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2018 Official Accountability Report - Lawrence

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Lawrence (01490000)
TITLE I STATUS
Title I District
REGION
Strategic Transformation
GRADES SERVED
PK,K,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10,11,12

Accountability Information

Overall classificationRequiring assistance or intervention
Reason for classification
In need of broad/comprehensive support
Chronically underperforming district
Progress toward improvement targetsAccountability percentile
32% - Partially meeting targets-
This district's determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention
Needs substantial intervention (NSI)

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 achievement14-24-14-04-
Mathematics achievement04-24-14-04-
Science achievement14----24----
Achievement total21260.04867.541240.00867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-34-14-
Mathematics growth24-24-24-04-
Growth total4820.04822.55820.01822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------24----
Extended engagement rate------34----
Annual dropout rate------34----
High school completion total------81220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total1410.0---3410.0---
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-04-04-04-
Advanced coursework completion------24----
Additional indicators total0410.00410.02810.00410.0
Weighted total2.19.6-3.67.6-4.710.0-0.27.6-
Percentage of possible points 22%-47%-47%-3%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan35%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
25%
Weight of high school results:30%
Criterion-referenced target percentage32%
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 achievement14-14-
Mathematics achievement04-04-
Science achievement14-14-
Achievement total21267.521247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-34-
Mathematics growth24-24-
Growth total4822.55822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---24-
Extended engagement rate---24-
Annual dropout rate---34-
High school completion total---71220.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-04-
Advanced coursework completion---24-
Additional indicators total0410.02810.0
Weighted total2.310.3-3.710.7-
Percentage of possible points 22%-35%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan22%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
35%
Weight of high school results:30%
Criterion-referenced target percentage26%
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 487.5 487.0 -0.5 489.3 6,3511No Change
Lowest Performing 464.4 466.2 1.8 468.8 1,1062Improved Below Target
High needs 485.7 485.4 -0.3 487.2 5,6031No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 486.6 486.3 -0.3 488.2 4,6161No Change
EL and Former EL 482.2 481.6 -0.6 484.0 3,1360Declined
Students w/ disabilities 474.2 472.4 -1.8 475.6 1,3520Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 74--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 77--
Hispanic/Latino 487.1 486.5 -0.6 488.8 5,8890Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 27--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 491.8 492.2 0.4 493.8 2822Improved 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 90.9 89.6 -1.3 92.4 8271No Change
Lowest Performing 74.3 70.3 -4.0 76.3 1580Declined
High needs 89.2 87.8 -1.4 91.1 6951No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 90.7 88.8 -1.9 92.5 5351No Change
EL and Former EL 81.7 82.2 0.5 84.4 3442Improved Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 82.7 79.1 -3.6 85.0 1540Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 10--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 15--
Hispanic/Latino 90.5 89.3 -1.2 92.4 7711No Change
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 93.5 92.2 -1.3 95.0 291No Change

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 491.1 488.1 -3.0 492.8 6,3460Declined
Lowest Performing 467.1 467.4 0.3 469.7 1,1052Improved Below Target
High needs 489.4 486.5 -2.9 490.9 5,5980Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 490.2 487.0 -3.2 491.3 4,6090Declined
EL and Former EL 487.2 483.5 -3.7 489.0 3,1360Declined
Students w/ disabilities 477.9 473.4 -4.5 479.4 1,3540Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 74--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 77--
Hispanic/Latino 490.6 487.6 -3.0 492.6 5,8850Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 27--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 494.9 492.0 -2.9 496.6 2810Declined

Mathematics achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 76.0 73.9 -2.1 77.8 8161No Change
Lowest Performing 35.5 29.3 -6.2 38.3 1560Declined
High needs 72.8 70.2 -2.6 75.3 6860Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 75.2 72.3 -2.9 77.9 5280Declined
EL and Former EL 62.5 63.0 0.5 66.4 3422Improved Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 55.2 51.2 -4.0 58.1 1520Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 10--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 15--
Hispanic/Latino 75.1 72.9 -2.2 78.0 7581No Change
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 83.7 86.3 2.6 85.5 313Met 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 57.2 56.9 -0.3 59.0 2,1021No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 54.8 54.5 -0.3 57.1 1,8061No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 56.2 55.5 -0.7 58.3 1,4981No Change
EL and Former EL 50.3 49.7 -0.6 53.1 9301No Change
Students w/ disabilities 46.1 42.5 -3.6 48.4 4550Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 24--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 29--
Hispanic/Latino 56.0 56.1 0.1 58.5 1,9332Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 13--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 69.3 65.5 -3.8 71.1 1030Declined

