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2019 Official Accountability Report - Palmer

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Palmer (02270000)
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
36% - Moderate progress toward targets-

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage38%34%
Weight40%60%
Cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage
(2018 x 40%) + (2019 x 60%)
36%
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 achievement04-24-44-44-
Science achievement04----44----
Achievement total01260.02867.5121247.58867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth14-14-34-24-
Mathematics growth14-14-34-24-
Growth total2820.02822.56822.54822.5
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 total0410.0---------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism14-14-14-44-
Advanced coursework completion------04----
Additional indicators total1410.01410.01810.04410.0
Weighted total0.59.6-1.97.6-8.610.7-6.77.6-
Percentage of possible points 5%-25%-80%-88%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan15%
Weight of non-high school results:72%
84%
Weight of high school results:28%
2019 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage34%

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 achievement34-14-04-04-
Mathematics achievement04-24-04-04-
Science achievement44----14----
Achievement total71267.53867.511247.50867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-14-04-
Mathematics growth24-24-24-04-
Growth total4822.54822.53822.50822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------34----
Extended engagement rate------44----
Annual dropout rate------44----
High school completion total------111220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism14-04-44-04-
Advanced coursework completion------04----
Additional indicators total1410.00410.04810.00410.0
Weighted total5.710.3-2.97.6-3.810.7-0.07.6-
Percentage of possible points 55%-38%-36%-0%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan47%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
18%
Weight of high school results:30%
2018 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage38%

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage35%24%
Weight40%60%
Cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage
(2018 x 40%) + (2019 x 60%)
28%
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 achievement04-44-
Science achievement04-44-
Achievement total01267.5121247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth14-24-
Mathematics growth14-24-
Growth total2822.54822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---04-
Extended engagement rate---04-
Annual dropout rate---34-
High school completion total---31220.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism24-04-
Advanced coursework completion---04-
Additional indicators total2410.00810.0
Weighted total0.710.3-7.210.7-
Percentage of possible points 7%-67%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan7%
Weight of non-high school results:72%
67%
Weight of high school results:28%
2019 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage24%

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 achievement14-04-
Mathematics achievement04-04-
Science achievement34-34-
Achievement total41267.531247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-14-
Mathematics growth24-14-
Growth total4822.52822.5
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 total3.610.3-3.910.7-
Percentage of possible points 35%-36%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan35%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
36%
Weight of high school results:30%
2018 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage35%

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 497.9 494.2 -3.7 499.1 6490Declined
Lowest Performing 474.5 472.0 -2.5 478.2 1190Declined
High needs 490.2 487.0 -3.2 491.3 3640Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 492.4 488.5 -3.9 493.4 3130Declined
EL and Former EL---- 32--
Students w/ disabilities---- 128--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 15--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 19--
Hispanic/Latino---- 74--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 41--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 499.1 495.5 -3.6 500.4 4990Declined

English language arts achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 93.4 98.1 4.7 94.9 794Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 86.9 96.3 9.4 89.0 204Exceeded Target
High needs 87.8 95.2 7.4 89.8 314Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 91.9 96.0 4.1 93.8 254Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 2--
Students w/ disabilities---- 11--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 3--
Hispanic/Latino---- 3--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 5--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 94.1 98.9 4.8 95.7 664Exceeded Target

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 490.6 488.2 -2.4 491.9 6520Declined
Lowest Performing 469.0 469.6 0.6 471.7 1202Improved Below Target
High needs 483.9 482.2 -1.7 484.9 3660Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 485.6 483.1 -2.5 486.8 3140Declined
EL and Former EL---- 32--
Students w/ disabilities---- 130--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 15--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 19--
Hispanic/Latino---- 75--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 41--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 492.2 489.5 -2.7 493.3 5010Declined

Mathematics achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 81.3 91.8 10.5 83.1 794Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 57.1 80.0 22.9 59.9 204Exceeded Target
High needs 70.2 82.3 12.1 72.5 314Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 75.7 85.0 9.3 78.4 254Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 2--
Students w/ disabilities---- 11--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 3--
Hispanic/Latino---- 3--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 5--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 81.6 93.2 11.6 83.4 664Exceeded Target

Science achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - Non-high school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 70.3 58.6 -11.7 72.1 2360Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 61.7 48.2 -13.5 64.0 1260Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 63.8 50.0 -13.8 66.1 1100Declined
EL and Former EL---- 10--
Students w/ disabilities---- 52--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 7--
Hispanic/Latino---- 26--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 13--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 71.7 60.0 -11.7 73.6 1880Declined

