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2019 Official Accountability Report - Amherst

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Amherst (00080000)
TITLE I STATUS
Title I District
REGION
West/Central
GRADES SERVED
PK,K,01,02,03,04,05,06

Accountability Information

Overall classificationNot requiring assistance or intervention
Reason for classification
Substantial progress toward targets
Progress toward improvement targetsAccountability percentile
56% - Substantial progress toward targets-

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage58%55%
Weight40%60%
Cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage
(2018 x 40%) + (2019 x 60%)
56%
Substantial progress toward targets

2019 Points awarded

2019 Progress toward improvement targets
Indicator All students
(Non-high school grades)
Lowest performing students
(Non-high school grades)
Points earned Total possible points Weight % Points earned Total possible points Weight %
AchievementEnglish language arts achievement14-04-
Mathematics achievement34-44-
Science achievement44----
Achievement total81260.04867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-
Mathematics growth34-24-
Growth total5820.04822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------
Extended engagement rate------
Annual dropout rate------
High school completion total------
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total1410.0---
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-04-
Advanced coursework completion------
Additional indicators total0410.00410.0
Weighted total5.99.6-3.67.6-
Percentage of possible points 62%-47%-
Criterion-referenced target percentage55%

2018 Points awarded

2018 Progress toward improvement targets
Indicator All students
(Non-high school grades)
Lowest performing students
(Non-high school grades)
Points earned Total possible points Weight % Points earned Total possible points Weight %
AchievementEnglish language arts achievement34-24-
Mathematics achievement14-44-
Science achievement14----
Achievement total51260.06867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-
Mathematics growth24-24-
Growth total4820.04822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------
Extended engagement rate------
Annual dropout rate------
High school completion total------
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total1410.0---
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism34-44-
Advanced coursework completion------
Additional indicators total3410.04410.0
Weighted total4.29.6-5.47.6-
Percentage of possible points 44%-71%-
Criterion-referenced target percentage58%

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage48%57%
Weight40%60%
Cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage
(2018 x 40%) + (2019 x 60%)
54%
Substantial progress toward targets

2019 Points awarded

2019 Progress toward improvement targets
Indicator High needs Subgroup
(Non-high school grades)
Points earned Total possible points Weight %
AchievementEnglish language arts achievement14-
Mathematics achievement34-
Science achievement34-
Achievement total71267.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-
Mathematics growth34-
Growth total5822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---
Extended engagement rate---
Annual dropout rate---
High school completion total---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total---
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-
Advanced coursework completion---
Additional indicators total0410.0
Weighted total5.910.3-
Percentage of possible points 57%-
2019 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage57%

2018 Points awarded

2018 Progress toward improvement targets
Indicator High needs Subgroup
(Non-high school grades)
Points earned Total possible points Weight %
AchievementEnglish language arts achievement34-
Mathematics achievement24-
Science achievement14-
Achievement total61267.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth14-
Mathematics growth24-
Growth total3822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---
Extended engagement rate---
Annual dropout rate---
High school completion total---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total---
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism24-
Advanced coursework completion---
Additional indicators total2410.0
Weighted total4.910.3-
Percentage of possible points 48%-
2018 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage48%

Detailed data for each indicator

English language arts achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 501.2 500.7 -0.5 502.4 6121No Change
Lowest Performing 474.9 472.5 -2.4 478.6 1000Declined
High needs 486.8 486.6 -0.2 487.9 2891No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 484.8 485.5 0.7 485.8 2033Met Target
EL and Former EL 482.6 483.9 1.3 484.0 1093Met Target
Students w/ disabilities 481.7 479.2 -2.5 483.0 1310Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 499.9 503.0 3.1 500.9 804Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black 490.6 485.8 -4.8 492.2 500Declined
Hispanic/Latino 485.2 486.6 1.4 486.7 1353Met Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 502.8 502.0 -0.8 504.0 440Declined
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 511.1 508.6 -2.5 512.4 3020Declined

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 497.3 498.6 1.3 498.6 6133Met Target
Lowest Performing 467.3 471.5 4.2 470.0 1014Exceeded Target
High needs 483.4 484.9 1.5 484.4 2883Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 480.3 482.0 1.7 481.5 2023Met Target
EL and Former EL 483.3 485.1 1.8 484.6 1093Met Target
Students w/ disabilities 476.4 478.2 1.8 478.0 1323Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 503.9 507.2 3.3 505.8 804Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black 483.1 482.3 -0.8 484.3 490Declined
Hispanic/Latino 480.5 483.5 3.0 482.0 1344Exceeded Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 499.5 499.0 -0.5 500.8 441No Change
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 505.9 505.4 -0.5 507.0 3031No Change

