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2018 Official Accountability Report - Fitchburg

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Fitchburg (00970000)
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
43% - 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 achievement14-24-44-44-
Mathematics achievement04-24-44-44-
Science achievement04----34----
Achievement total11260.04867.5111240.08867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-14-04-
Mathematics growth14-24-24-04-
Growth total3820.04822.53820.00822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------34----
Extended engagement rate------24----
Annual dropout rate------34----
High school completion total------81220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total2410.0---0410.0---
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-04-14-24-
Advanced coursework completion------44----
Additional indicators total0410.00410.05810.02410.0
Weighted total1.49.6-3.67.6-7.110.0-5.67.6-
Percentage of possible points 15%-47%-71%-74%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan31%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
73%
Weight of high school results:30%
Criterion-referenced target percentage43%
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 achievement14-44-
Mathematics achievement04-34-
Science achievement14-34-
Achievement total21267.5101247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-14-
Mathematics growth14-24-
Growth total3822.53822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---24-
Extended engagement rate---04-
Annual dropout rate---14-
High school completion total---31220.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-24-
Advanced coursework completion---44-
Additional indicators total0410.06810.0
Weighted total2.010.3-6.610.7-
Percentage of possible points 19%-62%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan19%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
62%
Weight of high school results:30%
Criterion-referenced target percentage32%
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 490.1 489.7 -0.4 491.9 2,4881No Change
Lowest Performing 466.9 468.5 1.6 471.3 4202Improved Below Target
High needs 486.0 485.7 -0.3 487.5 1,8751No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 486.7 485.8 -0.9 488.3 1,6500Declined
EL and Former EL 481.7 481.7 0.0 483.5 6721No Change
Students w/ disabilities 474.9 474.3 -0.6 476.3 5880Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 134--
Afr. Amer./Black 490.1 489.5 -0.6 491.7 1380Declined
Hispanic/Latino 486.2 485.1 -1.1 487.9 1,2710Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 186--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 3--
White 495.0 495.9 0.9 497.0 7552Improved Below 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 88.4 92.6 4.2 89.9 2784Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 67.4 80.8 13.4 69.4 524Exceeded Target
High needs 84.0 89.9 5.9 85.9 1934Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 83.9 90.7 6.8 85.7 1724Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL 69.5 82.5 13.0 72.2 504Exceeded Target
Students w/ disabilities 80.0 79.0 -1.0 82.3 631No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 19--
Afr. Amer./Black 89.8 94.0 4.2 91.7 214Exceeded Target
Hispanic/Latino 81.2 89.6 8.4 83.1 1234Exceeded Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 18--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 97.1 94.3 -2.8 98.6 970Declined

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 488.9 485.7 -3.2 490.6 2,4920Declined
Lowest Performing 465.0 466.9 1.9 467.6 4192Improved Below Target
High needs 485.0 481.8 -3.2 486.5 1,8790Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 485.2 481.7 -3.5 486.3 1,6560Declined
EL and Former EL 482.0 478.5 -3.5 483.8 6740Declined
Students w/ disabilities 475.9 473.1 -2.8 477.4 5900Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 135--
Afr. Amer./Black 489.2 481.8 -7.4 490.6 1390Declined
Hispanic/Latino 484.5 480.8 -3.7 486.5 1,2730Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 186--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 3--
White 494.4 492.8 -1.6 496.1 7550Declined

Mathematics achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 75.5 79.2 3.7 77.3 2804Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 33.6 38.7 5.1 36.4 534Exceeded Target
High needs 70.7 74.2 3.5 73.2 1933Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 72.2 76.0 3.8 74.9 1703Met Target
EL and Former EL 62.9 69.0 6.1 66.8 504Exceeded Target
Students w/ disabilities 54.7 51.6 -3.1 57.6 640Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 18--
Afr. Amer./Black 76.0 70.2 -5.8 78.6 210Declined
Hispanic/Latino 66.8 75.2 8.4 69.7 1264Exceeded Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 17--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 87.3 82.4 -4.9 89.1 980Declined

