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2018 Official Accountability Report - Gardner

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Gardner (01030000)
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
Needs assistance (NA)

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 achievement24-24-04-04-
Mathematics achievement34-44-04-04-
Science achievement04----04----
Achievement total51260.06867.501247.50867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-24-04-
Mathematics growth34-34-24-04-
Growth total5820.05822.54822.50822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------04----
Extended engagement rate------34----
Annual dropout rate------44----
High school completion total------71220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total1410.0---------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-04-04-44-
Advanced coursework completion------44----
Additional indicators total0410.00410.04810.04410.0
Weighted total4.19.6-5.27.6-2.710.7-0.47.6-
Percentage of possible points 43%-68%-25%-5%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan56%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
15%
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 achievement34-04-
Mathematics achievement44-04-
Science achievement14-04-
Achievement total81267.501247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-14-
Mathematics growth34-24-
Growth total5822.53822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---24-
Extended engagement rate---14-
Annual dropout rate---44-
High school completion total---71220.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-04-
Advanced coursework completion---44-
Additional indicators total0410.04810.0
Weighted total6.510.3-2.510.7-
Percentage of possible points 63%-23%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan63%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
23%
Weight of high school results:30%
Criterion-referenced target percentage51%
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 486.8 487.4 0.6 488.6 1,0872Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing 463.3 466.4 3.1 467.7 1932Improved Below Target
High needs 480.8 482.5 1.7 482.3 7223Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 481.8 482.9 1.1 483.4 6063Met Target
EL and Former EL---- 92--
Students w/ disabilities---- 281--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 21--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 21--
Hispanic/Latino---- 195--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 105--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 488.5 489.3 0.8 490.5 7432Improved 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 94.5 91.0 -3.5 96.0 1580Declined
Lowest Performing 87.0 75.0 -12.0 89.0 300Declined
High needs 89.9 86.7 -3.2 91.8 940Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 90.9 88.2 -2.7 92.7 740Declined
EL and Former EL---- 21--
Students w/ disabilities---- 35--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 4--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 7--
Hispanic/Latino---- 32--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 5--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 95.7 92.0 -3.7 97.2 1090Declined

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 484.1 486.1 2.0 485.8 1,0853Met Target
Lowest Performing 460.3 467.1 6.8 462.9 1934Exceeded Target
High needs 478.2 481.0 2.8 479.7 7194Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 478.8 481.3 2.5 479.9 6044Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 91--
Students w/ disabilities---- 279--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 21--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 21--
Hispanic/Latino---- 193--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 106--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 485.9 488.0 2.1 487.6 7423Met Target

Mathematics achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 87.8 73.5 -14.3 89.6 1550Declined
Lowest Performing 67.4 30.6 -36.8 70.2 310Declined
High needs 78.6 65.1 -13.5 81.1 910Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 81.0 67.6 -13.4 83.7 710Declined
EL and Former EL---- 21--
Students w/ disabilities---- 34--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 3--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 7--
Hispanic/Latino---- 32--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 5--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 88.8 77.3 -11.5 90.6 1070Declined

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - Non-high school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 61.6 58.7 -2.9 63.4 3660Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 53.1 52.7 -0.4 55.4 2541No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 54.3 51.7 -2.6 56.4 2170Declined
EL and Former EL---- 34--
Students w/ disabilities---- 96--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 9--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 7--
Hispanic/Latino---- 73--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 31--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 63.7 64.0 0.3 65.5 2452Improved Below Target

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 84.0 76.3 -7.7 85.8 1390Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 74.5 66.4 -8.1 76.8 840Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 77.0 66.4 -10.6 79.1 670Declined
EL and Former EL---- 16--
Students w/ disabilities---- 33--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 4--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 4--
Hispanic/Latino---- 23--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 5--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 86.1 79.9 -6.2 87.9 1030Declined

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 44.2 50.0 8212Below Target
Lowest Performing 46.2 50.0 1932Below Target
High needs 44.2 50.0 5372Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 43.5 50.0 4462Below Target
EL and Former EL-- 74--
Students w/ disabilities-- 199--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1--
Asian-- 16--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 17--
Hispanic/Latino-- 152--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 71--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 45.7 50.0 5642Below Target

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 44.5 50.0 1112Below Target
Lowest Performing 21.0 50.0 210Below Target
High needs 38.8 50.0 581Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 37.0 50.0 481Below Target
EL and Former EL-- 11--
Students w/ disabilities-- 17--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1--
Asian-- 3--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 4--
Hispanic/Latino-- 17--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 3--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 47.7 50.0 832Below Target

