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2019 Official Accountability Report - Gardner

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Gardner (01030000)
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
Moderate progress toward targets
Progress toward improvement targetsAccountability percentile
45% - Moderate progress toward targets-

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage43%46%
Weight40%60%
Cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage
(2018 x 40%) + (2019 x 60%)
45%
Moderate 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 achievement04-04-44-44-
Mathematics achievement14-24-44-44-
Science achievement34----44----
Achievement total41260.02867.5121247.58867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-34-24-
Mathematics growth24-24-44-24-
Growth total4820.04822.57822.54822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------24----
Extended engagement rate------04----
Annual dropout rate------04----
High school completion total------21220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total4410.0---------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-04-24-04-
Advanced coursework completion------04----
Additional indicators total0410.00410.02810.00410.0
Weighted total3.69.6-2.37.6-7.910.7-6.37.6-
Percentage of possible points 38%-30%-74%-83%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan34%
Weight of non-high school results:72%
78%
Weight of high school results:28%
2019 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage46%

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 achievement24-24-04-04-
Mathematics achievement34-44-04-04-
Science achievement04----04----
Achievement total51260.06867.501247.50867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-24-04-
Mathematics growth34-34-24-04-
Growth total5820.05822.54822.50822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------04----
Extended engagement rate------34----
Annual dropout rate------44----
High school completion total------71220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total1410.0---------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-04-04-44-
Advanced coursework completion------44----
Additional indicators total0410.00410.04810.04410.0
Weighted total4.19.6-5.27.6-2.710.7-0.47.6-
Percentage of possible points 43%-68%-25%-5%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan56%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
15%
Weight of high school results:30%
2018 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage43%

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage51%36%
Weight40%60%
Cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage
(2018 x 40%) + (2019 x 60%)
42%
Moderate 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 achievement04-44-
Mathematics achievement14-44-
Science achievement14-44-
Achievement total21267.5121247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-34-
Mathematics growth24-34-
Growth total4822.56822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---04-
Extended engagement rate---04-
Annual dropout rate---14-
High school completion total---11220.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-24-
Advanced coursework completion---04-
Additional indicators total0410.02810.0
Weighted total2.310.3-7.510.7-
Percentage of possible points 22%-70%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan22%
Weight of non-high school results:72%
70%
Weight of high school results:28%
2019 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage36%

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 achievement34-04-
Mathematics achievement44-04-
Science achievement14-04-
Achievement total81267.501247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-14-
Mathematics growth34-24-
Growth total5822.53822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---24-
Extended engagement rate---14-
Annual dropout rate---44-
High school completion total---71220.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-04-
Advanced coursework completion---44-
Additional indicators total0410.04810.0
Weighted total6.510.3-2.510.7-
Percentage of possible points 63%-23%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan63%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
23%
Weight of high school results:30%
2018 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage51%

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 487.4 486.8 -0.6 488.6 1,1150Declined
Lowest Performing 466.6 465.4 -1.2 470.3 2000Declined
High needs 482.5 481.4 -1.1 483.6 7450Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 482.9 481.9 -1.0 483.9 6360Declined
EL and Former EL---- 115--
Students w/ disabilities 471.9 471.0 -0.9 473.2 2790Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 22--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 27--
Hispanic/Latino---- 242--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 105--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 489.3 489.2 -0.1 490.6 7181No Change

English language arts achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 91.0 95.3 4.3 92.5 1494Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 75.0 85.2 10.2 77.1 324Exceeded Target
High needs 86.7 92.2 5.5 88.7 864Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 88.2 95.0 6.8 90.1 704Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 6--
Students w/ disabilities 78.6 77.8 -0.8 80.8 271No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 4--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 4--
Hispanic/Latino---- 18--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 8--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 92.0 95.1 3.1 93.6 1134Exceeded Target

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 486.1 486.1 0.0 487.4 1,1121No Change
Lowest Performing 463.1 464.9 1.8 465.8 1992Improved Below Target
High needs 481.0 480.8 -0.2 482.0 7431No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 481.3 481.2 -0.1 482.5 6341No Change
EL and Former EL---- 115--
Students w/ disabilities 470.0 469.8 -0.2 471.6 2791No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 22--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 27--
Hispanic/Latino---- 242--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 105--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 488.0 488.2 0.2 489.1 7152Improved Below Target

Mathematics achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 73.5 86.0 12.5 75.3 1434Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 30.6 50.8 20.2 33.4 304Exceeded Target
High needs 65.1 78.4 13.3 67.4 824Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 67.6 82.6 15.0 70.3 664Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 6--
Students w/ disabilities 44.9 50.0 5.1 47.5 254Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 4--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 4--
Hispanic/Latino---- 17--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 7--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 77.3 85.9 8.6 79.1 1104Exceeded Target

Science achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - Non-high school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 58.7 60.2 1.5 60.5 3343Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 52.7 52.4 -0.3 55.0 2271No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 51.7 53.6 1.9 54.0 1873Met Target
EL and Former EL---- 32--
Students w/ disabilities 44.0 42.0 -2.0 46.3 911No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 9--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 5--
Hispanic/Latino---- 67--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 28--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 64.0 64.2 0.2 65.9 2252Improved Below Target

Science achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 76.3 84.1 7.8 78.1 1404Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 66.4 76.3 9.9 68.7 794Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 66.4 79.2 12.8 68.7 664Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 4--
Students w/ disabilities 52.3 58.7 6.4 54.6 264Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 3--
Hispanic/Latino---- 16--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 8--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 79.9 84.1 4.2 81.8 1104Exceeded Target

