48.0 50.0 9002Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 47.8 50.0 7402Below Target
EL and Former EL 51.0 50.0 4203Met Target
Students w/ disabilities 38.0 50.0 2291Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian 59.7 50.0 1113Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black 51.9 50.0 2393Met Target
Hispanic/Latino 45.7 50.0 5242Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 45.4 50.0 472Below Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 48.8 50.0 3982Below Target

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 49.3 50.0 7,4852Below Target
Lowest Performing 46.9 50.0 1,7172Below Target
High needs 48.6 50.0 5,8672Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 47.5 50.0 4,5972Below Target
EL and Former EL 49.7 50.0 3,4672Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 42.2 50.0 1,3542Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 10--
Asian 56.0 50.0 5333Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black 49.1 50.0 1,0482Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 46.8 50.0 3,0392Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 50.0 50.0 3503Met Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 50.8 50.0 2,5053Met Target

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 53.4 50.0 1,3173Met Target
Lowest Performing 32.6 50.0 2871Below Target
High needs 50.9 50.0 9013Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 50.0 50.0 7413Met Target
EL and Former EL 49.5 50.0 4202Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 43.4 50.0 2312Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian 66.4 50.0 1114Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black 53.3 50.0 2373Met Target
Hispanic/Latino 48.2 50.0 5242Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 52.3 50.0 473Met Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 56.7 50.0 3983Met Target

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 81.9 83.3 1.4 83.9 1,7592Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 79.7 81.2 1.5 83.8 1,5052Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 79.9 81.0 1.1 84.4 1,4392Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL 74.3 75.6 1.3 79.9 5332Improved Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 61.5 63.7 2.2 67.4 4192Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian 93.6 95.3 1.7 96.7 1483Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black 86.4 87.7 1.3 92.7 3082Improved Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 77.1 76.6 -0.5 81.0 7171No Change
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 60.5 80.0 19.5 62.5 354Exceeded Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 84.0 86.9 2.9 86.1 5494Exceeded Target

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2015 Rate (%) 2016 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 87.9 89.5 1.6 89.5 1,7953Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 86.5 88.4 1.9 90.0 1,5332Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL 85.2 84.5 -0.7 89.7 5300Declined
Students w/ disabilities 78.6 79.7 1.1 83.5 4342Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 5--
Asian 95.1 96.4 1.3 97.8 1403Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black 89.3 93.3 4.0 93.3 3303Met Target
Hispanic/Latino 84.7 86.3 1.6 88.2 6912Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 91.2 79.1 -12.1 92.8 430Declined
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 88.8 90.4 1.6 90.6 5863Met Target

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 1.9 2.2 -0.3 1.7 7,1560Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 2.4 2.8 -0.4 2.2 4,8950Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 2.4 2.4 0.0 2.2 3,7831No Change
EL and Former EL 2.7 4.3 -1.6 2.4 1,7350Declined
Students w/ disabilities 2.5 3.0 -0.5 2.3 1,3520Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 14--
Asian 0.5 0.8 -0.3 1.0 6273Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black 1.1 2.1 -1.0 1.0 1,2200Declined
Hispanic/Latino 2.7 2.9 -0.2 2.4 2,9550Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 1.5 1.3 0.2 1.4 2273Met Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 1.7 1.6 0.1 1.5 2,1132Improved Below Target

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 46.3 51.8 5.5 57.1 4,3863Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL 46.3 51.8 5.5 57.1 4,3863Met Target
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 22.3 21.6 -0.7 43.1 1,4571No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL 22.3 21.6 -0.7 43.1 1,4571No 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 11.0 10.2 0.8 9.9 15,9353Met Target
Lowest Performing 14.2 13.5 0.7 12.1 1,8132Improved Below Target
High needs 12.8 11.8 1.0 10.9 12,9882Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 14.9 13.9 1.0 12.3 9,3832Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL 10.8 9.6 1.2 7.4 8,4812Improved Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 18.0 16.8 1.2 15.6 3,1422Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 26--
Asian 2.2 2.4 -0.2 0.3 9964Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black 7.5 6.6 0.9 4.6 2,4162Improved Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 15.5 13.9 1.6 12.7 6,8912Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 10.9 11.2 -0.3 9.8 7261No Change
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 8.6 8.1 0.5 7.6 4,8793Met Target

