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2018 Official Accountability Report - Ayer Shirley School District

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Ayer Shirley School District (06160000)
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
39% - 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 achievement04-24-44-04-
Mathematics achievement04-44-14-04-
Science achievement04----14----
Achievement total01260.06867.561247.50867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-24-24-
Mathematics growth34-24-34-14-
Growth total5820.04822.55822.53822.5
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 total3410.0---------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-04-44-44-
Advanced coursework completion------24----
Additional indicators total0410.00410.06810.04410.0
Weighted total1.39.6-5.07.6-6.210.7-1.17.6-
Percentage of possible points 14%-66%-58%-14%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan40%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
36%
Weight of high school results:30%
Criterion-referenced target percentage39%
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 achievement24-14-
Mathematics achievement24-24-
Science achievement04-34-
Achievement total41267.561247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-34-
Mathematics growth24-34-
Growth total4822.56822.5
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 total3.610.3-6.210.7-
Percentage of possible points 35%-58%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan35%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
58%
Weight of high school results:30%
Criterion-referenced target percentage42%
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 498.8 497.8 -1.0 500.6 8100Declined
Lowest Performing 477.9 479.6 1.7 482.3 1432Improved Below Target
High needs 489.0 489.6 0.6 490.5 3642Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 491.7 493.0 1.3 493.3 2323Met Target
EL and Former EL---- 50--
Students w/ disabilities---- 180--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 7--
Asian---- 19--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 31--
Hispanic/Latino---- 88--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 27--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 5--
White 500.1 498.6 -1.5 502.1 6330Declined

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 98.3 97.8 -0.5 99.8 1024Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 98.0 94.3 -3.7 100.0 220Declined
High needs 95.6 95.1 -0.5 97.5 411No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 97.1 95.2 -1.9 98.9 311No Change
EL and Former EL---- 5--
Students w/ disabilities---- 14--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 1--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 8--
Hispanic/Latino---- 10--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 5--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 98.6 97.7 -0.9 100.0 774Exceeded 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 495.6 494.7 -0.9 497.3 8030Declined
Lowest Performing 471.6 474.8 3.2 474.2 1424Exceeded Target
High needs 484.8 485.6 0.8 486.3 3592Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 486.6 487.4 0.8 487.7 2283Met Target
EL and Former EL---- 50--
Students w/ disabilities---- 180--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 6--
Asian---- 18--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 31--
Hispanic/Latino---- 88--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 26--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 5--
White 497.3 495.6 -1.7 499.0 6290Declined

Mathematics achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 92.3 92.2 -0.1 94.1 1021No Change
Lowest Performing 79.2 75.0 -4.2 82.0 220Declined
High needs 82.6 82.9 0.3 85.1 412Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 85.3 83.1 -2.2 88.0 311No Change
EL and Former EL---- 5--
Students w/ disabilities---- 14--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 1--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 8--
Hispanic/Latino---- 10--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 5--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 94.4 91.9 -2.5 96.2 771No Change

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - Non-high school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 78.5 75.0 -3.5 80.3 2580Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 65.3 62.2 -3.1 67.6 1110Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 67.9 66.7 -1.2 70.0 691No Change
EL and Former EL---- 13--
Students w/ disabilities---- 62--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 11--
Hispanic/Latino---- 24--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 11--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 79.7 77.7 -2.0 81.5 2071No Change

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 91.8 91.7 -0.1 93.6 901No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 82.1 83.6 1.5 84.4 353Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 84.2 81.5 -2.7 86.3 270Declined
EL and Former EL---- 3--
Students w/ disabilities---- 13--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 1--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 8--
Hispanic/Latino---- 9--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 3--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 93.0 92.4 -0.6 94.8 691No Change

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 46.1 50.0 6222Below Target
Lowest Performing 46.7 50.0 1422Below Target
High needs 44.7 50.0 2672Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 45.5 50.0 1722Below Target
EL and Former EL-- 33--
Students w/ disabilities-- 137--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 3--
Asian-- 13--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 24--
Hispanic/Latino-- 69--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 20--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 4--
White 45.1 50.0 4892Below Target

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 49.1 50.0 942Below Target
Lowest Performing 41.4 50.0 212Below Target
High needs 51.0 50.0 343Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 51.2 50.0 273Met Target
EL and Former EL-- 4--
Students w/ disabilities-- 10--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 1--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 8--
Hispanic/Latino-- 9--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 4--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 49.3 50.0 722Below Target

