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2018 Official Accountability Report - Acton-Boxborough

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Acton-Boxborough (06000000)
TITLE I STATUS
Title I District
REGION
Coastal
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
Meeting targets
Progress toward improvement targetsAccountability percentile
88% - 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 achievement44-44-44-44-
Mathematics achievement44-44-44-34-
Science achievement34----44----
Achievement total111260.08867.5121247.57867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-34-44-24-
Mathematics growth34-34-44-34-
Growth total6820.06822.58822.55822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------34----
Extended engagement rate------34----
Annual dropout rate------34----
High school completion total------91220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total3410.0---------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-14-44-44-
Advanced coursework completion------24----
Additional indicators total0410.01410.06810.04410.0
Weighted total8.19.6-6.97.6-9.910.7-6.37.6-
Percentage of possible points 84%-91%-93%-83%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan88%
Weight of non-high school results:60%
88%
Weight of high school results:40%
Criterion-referenced target percentage88%
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 achievement44-44-
Mathematics achievement34-34-
Science achievement14-24-
Achievement total81267.591247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-24-
Mathematics growth34-34-
Growth total6822.55822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---04-
Extended engagement rate---44-
Annual dropout rate---04-
High school completion total---41220.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-14-
Advanced coursework completion---24-
Additional indicators total0410.03810.0
Weighted total6.810.3-6.510.7-
Percentage of possible points 66%-61%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan66%
Weight of non-high school results:60%
61%
Weight of high school results:40%
Criterion-referenced target percentage64%
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 509.7 513.1 3.4 511.5 2,6224Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 488.1 494.6 6.5 492.5 4914Exceeded Target
High needs 495.7 499.4 3.7 497.2 8094Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 496.9 497.4 0.5 498.5 2052Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL---- 263--
Students w/ disabilities 490.9 493.0 2.1 492.3 5024Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 9--
Asian 517.8 522.1 4.3 519.6 8934Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 68--
Hispanic/Latino---- 127--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 94--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 4--
White 506.4 509.7 3.3 508.4 1,4274Exceeded 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 99.0 99.5 0.5 100.0 4454Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 98.8 98.9 0.1 100.0 1124Exceeded Target
High needs 94.1 97.4 3.3 96.0 764Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 92.0 100.0 8.0 93.8 234Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 15--
Students w/ disabilities 92.6 97.9 5.3 94.9 474Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian 99.8 99.8 0.0 100.0 1394Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 10--
Hispanic/Latino---- 15--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 18--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 98.7 100.0 1.3 100.0 2614Exceeded Target

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 514.1 512.5 -1.6 515.8 2,6194Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 486.3 489.6 3.3 488.9 4894Exceeded Target
High needs 498.6 498.4 -0.2 500.1 8073Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 496.9 492.9 -4.0 498.0 2060Declined
EL and Former EL---- 264--
Students w/ disabilities 493.3 491.5 -1.8 494.8 5013Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 9--
Asian 527.1 526.3 -0.8 529.5 8924Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 69--
Hispanic/Latino---- 128--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 94--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 4--
White 508.5 507.0 -1.5 510.2 1,4233Met Target

Mathematics achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 98.1 98.0 -0.1 99.9 4454Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 96.6 95.3 -1.3 99.4 1123Met Target
High needs 89.5 91.0 1.5 92.0 753Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 96.4 88.0 -8.4 99.1 230Declined
EL and Former EL---- 14--
Students w/ disabilities 86.5 88.8 2.3 89.4 473Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian 99.5 99.8 0.3 100.0 1394Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 11--
Hispanic/Latino---- 14--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 18--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 98.1 99.2 1.1 99.9 2614Exceeded 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 88.4 86.1 -2.3 90.2 9113Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 73.1 71.1 -2.0 75.4 2751No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 71.4 65.6 -5.8 73.5 610Declined
EL and Former EL---- 77--
Students w/ disabilities 69.0 68.6 -0.4 71.3 1793Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 3--
Asian 92.3 94.5 2.2 94.9 3074Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 21--
Hispanic/Latino---- 43--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 41--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 2--
White 88.0 82.8 -5.2 89.8 4940Declined

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 98.5 98.2 -0.3 100.0 4284Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 91.8 91.9 0.1 94.1 682Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 19--
EL and Former EL---- 10--
Students w/ disabilities 90.1 89.4 -0.7 92.4 473Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 99.7 99.6 -0.1 100.0 1364Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 7--
Hispanic/Latino---- 12--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 18--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 98.4 98.5 0.1 100.0 2544Exceeded Target

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 58.9 50.0 2,0693Met Target
Lowest Performing 56.1 50.0 4873Met Target
High needs 55.2 50.0 5893Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 55.7 50.0 1453Met Target
EL and Former EL-- 180--
Students w/ disabilities 51.5 50.0 3893Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 6--
Asian 62.9 50.0 7124Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black-- 48--
Hispanic/Latino-- 87--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 78--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 2--
White 57.0 50.0 1,1363Met Target

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 62.0 50.0 4104Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 41.1 50.0 1062Below Target
High needs 49.5 50.0 622Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged-- 18--
EL and Former EL-- 8--
Students w/ disabilities 47.4 50.0 452Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 2--
Asian 67.8 50.0 1284Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black-- 8--
Hispanic/Latino-- 8--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 17--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 59.4 50.0 2473Met Target

