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2019 Official Accountability Report - Chelmsford

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Chelmsford (00560000)
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
Substantial progress toward targets
Progress toward improvement targetsAccountability percentile
66% - Substantial progress toward targets-

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage54%75%
Weight40%60%
Cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage
(2018 x 40%) + (2019 x 60%)
66%
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)
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 achievement34-34-44-44-
Mathematics achievement34-44-34-34-
Science achievement34----14----
Achievement total91260.07867.581247.57867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-34-34-14-
Mathematics growth34-34-44-34-
Growth total6820.06822.57822.54822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------04----
Extended engagement rate------34----
Annual dropout rate------34----
High school completion total------61220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total1410.0---------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism24-04-04-44-
Advanced coursework completion------44----
Additional indicators total2410.00410.04810.04410.0
Weighted total6.99.6-6.17.6-7.010.7-6.07.6-
Percentage of possible points 72%-80%-65%-79%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan76%
Weight of non-high school results:67%
72%
Weight of high school results:33%
2019 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage75%

2018 Points awarded

2018 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 achievement34-34-44-04-
Mathematics achievement34-24-34-04-
Science achievement04----14----
Achievement total61260.05867.581247.50867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-34-44-24-
Mathematics growth34-24-24-24-
Growth total6820.05822.56822.54822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------34----
Extended engagement rate------34----
Annual dropout rate------44----
High school completion total------101220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total4410.0---------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism14-04-44-44-
Advanced coursework completion------34----
Additional indicators total1410.00410.07810.04410.0
Weighted total5.39.6-4.57.6-7.910.7-1.37.6-
Percentage of possible points 55%-59%-74%-17%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan57%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
46%
Weight of high school results:30%
2018 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage54%

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage54%52%
Weight40%60%
Cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage
(2018 x 40%) + (2019 x 60%)
53%
Substantial progress toward targets

2019 Points awarded

2019 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 achievement24-14-
Science achievement34-04-
Achievement total71267.521247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-24-
Mathematics growth34-44-
Growth total6822.56822.5
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 absenteeism34-04-
Advanced coursework completion---34-
Additional indicators total3410.03810.0
Weighted total6.410.3-3.410.7-
Percentage of possible points 62%-32%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan62%
Weight of non-high school results:67%
32%
Weight of high school results:33%
2019 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage52%

2018 Points awarded

2018 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 achievement44-04-
Mathematics achievement24-04-
Science achievement24-14-
Achievement total81267.511247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-34-
Mathematics growth24-24-
Growth total4822.55822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---34-
Extended engagement rate---24-
Annual dropout rate---44-
High school completion total---91220.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-44-
Advanced coursework completion---24-
Additional indicators total0410.06810.0
Weighted total6.310.3-4.010.7-
Percentage of possible points 61%-37%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan61%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
37%
Weight of high school results:30%
2018 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage54%

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 508.6 509.3 0.7 509.8 2,2513Met Target
Lowest Performing 487.2 491.4 4.2 490.9 4443Met Target
High needs 495.8 496.3 0.5 496.9 7752Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 498.5 496.1 -2.4 499.5 3430Declined
EL and Former EL---- 214--
Students w/ disabilities 488.4 489.3 0.9 489.7 4273Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 5--
Asian 516.5 517.5 1.0 517.5 3224Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 69--
Hispanic/Latino---- 155--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 83--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 2--
White 508.1 509.0 0.9 509.4 1,6153Met Target

English language arts achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 98.9 98.4 -0.5 100.0 3784Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 97.1 99.2 2.1 99.2 904Exceeded Target
High needs 95.3 93.6 -1.7 97.3 861No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 95.7 90.5 -5.2 97.6 420Declined
EL and Former EL---- 16--
Students w/ disabilities 93.4 92.9 -0.5 95.6 491No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 464Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 14--
Hispanic/Latino---- 11--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 10--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 98.8 98.9 0.1 100.0 2974Exceeded Target