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 76.8 76.9 0.1 78.6 7212Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 74.4 74.0 -0.4 76.7 6011No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 75.6 76.1 0.5 77.7 4632Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL 67.0 66.6 -0.4 69.8 2881No Change
Students w/ disabilities 63.4 64.2 0.8 65.7 1412Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 10--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 12--
Hispanic/Latino 76.2 76.3 0.1 78.7 6722Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 79.3 84.0 4.7 81.1 254Exceeded Target

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 46.6 50.0 4,5732Below Target
Lowest Performing 43.2 50.0 1,0542Below Target
High needs 46.3 50.0 3,9662Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 46.1 50.0 3,2952Below Target
EL and Former EL 46.1 50.0 2,1532Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 39.5 50.0 9041Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1--
Asian-- 63--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 49--
Hispanic/Latino 46.4 50.0 4,2342Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 24--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 47.9 50.0 2022Below Target

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 53.8 50.0 5113Met Target
Lowest Performing 35.9 50.0 951Below Target
High needs 53.5 50.0 3943Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 52.3 50.0 3363Met Target
EL and Former EL 59.4 50.0 1343Met Target
Students w/ disabilities 44.6 50.0 982Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1--
Asian-- 9--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 10--
Hispanic/Latino 54.2 50.0 4693Met Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 46.4 50.0 222Below Target

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 45.1 50.0 4,5772Below Target
Lowest Performing 41.4 50.0 1,0552Below Target
High needs 44.1 50.0 3,9702Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 44.3 50.0 3,2962Below Target
EL and Former EL 42.9 50.0 2,1582Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 36.4 50.0 9071Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1--
Asian-- 63--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 49--
Hispanic/Latino 44.7 50.0 4,2372Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 25--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 46.2 50.0 2022Below Target

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 41.9 50.0 5082Below Target
Lowest Performing 21.9 50.0 950Below Target
High needs 41.5 50.0 3932Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 40.2 50.0 3342Below Target
EL and Former EL 48.2 50.0 1372Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 32.5 50.0 1001Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1--
Asian-- 9--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 10--
Hispanic/Latino 41.5 50.0 4672Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 47.3 50.0 212Below Target

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 71.4 71.7 0.3 73.4 9432Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 71.1 71.3 0.2 75.2 9192Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 71.4 71.9 0.5 75.9 8652Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL 64.4 64.0 -0.4 70.0 3421No Change
Students w/ disabilities 50.7 51.2 0.5 56.6 2072Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 0--
Asian---- 7--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 13--
Hispanic/Latino 71.2 71.9 0.7 75.1 8762Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 70.2 63.8 -6.4 72.3 470Declined

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2015 Rate (%) 2016 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 78.2 79.9 1.7 79.8 9253Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 77.9 79.8 1.9 81.4 8972Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 78.6 80.0 1.4 82.5 8642Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL 69.3 70.4 1.1 73.8 2802Improved Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 70.5 69.9 -0.6 75.4 2160Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 16--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 13--
Hispanic/Latino 77.8 79.9 2.1 81.3 8442Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 3--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 78.8 80.9 2.1 80.6 473Met Target

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 4.2 3.7 0.5 3.8 3,6673Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 4.8 4.2 0.6 4.3 2,9573Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 4.6 2.8 1.8 4.1 2,1654Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL 5.5 6.3 -0.8 5.0 1,1040Declined
Students w/ disabilities 7.8 6.8 1.0 7.0 6943Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 47--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 62--
Hispanic/Latino 4.1 3.8 0.3 3.7 3,4082Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 7--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 6.1 4.3 1.8 5.5 1414Exceeded Target

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 64.5 41.8 -22.7 57.1 2,4321No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL 64.5 41.8 -22.7 57.1 2,4321No 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 46.6 36.1 -10.5 33.9 8803Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL 46.6 36.1 -10.5 33.9 8803Met 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-------

