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2018 Official Accountability Report - Amherst

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Amherst (00080000)
TITLE I STATUS
Title I District
REGION
West/Central
GRADES SERVED
PK,K,01,02,03,04,05,06

Accountability Information

Overall classificationRequiring assistance or intervention
Reason for classification
In need of focused/targeted support
Low participation rate: Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.
Progress toward improvement targetsAccountability percentile
58% - 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)
Points earned Total possible points Weight % Points earned Total possible points Weight %
AchievementEnglish language arts achievement34-24-
Mathematics achievement14-44-
Science achievement14----
Achievement total51260.06867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-
Mathematics growth24-24-
Growth total4820.04822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------
Extended engagement rate------
Annual dropout rate------
High school completion total------
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total1410.0---
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism34-44-
Advanced coursework completion------
Additional indicators total3410.04410.0
Weighted total4.29.6-5.47.6-
Percentage of possible points 44%-71%-
Criterion-referenced target percentage58%
Partially meeting targets

Subgroup results

Progress toward improvement targets
Indicator High needs Subgroup
(Non-high school grades)
Points earned Total possible points Weight %
AchievementEnglish language arts achievement34-
Mathematics achievement24-
Science achievement14-
Achievement total61267.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth14-
Mathematics growth24-
Growth total3822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---
Extended engagement rate---
Annual dropout rate---
High school completion total---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total---
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism24-
Advanced coursework completion---
Additional indicators total2410.0
Weighted total4.910.3-
Percentage of possible points 48%-
Criterion-referenced target percentage48%
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 499.0 501.2 2.2 500.8 6273Met Target
Lowest Performing 472.3 474.7 2.4 476.7 1022Improved Below Target
High needs 485.6 486.8 1.2 487.1 2993Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 484.4 484.8 0.4 486.0 2182Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL 483.8 482.6 -1.2 485.6 1080Declined
Students w/ disabilities 479.9 481.7 1.8 481.3 1373Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 498.8 499.9 1.1 500.6 682Improved Below Target
Afr. Amer./Black 486.0 490.6 4.6 487.6 584Exceeded Target
Hispanic/Latino 483.9 485.2 1.3 485.6 1463Met Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 503.0 502.8 -0.2 504.8 561No Change
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 509.0 511.1 2.1 511.0 2983Met 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 497.4 497.3 -0.1 499.1 6261No Change
Lowest Performing 465.3 469.2 3.9 467.9 1034Exceeded Target
High needs 482.7 483.4 0.7 484.2 3002Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 480.7 480.3 -0.4 481.8 2181No Change
EL and Former EL 484.6 483.3 -1.3 486.4 1050Declined
Students w/ disabilities 475.4 476.4 1.0 476.9 1403Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 503.9 503.9 0.0 506.3 661No Change
Afr. Amer./Black 483.0 483.1 0.1 484.4 582Improved Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 479.6 480.5 0.9 481.6 1422Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 502.0 499.5 -2.5 503.7 570Declined
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 507.3 505.9 -1.4 509.0 3020Declined

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - Non-high school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 68.6 68.0 -0.6 70.4 1711No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 50.6 50.3 -0.3 52.9 851No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 47.3 48.3 1.0 49.4 603Met Target
EL and Former EL 43.5 46.6 3.1 46.3 293Met Target
Students w/ disabilities 49.4 41.9 -7.5 51.7 400Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 24--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 18--
Hispanic/Latino 48.1 50.0 1.9 50.6 353Met Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 16--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 86.3 79.5 -6.8 88.1 780Declined

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 47.1 50.0 4382Below Target
Lowest Performing 40.4 50.0 1002Below Target
High needs 38.9 50.0 2111Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 37.7 50.0 1561Below Target
EL and Former EL 38.5 50.0 761Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 36.2 50.0 961Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1--
Asian 39.3 50.0 421Below Target
Afr. Amer./Black 42.6 50.0 462Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 40.3 50.0 1032Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 43.8 50.0 402Below Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 53.4 50.0 2063Met Target

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 49.6 50.0 4312Below Target
Lowest Performing 42.0 50.0 1002Below Target
High needs 45.5 50.0 2072Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 42.9 50.0 1552Below Target
EL and Former EL 50.3 50.0 753Met Target
Students w/ disabilities 39.9 50.0 921Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1--
Asian 52.1 50.0 433Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black 43.7 50.0 432Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 43.4 50.0 992Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 44.2 50.0 402Below Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 54.2 50.0 2053Met Target

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 49.2 52.1 2.9 69.2 1191No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL 49.2 52.1 2.9 69.2 1191No 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 8.6 7.8 0.8 7.5 1,0093Met Target
Lowest Performing 18.2 14.4 3.8 16.1 1044Exceeded Target
High needs 12.1 11.8 0.3 10.2 5272Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 14.8 15.4 -0.6 12.2 3370Declined
EL and Former EL 10.3 8.3 2.0 6.9 2292Improved Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 16.6 14.8 1.8 14.2 2092Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 5.2 4.8 0.4 3.3 1472Improved Below Target
Afr. Amer./Black 8.0 9.6 -1.6 5.1 1040Declined
Hispanic/Latino 16.7 12.7 4.0 13.9 2294Exceeded Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 5.3 5.5 -0.2 4.2 731No Change
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 6.4 6.4 0.0 5.4 4551No Change

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 675 65897Yes 1 671 65798Yes 1 184 17997Yes 1
Lowest Performing---------------
High needs 339 33097Yes 1 336 33199Yes 1 95 9398Yes 1
Econ. Disadvantaged 241 23497Yes 1 239 23498Yes 1 66 6497Yes 1
EL and Former EL 139 139100Yes 1 137 13699Yes 1 37 37100Yes 1
Students w/ disabilities 144 14097Yes 1 144 14399Yes 1 42 4198Yes 1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 1---- 1---- 0----
Asian 86 86100Yes 1 85 8499Yes 1 30 2997Yes 1
Afr. Amer./Black 62 62100Yes 1 62 62100Yes 1 18----
Hispanic/Latino 158 15598Yes 1 157 15196Yes 1 38 38100Yes 1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 62 5690No 1 61 5793No 1 17----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---------------
White 306 29897Yes 1 305 30299Yes 1 81 7896Yes 1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Crocker Farm ElementaryRequiring assistance or intervention
Fort River ElementaryNot requiring assistance or intervention
Wildwood ElementaryRequiring 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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