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2018 Official Accountability Report - Palmer

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Palmer (02270000)
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
38% - Partially meeting targets-
This district's determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention
Needs intervention (NI)

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 achievement34-14-04-04-
Mathematics achievement04-24-04-04-
Science achievement44----14----
Achievement total71267.53867.511247.50867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-14-04-
Mathematics growth24-24-24-04-
Growth total4822.54822.53822.50822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------34----
Extended engagement rate------44----
Annual dropout rate------44----
High school completion total------111220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism14-04-44-04-
Advanced coursework completion------04----
Additional indicators total1410.00410.04810.00410.0
Weighted total5.710.3-2.97.6-3.810.7-0.07.6-
Percentage of possible points 55%-38%-36%-0%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan47%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
18%
Weight of high school results:30%
Criterion-referenced target percentage38%
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 achievement14-04-
Mathematics achievement04-04-
Science achievement34-34-
Achievement total41267.531247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-14-
Mathematics growth24-14-
Growth total4822.52822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---04-
Extended engagement rate---44-
Annual dropout rate---44-
High school completion total---81220.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-44-
Advanced coursework completion---04-
Additional indicators total0410.04810.0
Weighted total3.610.3-3.910.7-
Percentage of possible points 35%-36%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan35%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
36%
Weight of high school results:30%
Criterion-referenced target percentage35%
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 496.6 497.9 1.3 498.4 6793Met Target
Lowest Performing 476.6 476.6 0.0 481.0 1261No Change
High needs 490.6 490.2 -0.4 492.1 3891No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 493.0 492.4 -0.6 494.6 3220Declined
EL and Former EL---- 24--
Students w/disabilities 478.6 476.0 -2.6 480.0 1420Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 14--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 15--
Hispanic/Latino---- 84--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 36--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 497.2 499.1 1.9 499.2 5303Met 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 96.6 93.4 -3.2 98.1 870Declined
Lowest Performing 92.0 86.9 -5.1 94.0 210Declined
High needs 93.5 87.8 -5.7 95.4 470Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 97.0 91.9 -5.1 98.8 370Declined
EL and Former EL---- 2--
Students w/disabilities 87.0 75.0 -12.0 89.3 230Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 3--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 2--
Hispanic/Latino---- 9--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 96.2 94.1 -2.1 97.7 721No 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 493.3 490.6 -2.7 495.0 6770Declined
Lowest Performing 470.6 472.4 1.8 473.2 1262Improved Below Target
High needs 487.1 483.9 -3.2 488.6 3880Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 489.1 485.6 -3.5 490.2 3210Declined
EL and Former EL---- 24--
Students w/disabilities 475.9 470.8 -5.1 477.4 1420Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 14--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 15--
Hispanic/Latino---- 84--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 35--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 494.1 492.2 -1.9 495.8 5290Declined

Mathematics achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 89.2 81.3 -7.9 91.0 870Declined
Lowest Performing 72.0 57.1 -14.9 74.8 210Declined
High needs 77.3 70.2 -7.1 79.8 470Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 85.2 75.7 -9.5 87.9 370Declined
EL and Former EL---- 2--
Students w/disabilities 58.8 53.3 -5.5 61.7 230Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 3--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 2--
Hispanic/Latino---- 9--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 87.9 81.6 -6.3 89.7 720Declined

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - Non-high school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 67.2 70.3 3.1 69.0 2384Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 58.5 61.7 3.2 60.8 1323Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 60.0 63.8 3.8 62.1 1074Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 5--
Students w/disabilities 47.9 45.2 -2.7 50.2 520Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 4--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 6--
Hispanic/Latino---- 25--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 8--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 69.1 71.7 2.6 70.9 1953Met Target

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 85.0 84.4 -0.6 86.8 771No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 73.1 75.0 1.9 75.4 393Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 78.3 76.7 -1.6 80.4 301No Change
EL and Former EL-------
Students w/disabilities---- 18--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 1--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 2--
Hispanic/Latino---- 5--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 83.4 84.4 1.0 85.2 693Met Target

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 49.1 50.0 5362Below Target
Lowest Performing 44.0 50.0 1252Below Target
High needs 45.8 50.0 2952Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 46.6 50.0 2472Below Target
EL and Former EL-- 17--
Students w/disabilities 42.6 50.0 962Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 11--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 11--
Hispanic/Latino-- 53--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 27--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 48.9 50.0 4342Below Target