Science achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - Non-high school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 68.0 72.4 4.4 69.8 1624Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 50.3 53.1 2.8 52.6 803Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 48.3 51.4 3.1 50.6 553Met Target
EL and Former EL 46.6 44.4 -2.2 49.3 311No Change
Students w/ disabilities 41.9 49.2 7.3 44.2 334Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 15--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 12--
Hispanic/Latino 50.0 53.8 3.8 52.3 394Exceeded Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 13--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 79.5 85.7 6.2 81.4 824Exceeded Target

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 48.3 4212Typical Growth - Low
Lowest Performing 40.4 982Typical Growth - Low
High needs 42.9 1922Typical Growth - Low
Econ. Disadvantaged 42.6 1442Typical Growth - Low
EL and Former EL 44.2 652Typical Growth - Low
Students w/ disabilities 39.3 871Low Growth
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.----
Asian 48.1 552Typical Growth - Low
Afr. Amer./Black 39.0 271Low Growth
Hispanic/Latino 46.3 952Typical Growth - Low
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 52.1 393Typical Growth - High
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 49.7 2052Typical Growth - Low

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 54.0 4233Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing 47.8 992Typical Growth - Low
High needs 50.5 1923Typical Growth - High
Econ. Disadvantaged 49.0 1442Typical Growth - Low
EL and Former EL 53.2 633Typical Growth - High
Students w/ disabilities 46.9 892Typical Growth - Low
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.----
Asian 55.2 533Typical Growth - High
Afr. Amer./Black 48.0 272Typical Growth - Low
Hispanic/Latino 48.6 932Typical Growth - Low
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 53.7 403Typical Growth - High
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 57.0 2103Typical Growth - High

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 52.1 49.5 -2.6 53.7 1111No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL 52.1 49.5 -2.6 53.7 1111No Change
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 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 7.8 10.0 2.2 6.8 9600Declined
Lowest Performing 11.8 19.6 7.8 9.7 1020Declined
High needs 11.7 15.5 3.8 9.9 4850Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 15.4 20.0 4.6 13.0 2950Declined
EL and Former EL 8.3 13.7 5.4 5.8 2050Declined
Students w/ disabilities 14.8 16.8 2.0 12.4 2080Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian 4.8 5.5 0.7 2.7 1460Declined
Afr. Amer./Black 9.6 12.2 2.6 7.1 820Declined
Hispanic/Latino 12.7 15.6 2.9 9.8 2050Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 5.5 12.2 6.7 4.5 740Declined
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 6.4 8.0 1.6 5.2 4500Declined

Assessment participation - All students
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 643 63298Yes 1 642 63198Yes 1 170 16698Yes 1

Assessment participation - Subgroups
Group English language arts Mathematics Science Overall
Enrolled Assessed Enrolled Assessed Enrolled Assessed Total Enrolled Total Assessed % Met Target? Years in Rate
High needs 315 309 312 306 86 84 713 69998Yes1
Econ. Disadvantaged 217 211 216 210 59 57 492 47897Yes1
EL and Former EL 129 129 127 127 36 35 292 291100Yes1
Students w/ disabilities 136 131 135 132 35 33 306 29697Yes1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----------
Asian 93 93 93 93 19 19 205 205100Yes1
Afr. Amer./Black 53 52 53 51 12 12 118 11597Yes1
Hispanic/Latino 136 136 135 135 40 39 311 310100Yes1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 48 46 48 46 14 13 110 10595Yes1
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 1 1 1 1-- 2----
White 312 304 310 303 84 82 706 68998Yes1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Crocker Farm ElementaryRequiring assistance or intervention
Fort River ElementaryNot requiring assistance or intervention
Wildwood ElementaryNot 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 not requiring assistance or intervention. The reason(s) for the district's or school's classification are noted on this report.

Progress toward improvement targets: The criterion-referenced target percentage combines multiple years of data related to 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 cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage of 75% or higher.

The annual 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)

The cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage represents a weighted average of the annual criterion-referenced target percentages. At a minimum, a group must have an annual criterion-referenced target percentage for the most recent year in order to receive a cumulative percentage.

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 multiple years of data for all accountability indicators. School percentiles are not calculated for districts.


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