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - Non-high school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 58.7 56.1 -2.6 60.5 7620Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 52.8 51.1 -1.7 55.1 5871No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 52.8 50.3 -2.5 54.9 5131No Change
EL and Former EL 48.2 44.4 -3.8 51.0 2070Declined
Students w/ disabilities 41.1 41.8 0.7 43.4 1792Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 44--
Afr. Amer./Black 53.1 53.0 -0.1 56.4 331No Change
Hispanic/Latino 52.9 47.6 -5.3 55.4 3940Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 66--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 67.5 68.2 0.7 69.3 2233Met Target

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 75.9 76.5 0.6 77.7 2393Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 69.7 71.0 1.3 72.0 1643Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 69.5 72.6 3.1 71.6 1443Met Target
EL and Former EL 56.8 66.7 9.9 59.6 394Exceeded Target
Students w/ disabilities 60.0 54.2 -5.8 62.3 540Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 17--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 16--
Hispanic/Latino 65.7 70.0 4.3 68.2 1054Exceeded Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 16--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 87.8 81.5 -6.3 89.6 850Declined

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 42.8 50.0 1,7732Below Target
Lowest Performing 42.4 50.0 4132Below Target
High needs 42.0 50.0 1,2962Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 41.5 50.0 1,1312Below Target
EL and Former EL 43.0 50.0 4672Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 36.3 50.0 3451Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 105--
Afr. Amer./Black 43.3 50.0 872Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 40.8 50.0 8922Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 132--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 2--
White 44.3 50.0 5552Below Target

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 38.3 50.0 2081Below Target
Lowest Performing 25.9 50.0 460Below Target
High needs 36.4 50.0 1411Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 36.3 50.0 1251Below Target
EL and Former EL 41.2 50.0 292Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 30.7 50.0 341Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 16--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 15--
Hispanic/Latino 37.9 50.0 871Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 17--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 36.1 50.0 731Below Target

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 39.0 50.0 1,7751Below Target
Lowest Performing 43.1 50.0 4112Below Target
High needs 38.1 50.0 1,2981Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 37.7 50.0 1,1361Below Target
EL and Former EL 39.0 50.0 4701Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 36.4 50.0 3441Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 105--
Afr. Amer./Black 32.6 50.0 881Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 37.1 50.0 8941Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 132--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 2--
White 41.7 50.0 5542Below Target

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 47.1 50.0 2062Below Target
Lowest Performing 21.4 50.0 440Below Target
High needs 44.2 50.0 1372Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 44.4 50.0 1212Below Target
EL and Former EL 46.9 50.0 292Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 31.0 50.0 321Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 16--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 14--
Hispanic/Latino 45.3 50.0 872Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 16--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 45.3 50.0 732Below Target

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 74.4 76.9 2.5 76.4 3723Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 72.5 75.6 3.1 76.6 3112Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 72.8 75.8 3.0 77.3 2972Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL 76.5 60.7 -15.8 82.1 280Declined
Students w/ disabilities 52.9 57.1 4.2 58.8 912Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 16--
Afr. Amer./Black 78.6 62.5 -16.1 84.9 240Declined
Hispanic/Latino 68.6 75.2 6.6 72.5 1614Exceeded Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 18--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 75.4 79.7 4.3 77.5 1534Exceeded Target

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2015 Rate (%) 2016 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 82.5 82.6 0.1 84.1 4302Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 81.7 81.0 -0.7 85.2 3630Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 81.7 81.2 -0.5 85.6 3451No Change
EL and Former EL 83.3 76.5 -6.8 87.8 340Declined
Students w/ disabilities 70.5 74.0 3.5 75.4 1042Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 26--
Afr. Amer./Black 87.5 82.1 -5.4 91.5 280Declined
Hispanic/Latino 74.8 78.2 3.4 78.3 1883Met Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 12--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 86.3 84.0 -2.3 88.1 1750Declined