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 506.3 507.2 0.9 507.6 2,2473Met Target
Lowest Performing 483.2 486.9 3.7 485.9 4434Exceeded Target
High needs 493.7 493.9 0.2 494.7 7712Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 493.7 493.3 -0.4 494.9 3391No Change
EL and Former EL---- 215--
Students w/ disabilities 486.2 486.3 0.1 487.8 4242Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 5--
Asian 519.3 520.8 1.5 521.2 3224Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 69--
Hispanic/Latino---- 155--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 83--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 2--
White 505.2 506.2 1.0 506.3 1,6113Met Target

Mathematics achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 96.6 96.9 0.3 98.4 3763Met Target
Lowest Performing 91.0 94.3 3.3 93.8 883Met Target
High needs 90.7 88.4 -2.3 93.0 861No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 92.1 86.9 -5.2 94.8 420Declined
EL and Former EL---- 16--
Students w/ disabilities 85.6 85.2 -0.4 88.2 491No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 98.2 98.9 0.7 100.0 474Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 14--
Hispanic/Latino---- 12--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 10--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 97.0 97.7 0.7 98.8 2934Exceeded Target

Science achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - Non-high school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 80.6 82.8 2.2 82.4 7603Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 66.8 70.0 3.2 69.1 2453Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 67.1 71.1 4.0 69.4 1104Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 66--
Students w/ disabilities 58.9 59.4 0.5 61.2 1352Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian 85.5 90.0 4.5 88.0 1124Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 23--
Hispanic/Latino---- 32--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 27--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 81.3 82.9 1.6 83.2 5643Met Target

Science achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 94.8 94.2 -0.6 96.6 3561No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 87.4 80.3 -7.1 89.7 750Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 91.2 88.2 -3.0 93.5 340Declined
EL and Former EL---- 11--
Students w/ disabilities 84.0 70.5 -13.5 86.3 440Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 97.7 98.9 1.2 100.0 464Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 11--
Hispanic/Latino---- 9--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 9--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 94.9 93.6 -1.3 96.8 2811No Change

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 55.8 1,7813Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing 54.3 4393Typical Growth - High
High needs 52.9 5573Typical Growth - High
Econ. Disadvantaged 50.3 2403Typical Growth - High
EL and Former EL- 149--
Students w/ disabilities 51.8 2923Typical Growth - High
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 4--
Asian 58.6 2583Typical Growth - High
Afr. Amer./Black- 49--
Hispanic/Latino- 94--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 60--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.- 2--
White 54.8 1,3143Typical Growth - High

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 54.5 3533Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing 35.2 851Low Growth
High needs 44.8 692Typical Growth - Low
Econ. Disadvantaged 40.6 302Typical Growth - Low
EL and Former EL- 10--
Students w/ disabilities 41.1 432Typical Growth - Low
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.----
Asian 63.1 434Exceeded Typical Growth
Afr. Amer./Black- 9--
Hispanic/Latino- 9--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 10--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 53.6 2823Typical Growth - High

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 53.8 1,7813Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing 51.9 4423Typical Growth - High
High needs 50.7 5573Typical Growth - High
Econ. Disadvantaged 49.2 2382Typical Growth - Low
EL and Former EL- 149--
Students w/ disabilities 47.8 2932Typical Growth - Low
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 4--
Asian 60.2 2594Exceeded Typical Growth
Afr. Amer./Black- 50--
Hispanic/Latino- 94--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 60--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.- 2--
White 52.3 1,3123Typical Growth - High

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 61.0 3454Exceeded Typical Growth
Lowest Performing 51.5 843Typical Growth - High
High needs 62.5 674Exceeded Typical Growth
Econ. Disadvantaged 62.7 294Exceeded Typical Growth
EL and Former EL- 10--
Students w/ disabilities 61.3 414Exceeded Typical Growth
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.----
Asian 66.3 434Exceeded Typical Growth
Afr. Amer./Black- 9--
Hispanic/Latino- 8--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 10--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 60.2 2754Exceeded Typical Growth