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 42.0 8572Typical Growth - Low
Lowest Performing 40.9 2002Typical Growth - Low
High needs 40.1 5632Typical Growth - Low
Econ. Disadvantaged 40.3 4702Typical Growth - Low
EL and Former EL- 74--
Students w/ disabilities 40.3 2182Typical Growth - Low
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 1--
Asian- 15--
Afr. Amer./Black- 16--
Hispanic/Latino- 158--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 87--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 43.3 5802Typical Growth - Low

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 56.4 1173Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing 43.2 212Typical Growth - Low
High needs 55.9 593Typical Growth - High
Econ. Disadvantaged 55.1 503Typical Growth - High
EL and Former EL- 4--
Students w/ disabilities- 14--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 1--
Asian- 3--
Afr. Amer./Black- 2--
Hispanic/Latino- 14--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 7--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 58.8 903Typical Growth - High

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 46.1 8552Typical Growth - Low
Lowest Performing 43.5 1992Typical Growth - Low
High needs 44.4 5622Typical Growth - Low
Econ. Disadvantaged 44.4 4702Typical Growth - Low
EL and Former EL- 74--
Students w/ disabilities 42.3 2182Typical Growth - Low
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 1--
Asian- 15--
Afr. Amer./Black- 16--
Hispanic/Latino- 159--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 87--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 46.1 5772Typical Growth - Low

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 61.0 1184Exceeded Typical Growth
Lowest Performing 40.2 202Typical Growth - Low
High needs 51.3 613Typical Growth - High
Econ. Disadvantaged 51.8 503Typical Growth - High
EL and Former EL- 5--
Students w/ disabilities- 14--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 1--
Asian- 3--
Afr. Amer./Black- 2--
Hispanic/Latino- 15--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 7--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 62.4 904Exceeded Typical Growth

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 81.6 82.5 0.9 83.4 1432Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 76.4 74.7 -1.7 80.4 870Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 77.1 75.3 -1.8 81.2 770Declined
EL and Former EL---- 5--
Students w/ disabilities 60.0 59.4 -0.6 65.4 320Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 3--
Hispanic/Latino---- 17--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 9--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 81.7 84.8 3.1 83.6 1124Exceeded Target

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 87.9 84.9 -3.0 89.5 1520Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 82.6 80.9 -1.7 86.0 1100Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 82.6 81.9 -0.7 86.2 1050Declined
EL and Former EL---- 4--
Students w/ disabilities 78.8 65.7 -13.1 83.5 350Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 8--
Hispanic/Latino---- 15--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 5--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 87.1 85.0 -2.1 88.7 1200Declined

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 1.6 2.5 0.9 1.4 5950Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 2.4 2.3 -0.1 2.2 3041No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 2.2 2.4 0.2 2.0 2530Declined
EL and Former EL---- 14--
Students w/ disabilities 4.0 1.8 -2.2 3.6 1104Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 14--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 20--
Hispanic/Latino---- 82--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 31--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 4460Declined

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 44.2 52.2 8.0 45.8 674Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL---- 67--
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 17.8 19.0 1.2 16.8 1,5600Declined
Lowest Performing 18.5 22.0 3.5 16.4 2000Declined
High needs 22.2 22.9 0.7 20.4 1,0720Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 25.2 25.2 0.0 22.8 8231No Change
EL and Former EL---- 171--
Students w/ disabilities 20.4 20.9 0.5 18.0 3581No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 34--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 36--
Hispanic/Latino---- 356--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 132--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 16.1 15.7 -0.4 14.9 1,0002Improved Below Target

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 28.7 28.2 -0.5 27.1 5992Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing 37.0 46.9 9.9 31.7 320Declined
High needs 37.4 36.8 -0.6 34.5 3672Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 41.8 39.7 -2.1 37.3 2672Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL---- 53--
Students w/ disabilities 38.8 43.1 4.3 35.3 1300Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 5--
Asian---- 16--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 23--
Hispanic/Latino---- 112--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 27--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 26.9 28.7 1.8 25.1 4150Declined

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 74.3 63.7 -10.6 78.6 2510Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 60.3 49.6 -10.7 67.6 1350Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 62.6 53.2 -9.4 70.0 1110Declined
EL and Former EL---- 20--
Students w/ disabilities 38.9 29.5 -9.4 45.9 440Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 7--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 7--
Hispanic/Latino---- 47--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 6--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 75.9 67.6 -8.3 80.1 1820Declined

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 1,276 1,26699Yes 1 1,270 1,25999Yes 1 494 48999Yes 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 842 833 839 829 321 319 2,002 1,98199Yes1
Econ. Disadvantaged 714 705 711 701 263 261 1,688 1,66799Yes1
EL and Former EL 125 123 125 125 40 40 290 28899Yes1
Students w/ disabilities 312 308 311 306 122 121 745 73599Yes1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 3 3 3 2 2 2 8----
Asian 27 27 27 27 14 14 68 68100Yes1
Afr. Amer./Black 31 31 31 31 9 9 71 71100Yes1
Hispanic/Latino 264 261 263 262 87 87 614 61099Yes1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 114 113 114 112 38 36 266 26198Yes1
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 0- 0- 0- 0----
White 837 831 832 825 344 341 2,013 1,99799Yes1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Elm Street SchoolRequiring assistance or intervention
Gardner Academy for Learning and TechnologyInsufficient data
Gardner HighNot requiring assistance or intervention
Gardner Middle SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Waterford StreetInsufficient data

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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