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 58.7 50.0 2,0733Met Target
Lowest Performing 54.8 50.0 4893Met Target
High needs 53.9 50.0 5973Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 51.9 50.0 1463Met Target
EL and Former EL-- 186--
Students w/ disabilities 50.1 50.0 3923Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 6--
Asian 65.8 50.0 7144Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black-- 49--
Hispanic/Latino-- 89--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 78--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 2--
White 55.3 50.0 1,1353Met Target

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 63.1 50.0 4074Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 50.4 50.0 1053Met Target
High needs 57.2 50.0 613Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged-- 18--
EL and Former EL-- 8--
Students w/ disabilities 56.0 50.0 443Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 2--
Asian 68.7 50.0 1284Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black-- 8--
Hispanic/Latino-- 8--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 17--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 61.7 50.0 2444Exceeded Target

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 96.9 95.8 -1.1 98.9 4773Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 89.2 86.2 -3.0 93.3 1300Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 82.0 83.3 1.3 86.5 542Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL---- 9--
Students w/ disabilities 86.4 83.7 -2.7 92.3 980Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 97.4 97.5 0.1 100.0 1183Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 5--
Hispanic/Latino---- 18--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 10--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 97.1 95.7 -1.4 99.2 3253Met Target

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2015 Rate (%) 2016 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 98.4 98.8 0.4 100.0 4873Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 92.6 96.7 4.1 96.1 1204Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 97.2 92.0 -5.2 100.0 500Declined
EL and Former EL---- 9--
Students w/ disabilities 89.7 96.6 6.9 94.6 884Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 98.2 99.1 0.9 100.0 1143Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 8--
Hispanic/Latino---- 13--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 11--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 98.8 99.1 0.3 100.0 3403Met Target

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 0.3 0.5 -0.2 1.0 1,8633Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 1.5 2.0 -0.5 1.4 3040Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 0.0 2.2 -2.2 1.0 910Declined
EL and Former EL---- 17--
Students w/ disabilities 1.6 2.8 -1.2 1.4 2170Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 3--
Asian 0.2 0.0 0.2 1.0 5254Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 28--
Hispanic/Latino---- 64--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 69--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 0.2 0.6 -0.4 1.0 1,1743Met Target

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 80.4 76.7 -3.7 71.1 1593Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL---- 159--
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 4.8 5.6 -0.8 3.7 3,4210Declined
Lowest Performing 6.1 6.3 -0.2 4.0 4941No Change
High needs 8.0 9.9 -1.9 6.1 1,0400Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 12.1 16.7 -4.6 9.5 2340Declined
EL and Former EL---- 421--
Students w/ disabilities 6.7 7.2 -0.5 4.3 6231No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 9--
Asian 4.6 5.4 -0.8 2.7 1,1450Declined
Afr. Amer./Black---- 88--
Hispanic/Latino---- 175--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 128--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 4--
White 3.9 5.2 -1.3 2.9 1,8720Declined

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 5.8 5.4 0.4 4.7 1,8744Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 7.2 5.3 1.9 5.1 1134Exceeded Target
High needs 13.8 13.8 0.0 11.9 3181No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 19.3 16.1 3.2 16.7 874Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 64--
Students w/ disabilities 14.6 16.4 -1.8 12.2 2010Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 4--
Asian 3.2 3.5 -0.3 1.3 5674Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 41--
Hispanic/Latino---- 66--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 83--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 6.1 6.0 0.1 5.1 1,1134Exceeded Target

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 64.1 66.9 2.8 68.7 9532Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 22.9 25.7 2.8 29.9 1402Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 23.5 36.7 13.2 32.6 494Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 27--
Students w/ disabilities 18.2 17.6 -0.6 23.7 911No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 85.0 88.7 3.7 91.4 2743Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 19--
Hispanic/Latino---- 34--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 41--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 58.5 59.6 1.1 63.6 5842Improved 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 3,105 3,08799Yes 1 3,107 3,08599Yes 1 1,373 1,36499Yes 1
Lowest Performing---------------
High needs 916 90599Yes 1 914 90399Yes 1 362 35899Yes 1
Econ. Disadvantaged 237 23398Yes 1 238 23599Yes 1 89 8798Yes 1
EL and Former EL 301 29899Yes 1 299 299100Yes 1 99 99100Yes 1
Students w/ disabilities 561 55198Yes 1 560 55098Yes 1 229 22699Yes 1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 11---- 11---- 5----
Asian 1,044 1,041100Yes 1 1,042 1,041100Yes 1 449 449100Yes 1
Afr. Amer./Black 81 8099Yes 1 82 82100Yes 1 34 34100Yes 1
Hispanic/Latino 147 147100Yes 1 147 147100Yes 1 60 5998Yes 1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 113 11299Yes 1 113 11299Yes 1 59 59100Yes 1
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 4---- 4---- 2----
White 1,705 1,69299Yes 1 1,708 1,68899Yes 1 764 75699Yes 1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Acton-Boxborough Regional HighNot requiring assistance or intervention
Blanchard Memorial SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
C.T. Douglas Elementary SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Carol Huebner Early Childhood ProgramInsufficient data
Luther Conant SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
McCarthy-Towne SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Merriam SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Paul P Gates Elementary SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Raymond J Grey Junior 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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