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2018 Official Accountability Report - Amherst-Pelham

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Amherst-Pelham (06050000)
TITLE I STATUS
Non-Title I District
REGION
West/Central
GRADES SERVED
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 -Students w/disabilities -Economically disadvantaged -Hispanic/Latino -EL and former EL -Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. -High needs
Progress toward improvement targetsAccountability percentile
59% - 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 achievement04-04-44-44-
Mathematics achievement04-04-34-44-
Science achievement04----24----
Achievement total01267.50867.591240.08867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-14-34-24-
Mathematics growth24-14-34-24-
Growth total4822.52822.56820.04822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------44----
Extended engagement rate------14----
Annual dropout rate------44----
High school completion total------91220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------3410.0---
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism44-04-04-44-
Advanced coursework completion------44----
Additional indicators total4410.00410.04810.04410.0
Weighted total1.310.3-0.57.6-7.310.0-6.77.6-
Percentage of possible points 13%-7%-73%-88%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan10%
Weight of non-high school results:30%
81%
Weight of high school results:70%
Criterion-referenced target percentage59%
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 achievement04-14-
Mathematics achievement04-14-
Science achievement04-04-
Achievement total01267.521247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-
Mathematics growth14-24-
Growth total3822.54822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---44-
Extended engagement rate---04-
Annual dropout rate---04-
High school completion total---41220.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism44-24-
Advanced coursework completion---44-
Additional indicators total4410.06810.0
Weighted total1.110.3-3.310.7-
Percentage of possible points 11%-31%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan11%
Weight of non-high school results:30%
31%
Weight of high school results:70%
Criterion-referenced target percentage25%
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 505.0 500.6 -4.4 506.8 3730Declined
Lowest Performing 477.2 471.8 -5.4 481.6 360Declined
High needs 489.8 482.6 -7.2 491.3 1660Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 492.0 483.2 -8.8 493.6 1160Declined
EL and Former EL---- 56--
Students w/ disabilities 480.0 470.6 -9.4 481.4 750Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 512.8 507.6 -5.2 514.6 350Declined
Afr. Amer./Black---- 27--
Hispanic/Latino 490.5 478.8 -11.7 492.2 530Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 29--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 509.4 506.9 -2.5 511.4 2290Declined

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 97.9 97.6 -0.3 99.4 2234Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 92.5 97.1 4.6 94.5 524Exceeded Target
High needs 94.7 92.6 -2.1 96.6 711No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 96.8 91.2 -5.6 98.6 510Declined
EL and Former EL---- 21--
Students w/ disabilities 90.3 91.7 1.4 92.6 363Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 214Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 12--
Hispanic/Latino 94.3 88.8 -5.5 96.2 380Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 17--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 99.0 99.4 0.4 100.0 1344Exceeded 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 504.7 500.4 -4.3 506.4 3710Declined
Lowest Performing 475.9 473.9 -2.0 478.5 350Declined
High needs 489.7 484.7 -5.0 491.2 1640Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 491.8 485.7 -6.1 492.9 1140Declined
EL and Former EL---- 55--
Students w/ disabilities 482.0 472.7 -9.3 483.5 740Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 513.3 508.2 -5.1 515.7 353Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 26--
Hispanic/Latino 489.3 484.0 -5.3 491.3 520Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 29--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 508.8 504.6 -4.2 510.5 2290Declined

Mathematics achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 92.0 93.3 1.3 93.8 2213Met Target
Lowest Performing 71.0 81.3 10.3 73.8 524Exceeded Target
High needs 82.5 80.7 -1.8 85.0 701No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 85.0 81.0 -4.0 87.7 500Declined
EL and Former EL---- 20--
Students w/ disabilities 73.9 73.5 -0.4 76.8 341No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 93.5 97.6 4.1 95.2 214Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 12--
Hispanic/Latino 83.1 75.0 -8.1 86.0 370Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 17--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 96.7 97.7 1.0 98.5 1334Exceeded 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 80.3 75.3 -5.0 82.1 1890Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 62.8 56.1 -6.7 65.1 700Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 60.3 57.0 -3.3 62.4 500Declined
EL and Former EL---- 19--
Students w/ disabilities 59.3 44.5 -14.8 61.6 320Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 13--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 12--
Hispanic/Latino 57.4 50.0 -7.4 59.9 270Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 11--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 89.6 81.0 -8.6 91.4 1260Declined

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 95.5 95.7 0.2 97.3 1972Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 91.5 87.9 -3.6 93.8 640Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 92.4 87.2 -5.2 94.5 430Declined
EL and Former EL---- 17--
Students w/ disabilities 87.2 82.8 -4.4 89.5 320Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 18--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 11--
Hispanic/Latino 90.3 83.6 -6.7 92.8 290Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 16--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 98.0 98.6 0.6 99.8 1224Exceeded Target

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 49.7 50.0 3322Below Target
Lowest Performing 36.3 50.0 361Below Target
High needs 40.8 50.0 1452Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 40.2 50.0 1002Below Target
EL and Former EL-- 48--
Students w/ disabilities 34.5 50.0 661Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian 55.8 50.0 323Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black-- 22--
Hispanic/Latino 43.7 50.0 412Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 26--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 51.6 50.0 2113Met Target

