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2018 Official Accountability Report - Pioneer Charter School of Science (District)

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Pioneer Charter School of Science (District) (04940000)
TITLE I STATUS
Title I District
REGION
Coastal
GRADES SERVED
K,01,02,03,04,07,08,09,10,11,12

Accountability Information

Overall classificationRequiring assistance or intervention
Reason for classification
In need of focused/targeted support
Low participation rate: Asian -White -EL and former EL -High needs
Progress toward improvement targetsAccountability percentile
80% - 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 achievement24-44-14-44-
Mathematics achievement44-34-44-44-
Science achievement24----34-44-
Achievement total81260.07890.081247.5121267.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34----44-34-
Mathematics growth34----44-44-
Growth total6820.0---8822.57822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------34----
Extended engagement rate------34----
Annual dropout rate------44----
High school completion total------101220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total0410.0---------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism44-44-44-44-
Advanced coursework completion------04----
Additional indicators total4410.04410.04810.04410.0
Weighted total6.49.6-6.77.6-8.010.7-10.110.3-
Percentage of possible points 67%-88%-75%-98%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan78%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
87%
Weight of high school results:30%
Criterion-referenced target percentage80%
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 achievement44-34-
Science achievement34-34-
Achievement total101267.561247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-44-
Mathematics growth34-44-
Growth total6822.58822.5
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 absenteeism44-44-
Advanced coursework completion---04-
Additional indicators total4410.04810.0
Weighted total8.510.3-7.310.7-
Percentage of possible points 83%-68%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan83%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
68%
Weight of high school results:30%
Criterion-referenced target percentage79%
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 503.4 504.0 0.6 505.1 2692Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing 476.5 484.1 7.6 480.4 204Exceeded Target
High needs 500.8 502.4 1.6 502.4 1913Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 131--
EL and Former EL---- 111--
Students w/disabilities---- 25--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 20--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 74--
Hispanic/Latino---- 83--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 88--

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 99.2 97.1 -2.1 100.0 511No Change
Lowest Performing 99.0 100.0 1.0 100.0 244Exceeded Target
High needs 98.5 94.4 -4.1 100.0 270Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 17--
EL and Former EL---- 10--
Students w/disabilities---- 6--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 11--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 12--
Hispanic/Latino---- 11--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 15--

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 502.0 504.1 2.1 503.2 2694Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 479.0 481.7 2.7 481.8 203Met Target
High needs 500.4 503.2 2.8 501.8 1914Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 131--
EL and Former EL---- 111--
Students w/disabilities---- 25--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 20--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 74--
Hispanic/Latino---- 83--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 88--

Mathematics achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 97.6 97.5 -0.1 99.1 514Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 96.9 99.0 2.1 98.9 244Exceeded Target
High needs 95.6 95.4 -0.2 97.8 273Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 17--
EL and Former EL---- 10--
Students w/disabilities---- 6--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 11--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 12--
Hispanic/Latino---- 11--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 15--

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - Non-high school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 82.5 83.0 0.5 84.7 692Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 77.7 81.1 3.4 80.9 453Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 32--
EL and Former EL---- 24--
Students w/disabilities---- 6--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 6--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 26--
Hispanic/Latino---- 18--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 19--

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 97.2 96.5 -0.7 98.6 503Met Target
Lowest Performing 93.8 99.0 5.2 95.9 244Exceeded Target
High needs 95.6 94.2 -1.4 97.9 263Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 16--
EL and Former EL---- 10--
Students w/disabilities---- 6--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 11--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 12--
Hispanic/Latino---- 11--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 14--

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 53.5 50.0 1773Met Target
Lowest Performing-- 17--
High needs 51.1 50.0 1253Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged-- 94--
EL and Former EL-- 57--
Students w/disabilities-- 17--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 2--
Asian-- 11--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 52--
Hispanic/Latino-- 55--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White-- 55--

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 61.8 50.0 474Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 58.6 50.0 233Met Target
High needs 70.8 50.0 234Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged-- 16--
EL and Former EL-- 8--
Students w/disabilities-- 3--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 2--
Asian-- 10--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 11--
Hispanic/Latino-- 11--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White-- 13--

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 53.1 50.0 1773Met Target
Lowest Performing-- 17--
High needs 51.5 50.0 1253Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged-- 94--
EL and Former EL-- 57--
Students w/disabilities-- 17--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 2--
Asian-- 11--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 52--
Hispanic/Latino-- 55--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White-- 55--

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 76.3 50.0 474Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 79.8 50.0 234Exceeded Target
High needs 79.1 50.0 234Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged-- 16--
EL and Former EL-- 8--
Students w/disabilities-- 3--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 2--
Asian-- 10--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 11--
Hispanic/Latino-- 11--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White-- 13--

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 96.4 97.5 1.1 97.6 403Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 97.4 96.8 -0.6 100.0 313Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 27--
EL and Former EL---- 3--
Students w/disabilities---- 5--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 0--
Asian---- 3--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 19--
Hispanic/Latino---- 7--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 11--

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2015 Rate (%) 2016 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 100.0 98.2 -1.8 100.0 553Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 384Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 35--
EL and Former EL---- 4--
Students w/disabilities---- 4--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 18--
Hispanic/Latino---- 17--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 17--

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2064Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 974Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 65--
EL and Former EL---- 18--
Students w/disabilities---- 23--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 31--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 72--
Hispanic/Latino---- 42--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 58--

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 55.6 37.9 -17.7 70.2 1240Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL---- 124--
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 3.2 1.7 1.5 2.2 4194Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 5.0 0.0 5.0 1.8 204Exceeded Target
High needs 3.5 1.7 1.8 1.5 2964Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 166--
EL and Former EL---- 201--
Students w/disabilities---- 32--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 4--
Asian---- 28--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 115--
Hispanic/Latino---- 132--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 3--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 137--

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 2.8 5.0 -2.2 1.8 2024Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 0.0 4.2 -4.2 0.0 244Exceeded Target
High needs 4.6 6.0 -1.4 1.9 1174Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 61--
EL and Former EL---- 50--
Students w/disabilities---- 21--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 6--
Asian---- 31--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 55--
Hispanic/Latino---- 56--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White---- 52--

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 88.8 69.9 -18.9 92.0 830Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 83.9 54.8 -29.1 91.9 420Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 34--
EL and Former EL---- 12--
Students w/disabilities---- 8--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 13--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 25--
Hispanic/Latino---- 17--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White---- 25--

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 320 29695Yes 2 320 320100Yes 1 120 120100Yes 1
Lowest Performing---------------
High needs 218 19493No 2 218 218100Yes 1 72 72100Yes 1
Econ. Disadvantaged 148 14095Yes 1 148 148100Yes 1 49 49100Yes 1
EL and Former EL 121 9786No 2 121 121100Yes 1 34 34100Yes 1
Students w/disabilities 31 31100Yes 1 31 31100Yes 1 12----
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 4---- 4---- 2----
Asian 31 2690No 2 31 31100Yes 1 17----
Afr. Amer./Black 86 8397Yes 1 86 86100Yes 1 38 38100Yes 1
Hispanic/Latino 94 8895Yes 2 94 94100Yes 1 29 29100Yes 1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 2---- 2---- 0----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---------------
White 103 9393No 2 103 103100Yes 1 34 34100Yes 1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Pioneer Charter School of ScienceRequiring 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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