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 4.3 3.8 0.5 3.9 1,3143Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 4.9 5.0 -0.1 4.4 8421No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 5.5 5.0 0.5 5.0 7183Met Target
EL and Former EL 6.8 5.6 1.2 6.1 893Met Target
Students w/ disabilities 6.0 5.4 0.6 5.4 2783Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 73--
Afr. Amer./Black 4.9 1.1 3.8 4.4 924Exceeded Target
Hispanic/Latino 5.3 3.6 1.7 4.8 6154Exceeded Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 70--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 3.7 5.4 -1.7 3.3 4630Declined

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 61.4 46.1 -15.3 57.1 3752Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL 61.4 46.1 -15.3 57.1 3752Improved Below 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 21.8 10.5 -11.3 33.9 860Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL 21.8 10.5 -11.3 33.9 860Declined
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 18.7 22.3 -3.6 17.6 3,7090Declined
Lowest Performing 26.1 31.6 -5.5 24.0 4210Declined
High needs 22.7 26.7 -4.0 20.8 2,8220Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 24.2 28.9 -4.7 21.6 2,2710Declined
EL and Former EL 25.4 27.6 -2.2 22.0 1,0440Declined
Students w/ disabilities 24.8 27.7 -2.9 22.4 8080Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 179--
Afr. Amer./Black 11.4 15.6 -4.2 8.5 2120Declined
Hispanic/Latino 22.8 27.6 -4.8 20.0 1,9770Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 256--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 3--
White 15.4 16.9 -1.5 14.4 1,0800Declined

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 32.6 33.0 -0.4 31.5 1,5471No Change
Lowest Performing 53.2 51.9 1.3 51.1 542Improved Below Target
High needs 39.6 38.7 0.9 37.7 1,0842Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 40.9 41.0 -0.1 38.3 8401No Change
EL and Former EL 45.0 49.5 -4.5 41.6 2910Declined
Students w/ disabilities 40.8 39.3 1.5 38.4 3082Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 75--
Afr. Amer./Black 27.9 24.4 3.5 25.0 1194Exceeded Target
Hispanic/Latino 39.5 41.9 -2.4 36.7 7180Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 102--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 27.3 25.2 2.1 26.3 5324Exceeded Target

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 42.9 74.1 31.2 47.5 7174Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 31.0 63.6 32.6 38.0 4624Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 34.5 61.3 26.8 43.6 4004Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL 28.1 80.7 52.6 33.7 1194Exceeded Target
Students w/ disabilities 11.2 61.3 50.1 16.7 1554Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 37--
Afr. Amer./Black 46.7 80.7 34.0 55.1 574Exceeded Target
Hispanic/Latino 39.2 74.5 35.3 47.8 3254Exceeded Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 38--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 43.0 70.7 27.7 48.1 2594Exceeded 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 2,863 2,84199Yes 1 2,867 2,84999Yes 1 1,084 1,07299Yes 1
Lowest Performing---------------
High needs 2,159 2,14399Yes 1 2,162 2,14999Yes 1 819 81099Yes 1
Econ. Disadvantaged 1,904 1,89199Yes 1 1,908 1,89699Yes 1 722 71399Yes 1
EL and Former EL 805 79799Yes 1 802 801100Yes 1 286 28499Yes 1
Students w/ disabilities 672 66198Yes 1 676 66699Yes 1 255 24797Yes 1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---------------
Asian 156 15599Yes 1 156 15599Yes 1 66 6497Yes 1
Afr. Amer./Black 163 163100Yes 1 164 164100Yes 1 56 56100Yes 1
Hispanic/Latino 1,472 1,46499Yes 1 1,475 1,470100Yes 1 547 54499Yes 1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 206 20399Yes 1 205 20399Yes 1 83 83100Yes 1
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 3---- 3---- 1----
White 862 85299Yes 1 863 85399Yes 1 330 32398Yes 1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Arthur M Longsjo Middle SchoolRequiring assistance or intervention
Crocker ElementaryNot requiring assistance or intervention
Fitchburg HighRequiring assistance or intervention
Goodrich AcademyRequiring assistance or intervention
McKay Arts AcademyRequiring assistance or intervention
Memorial Middle SchoolRequiring assistance or intervention
Reingold ElementaryRequiring assistance or intervention
South Street ElementaryNot 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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