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 23.0 21.8 1.2 21.9 7,9073Met Target
Lowest Performing 29.2 24.2 5.0 27.1 3684Exceeded Target
High needs 27.6 26.0 1.6 25.7 5,9443Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 29.9 28.7 1.2 27.3 4,1992Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL 25.5 24.7 0.8 22.1 3,1422Improved Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 32.4 30.4 2.0 30.0 1,9163Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 14--
Asian 10.1 9.2 0.9 8.2 6222Improved Below Target
Afr. Amer./Black 17.6 14.2 3.4 14.7 1,3693Met Target
Hispanic/Latino 28.7 28.9 -0.2 25.9 3,3931No Change
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 26.8 26.4 0.4 25.7 2842Improved Below Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 21.3 18.4 2.9 20.3 2,2254Exceeded Target

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 56.3 58.0 1.7 60.9 3,4482Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 44.7 49.7 5.0 51.7 2,3142Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 48.6 46.6 -2.0 57.7 1,8180Declined
EL and Former EL 49.0 48.5 -0.5 54.6 1,2021No Change
Students w/ disabilities 19.5 47.3 27.8 25.0 5984Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 9--
Asian 77.3 80.2 2.9 83.7 3232Improved Below Target
Afr. Amer./Black 58.8 62.9 4.1 67.2 5792Improved Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 49.8 49.5 -0.3 58.4 1,4051No Change
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 40.7 53.0 12.3 45.3 1174Exceeded Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 58.5 60.8 2.3 63.6 1,0152Improved 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 13,236 13,06599Yes 1 13,220 13,09299Yes 1 5,477 5,43399Yes 1
Lowest Performing---------------
High needs 10,695 10,53498Yes 1 10,676 10,56199Yes 1 4,299 4,26099Yes 1
Econ. Disadvantaged 8,505 8,37398Yes 1 8,493 8,40099Yes 1 3,480 3,45099Yes 1
EL and Former EL 6,591 6,48398Yes 1 6,572 6,50699Yes 1 2,492 2,46999Yes 1
Students w/ disabilities 2,686 2,58896Yes 1 2,679 2,62498Yes 1 1,107 1,08698Yes 1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 18---- 18---- 6----
Asian 893 88599Yes 1 889 885100Yes 1 401 401100Yes 1
Afr. Amer./Black 2,101 2,07899Yes 1 2,099 2,07499Yes 1 871 86099Yes 1
Hispanic/Latino 5,586 5,49598Yes 1 5,576 5,51499Yes 1 2,359 2,33899Yes 1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 584 57999Yes 1 584 58099Yes 1 234 233100Yes 1
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 1---- 1---- 1----
White 4,053 4,00999Yes 1 4,052 4,01999Yes 1 1,605 1,59499Yes 1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Belmont Street CommunityNot requiring assistance or intervention
Burncoat Middle SchoolRequiring assistance or intervention
Burncoat Senior HighRequiring assistance or intervention
Burncoat StreetNot requiring assistance or intervention
CanterburyRequiring assistance or intervention
Chandler Elementary CommunityInsufficient data
Chandler MagnetNot requiring assistance or intervention
City ViewNot requiring assistance or intervention
Claremont AcademyNot requiring assistance or intervention
Clark St CommunityRequiring assistance or intervention
Columbus ParkRequiring assistance or intervention
Doherty Memorial HighNot requiring assistance or intervention
Elm Park CommunityNot requiring assistance or intervention
Flagg StreetNot requiring assistance or intervention
Forest Grove MiddleNot requiring assistance or intervention
Francis J McGrath ElementaryNot requiring assistance or intervention
Gates LaneNot requiring assistance or intervention
Goddard School/Science TechnicalNot requiring assistance or intervention
Grafton StreetRequiring assistance or intervention
Head StartInsufficient data
Heard StreetNot requiring assistance or intervention
Jacob Hiatt MagnetNot requiring assistance or intervention
Lake ViewNot requiring assistance or intervention
Lincoln StreetNot requiring assistance or intervention
May StreetNot requiring assistance or intervention
Midland StreetNot requiring assistance or intervention
Nelson PlaceNot requiring assistance or intervention
Norrback AvenueNot requiring assistance or intervention
North HighRequiring assistance or intervention
QuinsigamondNot requiring assistance or intervention
Rice SquareNot requiring assistance or intervention
RooseveltNot requiring assistance or intervention
South High CommunityNot requiring assistance or intervention
Sullivan MiddleRequiring assistance or intervention
TatnuckNot requiring assistance or intervention
Thorndyke RoadNot requiring assistance or intervention
Union Hill SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
University Pk Campus SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Vernon Hill SchoolRequiring assistance or intervention
Wawecus Road SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
West TatnuckNot requiring assistance or intervention
Woodland AcademyNot requiring assistance or intervention
Worcester Arts Magnet SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Worcester East MiddleRequiring assistance or intervention
Worcester Technical HighNot 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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