Chronic absenteeism - Non-high school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 15.0 17.5 -2.5 13.9 9,4420Declined
Lowest Performing 15.9 20.6 -4.7 13.8 1,1100Declined
High needs 15.9 18.6 -2.7 14.0 8,2660Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 17.7 20.4 -2.7 15.1 6,1080Declined
EL and Former EL 13.5 16.5 -3.0 10.1 4,8570Declined
Students w/ disabilities 19.7 24.0 -4.3 17.3 1,8560Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 100--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 123--
Hispanic/Latino 14.9 17.5 -2.6 12.1 8,7780Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 45--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 17.8 21.6 -3.8 16.8 3940Declined

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 36.5 39.3 -2.8 35.4 4,0170Declined
Lowest Performing 54.1 55.6 -1.5 52.0 1600Declined
High needs 37.3 40.9 -3.6 35.4 3,4040Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 39.1 42.0 -2.9 36.5 2,1910Declined
EL and Former EL 31.3 34.5 -3.2 27.9 1,7410Declined
Students w/ disabilities 42.9 51.7 -8.8 40.5 7760Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 61--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 54--
Hispanic/Latino 37.1 39.9 -2.8 34.3 3,7400Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 8--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 38.0 38.8 -0.8 37.0 1520Declined

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 59.7 60.7 1.0 64.3 1,6872Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 50.1 53.4 3.3 57.1 1,3062Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 52.8 55.4 2.6 61.9 9202Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL 48.3 49.7 1.4 53.9 6742Improved Below Target
Students w/ disabilities 30.5 43.5 13.0 36.0 2554Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 28--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 28--
Hispanic/Latino 59.1 60.0 0.9 67.7 1,5682Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 6--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 63.2 64.3 1.1 68.3 562Improved 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 7,692 7,64399Yes 1 7,673 7,643100Yes 1 3,146 3,131100Yes 1
Lowest Performing---------------
High needs 6,810 6,76399Yes 1 6,790 6,765100Yes 1 2,716 2,70299Yes 1
Econ. Disadvantaged 5,481 5,45199Yes 1 5,469 5,447100Yes 1 2,173 2,16299Yes 1
EL and Former EL 3,977 3,94599Yes 1 3,967 3,959100Yes 1 1,478 1,471100Yes 1
Students w/ disabilities 1,554 1,52598Yes 1 1,549 1,53699Yes 1 624 61799Yes 1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 3---- 3---- 1----
Asian 87 87100Yes 1 87 87100Yes 1 35 35100Yes 1
Afr. Amer./Black 95 95100Yes 1 95 95100Yes 1 44 44100Yes 1
Hispanic/Latino 7,166 7,11899Yes 1 7,147 7,117100Yes 1 2,918 2,90399Yes 1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 28 28100Yes 1 28 28100Yes 1 14----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---------------
White 313 312100Yes 1 313 313100Yes 1 134 134100Yes 1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Alexander B BruceRequiring assistance or intervention
Arlington Middle SchoolRequiring assistance or intervention
Community Day ArlingtonRequiring assistance or intervention
Edward F. ParthumNot requiring assistance or intervention
Emily G WetherbeeNot requiring assistance or intervention
Francis M LeahyRequiring assistance or intervention
Frost Middle SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Gerard A. GuilmetteRequiring assistance or intervention
Guilmette Middle SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
High School Learning CenterInsufficient data
James F HennesseyInsufficient data
John Breen SchoolInsufficient data
John K TarboxNot requiring assistance or intervention
Lawlor Early Childhood CenterInsufficient data
Lawrence Family Public AcademyInsufficient data
Lawrence High SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Oliver Partnership SchoolRequiring assistance or intervention
Parthum Middle SchoolRequiring assistance or intervention
Phoenix Academy LawrenceInsufficient data
Robert FrostNot requiring assistance or intervention
Rollins Early Childhood CenterInsufficient data
School for Exceptional StudiesInsufficient data
South Lawrence East Elementary SchoolRequiring assistance or intervention
Spark AcademyRequiring assistance or intervention
UP Academy Leonard Middle SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
UP Academy Oliver Middle SchoolRequiring 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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