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 50.1 50.0 6203Met Target
Lowest Performing 48.6 50.0 1402Below Target
High needs 49.8 50.0 2632Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 48.9 50.0 1702Below Target
EL and Former EL-- 33--
Students w/ disabilities-- 136--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 3--
Asian-- 13--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 24--
Hispanic/Latino-- 69--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 19--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 4--
White 48.8 50.0 4882Below Target

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 52.4 50.0 933Met Target
Lowest Performing 39.0 50.0 211Below Target
High needs 53.9 50.0 343Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 52.6 50.0 273Met Target
EL and Former EL-- 4--
Students w/ disabilities-- 10--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 1--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 8--
Hispanic/Latino-- 9--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 4--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 51.0 50.0 713Met Target

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 93.5 90.0 -3.5 95.5 900Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 91.5 83.0 -8.5 95.6 530Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 91.4 81.4 -10.0 95.9 430Declined
EL and Former EL---- 4--
Students w/ disabilities---- 30--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 0--
Asian---- 1--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 9--
Hispanic/Latino---- 12--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 5--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 93.8 93.7 -0.1 95.9 631No Change

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2015 Rate (%) 2016 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 86.3 93.5 7.2 87.9 934Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 79.5 91.5 12.0 83.0 474Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 78.4 91.4 13.0 82.3 354Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 5--
Students w/ disabilities---- 17--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 4--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 6--
Hispanic/Latino---- 11--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 8--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 86.0 93.8 7.8 87.8 644Exceeded Target

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 2.2 1.2 1.0 2.0 4094Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 3.6 2.6 1.0 3.2 1564Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 5.6 3.9 1.7 5.0 1034Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 10--
Students w/ disabilities---- 81--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 10--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 32--
Hispanic/Latino---- 43--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 24--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 2.7 1.0 1.7 2.4 2984Exceeded Target

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 70.6 75.0 4.4 71.1 403Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL---- 40--
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 5.3 7.6 -2.3 4.2 1,1310Declined
Lowest Performing 8.5 14.7 -6.2 6.4 1430Declined
High needs 8.8 13.4 -4.6 6.9 4930Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 11.5 16.4 -4.9 8.9 2800Declined
EL and Former EL---- 75--
Students w/ disabilities---- 220--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 8--
Asian---- 27--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 44--
Hispanic/Latino---- 124--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 51--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 6--
White 5.5 6.8 -1.3 4.5 8710Declined

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 18.5 15.3 3.2 17.4 4384Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 32.0 22.7 9.3 29.9 224Exceeded Target
High needs 29.4 24.9 4.5 27.5 1774Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 28.3 31.8 -3.5 25.7 1070Declined
EL and Former EL---- 26--
Students w/ disabilities---- 82--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 5--
Asian---- 10--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 31--
Hispanic/Latino---- 43--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 38--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 16.6 14.8 1.8 15.6 3114Exceeded Target

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 53.3 56.3 3.0 57.9 1972Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 30.8 27.4 -3.4 37.8 620Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 51.2 39.5 -11.7 60.3 380Declined
EL and Former EL---- 8--
Students w/ disabilities---- 28--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 5--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 17--
Hispanic/Latino---- 15--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 17--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 59.5 58.7 -0.8 64.6 1431No Change

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 921 91699Yes 1 921 90999Yes 1 364 36099Yes 1
Lowest Performing---------------
High needs 413 40999Yes 1 413 40498Yes 1 155 15298Yes 1
Econ. Disadvantaged 267 26399Yes 1 267 25997Yes 1 101 9998Yes 1
EL and Former EL 59 59100Yes 1 59 59100Yes 1 20 1995Yes 1
Students w/ disabilities 196 19499Yes 1 196 19499Yes 1 77 7597Yes 1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 9---- 9---- 3----
Asian 21 21100Yes 1 21 2095Yes 1 4----
Afr. Amer./Black 41 3995Yes 1 41 3995Yes 1 20 1995Yes 1
Hispanic/Latino 100 100100Yes 1 100 100100Yes 1 35 35100Yes 1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 32 32100Yes 1 32 3197Yes 1 16----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 5---- 5---- 1----
White 713 710100Yes 1 713 70699Yes 1 285 28399Yes 1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Ayer Shirley Regional High SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Ayer Shirley Regional Middle SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Lura A. White Elementary SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Page Hilltop Elementary SchoolNot 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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