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 52.9 50.0 8193Met Target
Lowest Performing 50.9 50.0 1923Met Target
High needs 52.0 50.0 5343Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 51.8 50.0 4443Met Target
EL and Former EL-- 72--
Students w/ disabilities-- 196--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1--
Asian-- 16--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 17--
Hispanic/Latino-- 149--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 73--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 55.0 50.0 5633Met Target

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 47.4 50.0 1082Below Target
Lowest Performing 26.5 50.0 200Below Target
High needs 45.4 50.0 552Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 46.3 50.0 452Below Target
EL and Former EL-- 11--
Students w/ disabilities-- 17--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1--
Asian-- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 4--
Hispanic/Latino-- 17--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 3--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 48.5 50.0 812Below Target

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 82.7 81.6 -1.1 84.7 1520Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 75.7 76.4 0.7 79.8 1102Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 76.1 77.1 1.0 80.6 1052Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL---- 4--
Students w/ disabilities---- 35--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 8--
Hispanic/Latino---- 15--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 5--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 83.0 81.7 -1.3 85.1 1200Declined

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2015 Rate (%) 2016 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 86.3 87.9 1.6 87.9 1733Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 82.6 82.6 0.0 86.1 1151No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 81.8 82.6 0.8 85.7 1092Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL---- 2--
Students w/ disabilities---- 33--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 3--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 4--
Hispanic/Latino---- 12--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 3--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 2--
White 84.5 87.1 2.6 86.3 1474Exceeded Target

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 3.2 1.6 1.6 2.9 6234Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 3.8 2.4 1.4 3.4 3354Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 4.3 2.2 2.1 3.9 2764Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 20--
Students w/ disabilities---- 126--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 4--
Asian---- 13--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 19--
Hispanic/Latino---- 79--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 26--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 3.7 1.0 2.7 3.3 4824Exceeded Target

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 45.9 44.2 -1.7 71.1 521No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL---- 52--
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-------
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL-------
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 15.3 17.8 -2.5 14.2 1,5540Declined
Lowest Performing 12.7 20.7 -8.0 10.6 1930Declined
High needs 19.3 22.3 -3.0 17.4 1,0440Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 20.5 25.2 -4.7 17.9 8140Declined
EL and Former EL---- 156--
Students w/ disabilities---- 363--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 29--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 37--
Hispanic/Latino---- 309--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 141--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 14.3 16.1 -1.8 13.3 1,0360Declined

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 24.6 28.7 -4.1 23.5 6370Declined
Lowest Performing 56.0 37.0 19.0 53.9 274Exceeded Target
High needs 32.0 37.6 -5.6 30.1 3720Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 33.3 41.8 -8.5 30.7 2850Declined
EL and Former EL---- 54--
Students w/ disabilities---- 129--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 3--
Asian---- 16--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 22--
Hispanic/Latino---- 99--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 32--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 24.4 26.9 -2.5 23.4 4650Declined

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 63.2 73.1 9.9 67.8 2494Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 35.1 59.6 24.5 42.1 1144Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 38.1 63.3 25.2 47.2 984Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 13--
Students w/ disabilities---- 33--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 7--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 2--
Hispanic/Latino---- 33--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 14--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 65.9 75.1 9.2 71.0 1934Exceeded 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 1,267 1,25299Yes 1 1,264 1,25299Yes 1 537 53199Yes 1
Lowest Performing---------------
High needs 836 82398Yes 1 833 82299Yes 1 359 35599Yes 1
Econ. Disadvantaged 696 68498Yes 1 693 68399Yes 1 300 29699Yes 1
EL and Former EL 127 12094No 1 125 12499Yes 1 60 5998Yes 1
Students w/ disabilities 321 31799Yes 1 320 31498Yes 1 136 13398Yes 1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 3---- 3---- 2----
Asian 25 25100Yes 1 25 2496Yes 1 13----
Afr. Amer./Black 30 2997Yes 1 30 2997Yes 1 17----
Hispanic/Latino 241 23497Yes 1 239 23699Yes 1 108 108100Yes 1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 111 11099Yes 1 111 111100Yes 1 38 3695Yes 1
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---------------
White 857 85199Yes 1 856 84999Yes 1 359 35699Yes 1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Elm Street SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Gardner Academy for Learning and TechnologyRequiring assistance or intervention
Gardner HighNot requiring assistance or intervention
Gardner Middle SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Waterford StreetInsufficient data

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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