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

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Pioneer Charter School of Science II (PCSS-II) (District) (35060000)
TITLE I STATUS
Title I District
REGION
Coastal
GRADES SERVED
07,08,09,10,11,12

Accountability Information

Overall classificationNot requiring assistance or intervention
Reason for classification
Meeting targets
Progress toward improvement targetsAccountability percentile
86% - 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 achievement04----34-34-
Achievement total81267.58890.0111247.5101290.0
GrowthEnglish language arts growth44----44----
Mathematics growth44----44----
Growth total8822.5---8822.5---
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------------
Extended engagement rate------------
Annual dropout rate------04----
High school completion total------0420.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism44-44-44-44-
Advanced coursework completion------34----
Additional indicators total4410.04410.07810.04410.0
Weighted total7.610.3-7.67.6-7.79.1-9.411.2-
Percentage of possible points 74%-100%-85%-84%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan87%
Weight of non-high school results:40%
85%
Weight of high school results:60%
Criterion-referenced target percentage86%
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 achievement44-34-
Science achievement14-34-
Achievement total91267.5101247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-34-
Mathematics growth44-44-
Growth total7822.57822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------
Extended engagement rate------
Annual dropout rate---44-
High school completion total---4420.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism44-44-
Advanced coursework completion------
Additional indicators total4410.04410.0
Weighted total8.110.3-7.58.7-
Percentage of possible points 79%-86%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan79%
Weight of non-high school results:40%
86%
Weight of high school results:60%
Criterion-referenced target percentage83%
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 500.1 506.3 6.2 501.8 1544Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 480.2 487.8 7.6 484.1 204Exceeded Target
High needs 493.3 501.6 8.3 494.9 1094Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 54--
EL and Former EL---- 86--
Students w/ disabilities---- 14--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 24--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 44--
Hispanic/Latino---- 42--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 4--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 40--

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 100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 564Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 214Exceeded Target
High needs 100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 264Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 15--
EL and Former EL---- 10--
Students w/ disabilities---- 8--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 10--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 23--
Hispanic/Latino---- 8--
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 509.8 514.2 4.4 511.0 1544Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 485.4 493.0 7.6 488.2 204Exceeded Target
High needs 503.3 509.3 6.0 504.7 1094Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 54--
EL and Former EL---- 86--
Students w/ disabilities---- 14--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 24--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 44--
Hispanic/Latino---- 42--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 4--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 40--

Mathematics achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 98.5 98.7 0.2 100.0 564Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 96.4 96.4 0.0 98.4 213Met Target
High needs 96.4 97.1 0.7 98.6 263Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 15--
EL and Former EL---- 10--
Students w/ disabilities---- 8--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 10--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 23--
Hispanic/Latino---- 8--
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 78.9 73.7 -5.2 81.1 770Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 70.0 69.6 -0.4 73.2 601No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 32--
EL and Former EL---- 48--
Students w/ disabilities---- 9--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 8--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 25--
Hispanic/Latino---- 27--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 16--

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 96.4 97.2 0.8 97.8 543Met Target
Lowest Performing 91.7 92.9 1.2 93.8 213Met Target
High needs 91.7 94.0 2.3 94.0 253Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 14--
EL and Former EL---- 9--
Students w/ disabilities---- 8--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 9--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 23--
Hispanic/Latino---- 7--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 15--

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 60.1 50.0 1284Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-- 19--
High needs 59.2 50.0 963Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged-- 50--
EL and Former EL-- 75--
Students w/ disabilities-- 13--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 18--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 37--
Hispanic/Latino-- 37--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 3--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White-- 33--

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 62.2 50.0 534Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-- 19--
High needs 58.5 50.0 233Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged-- 15--
EL and Former EL-- 9--
Students w/ disabilities-- 6--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 10--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 21--
Hispanic/Latino-- 7--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White-- 15--

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 75.0 50.0 1284Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-- 19--
High needs 73.0 50.0 964Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged-- 50--
EL and Former EL-- 75--
Students w/ disabilities-- 13--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 18--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 37--
Hispanic/Latino-- 37--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 3--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White-- 33--

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 62.5 50.0 534Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-- 19--
High needs 64.9 50.0 234Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged-- 15--
EL and Former EL-- 9--
Students w/ disabilities-- 6--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian-- 10--
Afr. Amer./Black-- 21--
Hispanic/Latino-- 7--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White-- 15--

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students---- 11--
Lowest Performing-------
High needs---- 6--
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 6--
EL and Former EL---- 1--
Students w/ disabilities---- 1--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 0--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 5--
Hispanic/Latino---- 2--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 0--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 4--

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2015 Rate (%) 2016 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-------

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 0.0 1.2 -1.2 1.0 1700Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 694Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 40--
EL and Former EL---- 20--
Students w/ disabilities---- 20--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 23--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 63--
Hispanic/Latino---- 28--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 3--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 51--

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 3.1 1.8 1.3 2.1 1654Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 204Exceeded Target
High needs 2.7 1.7 1.0 0.7 1154Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 47--
EL and Former EL---- 93--
Students w/ disabilities---- 15--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 25--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 47--
Hispanic/Latino---- 45--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 5--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 43--

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 2.3 1.9 0.4 1.3 2104Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 214Exceeded Target
High needs 2.4 1.9 0.5 0.0 1034Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 49--
EL and Former EL---- 53--
Students w/ disabilities---- 28--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 31--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 76--
Hispanic/Latino---- 43--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 58--

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 89.8 92.0 2.2 93.0 753Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs---- 24--
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 18--
EL and Former EL---- 8--
Students w/ disabilities---- 5--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 16--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 26--
Hispanic/Latino---- 15--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 16--

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 212 21099Yes 1 212 211100Yes 1 134 13399Yes 1
Lowest Performing---------------
High needs 137 13599Yes 1 137 13699Yes 1 87 8699Yes 1
Econ. Disadvantaged 70 6897Yes 1 70 6999Yes 1 48 4798Yes 1
EL and Former EL 97 9699Yes 1 97 97100Yes 1 58 58100Yes 1
Students w/ disabilities 22 22100Yes 1 22 22100Yes 1 17----
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---------------
Asian 34 34100Yes 1 34 34100Yes 1 19----
Afr. Amer./Black 68 6697Yes 1 68 6799Yes 1 48 48100Yes 1
Hispanic/Latino 51 51100Yes 1 51 51100Yes 1 35 35100Yes 1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 4---- 4---- 1----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---------------
White 55 55100Yes 1 55 55100Yes 1 31 31100Yes 1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Pioneer Charter School of Science II (PCSS-II)Not 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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