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 95.5 92.9 -2.6 97.3 4070Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 88.8 84.2 -4.6 92.8 1140Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 84.5 84.7 0.2 88.6 722Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL---- 7--
Students w/ disabilities 84.0 81.5 -2.5 89.4 650Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 91.7 93.8 2.1 94.4 482Improved Below Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 9--
Hispanic/Latino---- 14--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 7--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 96.1 93.9 -2.2 98.0 3280Declined

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 96.5 98.4 1.9 98.1 3793Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 91.6 98.3 6.7 95.0 1164Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 93.0 98.3 5.3 96.6 584Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 7--
Students w/ disabilities 90.6 97.3 6.7 95.3 754Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 97.7 94.4 -3.3 99.9 360Declined
Afr. Amer./Black---- 10--
Hispanic/Latino---- 17--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 6--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 96.8 99.0 2.2 98.4 3104Exceeded Target

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 0.2 0.3 0.1 1.0 1,4793Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 0.7 1.2 0.5 1.0 3250Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 1.6 1.2 -0.4 1.4 1634Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 18--
Students w/ disabilities 0.5 1.6 1.1 1.0 1900Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1864Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 43--
Hispanic/Latino---- 51--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 29--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 0.3 0.3 0.0 1.0 1,1693Met Target

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 74.1 71.4 -2.7 79.0 1191No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL---- 119--
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 2018 Rate (%) 2019 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 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 5.1 4.7 -0.4 4.1 3,0912Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing 6.3 7.4 1.1 4.2 4440Declined
High needs 10.6 8.6 -2.0 8.8 1,0583Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 15.6 12.6 -3.0 13.2 4214Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 312--
Students w/ disabilities 9.4 9.7 0.3 7.0 5341No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 7--
Asian 6.5 3.1 -3.4 4.4 4514Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 100--
Hispanic/Latino---- 221--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 109--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 2--
White 3.9 4.4 0.5 2.7 2,2013Met Target

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 8.2 10.6 2.4 6.6 1,4930Declined
Lowest Performing 9.3 5.6 -3.7 4.0 904Exceeded Target
High needs 16.3 19.4 3.1 13.4 3770Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 19.2 31.5 12.3 14.7 1300Declined
EL and Former EL---- 67--
Students w/ disabilities 17.2 15.9 -1.3 13.7 2142Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 3.7 6.3 2.6 0.9 2064Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 54--
Hispanic/Latino---- 60--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 33--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 2--
White 8.5 10.6 2.1 6.7 1,1380Declined

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 93.5 92.2 -1.3 97.8 7204Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 78.7 78.8 0.1 86.0 1793Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 80.4 74.7 -5.7 87.8 790Declined
EL and Former EL---- 26--
Students w/ disabilities 71.3 71.4 0.1 78.3 982Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 97.6 96.8 -0.8 100.0 944Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 27--
Hispanic/Latino---- 28--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 16--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 93.5 92.1 -1.4 97.7 5544Exceeded Target

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 2,652 2,63699Yes 1 2,653 2,63499Yes 1 1,149 1,14099Yes 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 878 868 877 868 340 335 2,095 2,07199Yes1
Econ. Disadvantaged 393 390 391 387 156 154 940 93199Yes1
EL and Former EL 242 237 244 242 87 86 573 56599Yes1
Students w/ disabilities 480 476 479 473 188 184 1,147 1,13399Yes1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 5 5 5 5 2 2 12----
Asian 370 367 371 371 160 160 901 898100Yes1
Afr. Amer./Black 86 85 86 85 39 39 211 20999Yes1
Hispanic/Latino 171 171 172 172 45 45 388 388100Yes1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 93 93 93 93 37 37 223 223100Yes1
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 2 2 2 2-- 4----
White 1,925 1,913 1,924 1,906 866 857 4,715 4,67699Yes1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Byam SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Center Elementary SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Charles D HarringtonNot requiring assistance or intervention
Chelmsford HighNot requiring assistance or intervention
Col Moses Parker SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Community Education CenterInsufficient data
McCarthy Middle SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
South RowNot 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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