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 39.1 50.0 781Below Target
Lowest Performing 24.9 50.0 200Below Target
High needs 32.4 50.0 421Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 34.1 50.0 341Below Target
EL and Former EL-- 2--
Students w/disabilities-- 18--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 2--
Hispanic/Latino-- 8--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 40.0 50.0 652Below Target

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 42.0 50.0 5322Below Target
Lowest Performing 45.3 50.0 1232Below Target
High needs 42.3 50.0 2922Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 41.5 50.0 2452Below Target
EL and Former EL-- 17--
Students w/disabilities 39.6 50.0 941Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 11--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 11--
Hispanic/Latino-- 52--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 26--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 42.6 50.0 4322Below Target

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 41.0 50.0 782Below Target
Lowest Performing 29.8 50.0 200Below Target
High needs 32.6 50.0 421Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 30.2 50.0 341Below Target
EL and Former EL-- 2--
Students w/disabilities-- 18--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 2--
Hispanic/Latino-- 8--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 42.4 50.0 652Below Target

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 84.1 86.0 1.9 86.1 863Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 73.2 71.4 -1.8 77.3 420Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 75.5 74.3 -1.2 80.0 350Declined
EL and Former EL---- 1--
Students w/disabilities 43.5 52.2 8.7 49.4 234Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 1--
Afr. Amer./Black-------
Hispanic/Latino---- 6--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 3--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 85.0 90.8 5.8 87.1 764Exceeded Target

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2015 Rate (%) 2016 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 87.1 90.3 3.2 88.7 1134Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 70.3 83.9 13.6 73.8 564Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 68.6 85.7 17.1 72.5 494Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 4--
Students w/disabilities---- 23--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 3--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 2--
Hispanic/Latino---- 4--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 86.8 91.0 4.2 88.6 1004Exceeded Target

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 4.9 2.0 2.9 4.4 3484Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 14.3 3.0 11.3 12.9 1334Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 13.9 2.0 11.9 12.5 1014Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 4--
Students w/disabilities 16.7 5.1 11.6 15.0 594Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 8--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 10--
Hispanic/Latino---- 23--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 5--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 4.6 1.0 3.6 4.1 3024Exceeded Target

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-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-------

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 10.4 10.6 -0.2 9.3 9471No Change
Lowest Performing 13.6 15.6 -2.0 11.5 1280Declined
High needs 14.9 15.9 -1.0 13.0 5540Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 17.3 19.1 -1.8 14.7 4090Declined
EL and Former EL---- 41--
Students w/disabilities 17.1 17.8 -0.7 14.7 1910Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 22--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 27--
Hispanic/Latino---- 124--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 54--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 0--
White 8.0 8.3 -0.3 7.0 7201No Change

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 20.9 16.6 4.3 19.8 3924Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 20.0 33.3 -13.3 17.9 210Declined
High needs 32.8 25.9 6.9 30.9 1854Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 33.1 29.8 3.3 30.5 1214Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 13--
Students w/disabilities 37.8 30.0 7.8 35.4 804Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 13--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 14--
Hispanic/Latino---- 32--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 10--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 21.0 14.3 6.7 20.0 3224Exceeded Target

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 76.3 68.8 -7.5 80.9 2020Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 39.3 36.9 -2.4 46.3 840Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 51.4 40.7 -10.7 60.5 590Declined
EL and Former EL---- 6--
Students w/disabilities 12.5 17.1 4.6 18.0 413Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 6--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 7--
Hispanic/Latino---- 15--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 4--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 82.0 71.6 -10.4 87.1 1690Declined

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 769 76599Yes 1 769 76499Yes 1 326 326100Yes 1
Lowest Performing---------------
High needs 438 43599Yes 1 438 43599Yes 1 179 179100Yes 1
Econ. Disadvantaged 361 35999Yes 1 361 35899Yes 1 144 144100Yes 1
EL and Former EL 26 2596Yes 1 26 26100Yes 1 7----
Students w/disabilities 167 16599Yes 1 167 16599Yes 1 75 75100Yes 1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---------------
Asian 17---- 17---- 7----
Afr. Amer./Black 17---- 17---- 8----
Hispanic/Latino 94 9399Yes 1 94 9399Yes 1 34 34100Yes 1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 37 37100Yes 1 37 3697Yes 1 9----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---------------
White 604 601100Yes 1 604 601100Yes 1 268 268100Yes 1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Old Mill PondNot requiring assistance or intervention
Palmer 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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