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 50.5 50.0 1883Met Target
Lowest Performing 47.3 50.0 452Below Target
High needs 46.4 50.0 532Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 48.0 50.0 362Below Target
EL and Former EL-- 13--
Students w/ disabilities 44.9 50.0 282Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1--
Asian-- 19--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 9--
Hispanic/Latino 45.5 50.0 272Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 15--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 52.0 50.0 1173Met Target

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 42.3 50.0 3322Below Target
Lowest Performing 39.3 50.0 351Below Target
High needs 38.0 50.0 1461Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 38.4 50.0 1011Below Target
EL and Former EL-- 48--
Students w/ disabilities 35.5 50.0 661Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian 45.5 50.0 332Below Target
Afr. Amer./Black-- 21--
Hispanic/Latino 44.2 50.0 412Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 26--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 41.5 50.0 2112Below Target

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 50.6 50.0 1803Met Target
Lowest Performing 40.7 50.0 432Below Target
High needs 44.6 50.0 492Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 46.8 50.0 332Below Target
EL and Former EL-- 11--
Students w/ disabilities 42.8 50.0 242Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1--
Asian-- 19--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 9--
Hispanic/Latino 54.6 50.0 243Met Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 15--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 50.0 50.0 1123Met Target

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 88.9 92.5 3.6 90.9 2394Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 77.5 84.3 6.8 81.6 1024Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 78.9 86.4 7.5 83.4 814Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 16--
Students w/ disabilities 71.0 80.0 9.0 76.9 454Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 100.0 95.8 -4.2 100.0 243Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 18--
Hispanic/Latino 77.8 85.2 7.4 81.7 274Exceeded Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 25--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 88.7 94.5 5.8 90.8 1454Exceeded Target

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2015 Rate (%) 2016 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 94.1 94.0 -0.1 95.7 2351No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 91.5 89.2 -2.3 95.0 1020Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 91.7 90.8 -0.9 95.6 760Declined
EL and Former EL---- 7--
Students w/ disabilities 90.1 83.9 -6.2 95.0 620Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 214Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 18--
Hispanic/Latino 89.4 88.9 -0.5 92.9 271No Change
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 18--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 95.5 93.4 -2.1 97.3 1510Declined

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 1.5 1.1 0.4 1.4 9194Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 2.9 3.2 -0.3 2.6 3110Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 2.5 2.0 0.5 2.3 1984Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 39--
Students w/ disabilities 4.0 5.1 -1.1 3.6 1580Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 0.0 1.1 -1.1 1.0 880Declined
Afr. Amer./Black---- 65--
Hispanic/Latino 3.2 4.6 -1.4 2.9 1300Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 84--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 1.2 0.5 0.7 1.1 5514Exceeded 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 52.2 40.0 -12.2 33.9 303Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL---- 30--
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 15.1 12.9 2.2 14.0 4204Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 31.9 35.0 -3.1 29.8 400Declined
High needs 24.3 20.7 3.6 22.4 1934Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 23.9 21.5 2.4 21.3 1213Met Target
EL and Former EL---- 69--
Students w/ disabilities 35.1 26.4 8.7 32.7 914Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 8.3 7.5 0.8 6.4 402Improved Below Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 32--
Hispanic/Latino 22.7 25.4 -2.7 19.9 670Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 31--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 13.4 9.6 3.8 12.4 2494Exceeded Target

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 15.8 17.7 -1.9 14.7 9590Declined
Lowest Performing 30.0 25.0 5.0 27.9 524Exceeded Target
High needs 29.6 28.6 1.0 27.7 3672Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 32.5 31.6 0.9 29.9 2252Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL---- 96--
Students w/ disabilities 30.6 28.3 2.3 28.2 1803Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 8.3 6.7 1.6 6.4 903Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 71--
Hispanic/Latino 31.9 25.7 6.2 29.1 1674Exceeded Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 90--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 11.5 15.2 -3.7 10.5 5400Declined

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 62.6 79.7 17.1 67.2 4494Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 24.7 48.1 23.4 31.7 1544Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 28.6 51.9 23.3 37.7 1044Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 38--
Students w/ disabilities 11.9 37.2 25.3 17.4 784Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 83.0 91.1 8.1 89.4 454Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 35--
Hispanic/Latino 28.1 54.3 26.2 36.7 704Exceeded Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 41--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 71.8 89.1 17.3 76.9 2584Exceeded 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 632 60596Yes 1 631 60295Yes 1 441 41895Yes 1
Lowest Performing---------------
High needs 262 24694No 1 262 24493No 1 162 14992No 1
Econ. Disadvantaged 180 17195Yes 1 180 16994No 1 112 10594No 1
EL and Former EL 87 8699Yes 1 87 8598Yes 1 49 4694No 1
Students w/ disabilities 126 11088No 2 126 10887No 2 79 6987No 1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 1---- 1---- 1----
Asian 60 5897Yes 1 60 5897Yes 1 39 3694No 2
Afr. Amer./Black 43 43100Yes 1 43 4298Yes 1 28 2796Yes 1
Hispanic/Latino 99 9293No 1 98 9193No 1 69 6696Yes 1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 49 4694No 1 49 4694No 1 31 2994No 1
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 1---- 1---- 1----
White 379 36596Yes 1 379 36496Yes 1 272 25995Yes 1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Amherst Regional HighRequiring assistance or intervention
Amherst Regional 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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