Science achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 84.4 89.7 5.3 86.2 734Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 75.0 80.4 5.4 77.3 284Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 76.7 81.5 4.8 79.0 234Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 2--
Students w/ disabilities---- 9--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 3--
Hispanic/Latino---- 3--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 3--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 84.4 91.5 7.1 86.3 624Exceeded Target

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 38.3 5101Low Growth
Lowest Performing 37.3 1161Low Growth
High needs 38.3 2731Low Growth
Econ. Disadvantaged 37.8 2331Low Growth
EL and Former EL- 22--
Students w/ disabilities- 88--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.----
Asian- 10--
Afr. Amer./Black- 12--
Hispanic/Latino- 57--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 28--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 38.0 4031Low Growth

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 51.8 683Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing 44.8 202Typical Growth - Low
High needs 46.4 232Typical Growth - Low
Econ. Disadvantaged 46.5 202Typical Growth - Low
EL and Former EL- 2--
Students w/ disabilities- 6--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.----
Asian- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black- 3--
Hispanic/Latino- 2--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 3--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 53.4 583Typical Growth - High

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 37.5 5101Low Growth
Lowest Performing 38.1 1171Low Growth
High needs 38.4 2741Low Growth
Econ. Disadvantaged 38.4 2341Low Growth
EL and Former EL- 22--
Students w/ disabilities- 89--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.----
Asian- 10--
Afr. Amer./Black- 12--
Hispanic/Latino- 57--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 28--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 37.6 4031Low Growth

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 57.7 673Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing 46.5 202Typical Growth - Low
High needs 44.0 222Typical Growth - Low
Econ. Disadvantaged- 19--
EL and Former EL- 2--
Students w/ disabilities- 5--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.----
Asian- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black- 3--
Hispanic/Latino- 2--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 3--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 59.0 573Typical Growth - High

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 86.0 81.4 -4.6 87.8 970Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 71.4 67.9 -3.5 75.4 530Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 74.3 73.0 -1.3 78.4 370Declined
EL and Former EL---- 4--
Students w/ disabilities---- 24--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 2--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 2--
Hispanic/Latino---- 7--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 4--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 90.8 82.7 -8.1 92.7 810Declined

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 90.3 91.9 1.6 91.9 863Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 83.9 83.3 -0.6 87.3 420Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 85.7 88.6 2.9 89.3 352Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL---- 1--
Students w/ disabilities---- 23--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 1--
Afr. Amer./Black-------
Hispanic/Latino---- 6--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 3--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 91.0 96.1 5.1 92.6 764Exceeded Target

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 2.0 1.1 -0.9 1.8 3704Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 3.0 2.5 -0.5 2.7 1623Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 2.0 2.5 0.5 1.8 1210Declined
EL and Former EL---- 6--
Students w/ disabilities---- 72--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 11--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 13--
Hispanic/Latino---- 28--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 10--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 1.0 1.3 0.3 1.0 3070Declined

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 63.6 54.5 -9.1 66.3 220Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL---- 22--
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 10.6 10.7 0.1 9.6 9231No Change
Lowest Performing 14.2 14.2 0.0 12.1 1201No Change
High needs 15.9 15.4 -0.5 14.1 5452Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 19.1 17.8 -1.3 16.7 4382Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL---- 45--
Students w/ disabilities---- 177--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 19--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 32--
Hispanic/Latino---- 116--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 60--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 8.3 7.8 -0.5 7.1 6952Improved Below Target

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 16.6 16.8 0.2 15.0 3521No Change
Lowest Performing 33.3 20.0 -13.3 28.0 204Exceeded Target
High needs 25.9 30.5 4.6 23.0 1640Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 29.8 34.5 4.7 25.3 1130Declined
EL and Former EL---- 9--
Students w/ disabilities---- 67--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 10--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 13--
Hispanic/Latino---- 28--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 9--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 14.3 14.4 0.1 12.5 2911No Change

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 69.5 64.5 -5.0 73.8 1860Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 45.9 42.7 -3.2 53.2 820Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 51.6 49.2 -2.4 59.0 650Declined
EL and Former EL---- 5--
Students w/ disabilities---- 31--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian---- 7--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 6--
Hispanic/Latino---- 17--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 72.0 65.6 -6.4 76.2 1540Declined

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 734 72899Yes 1 734 731100Yes 1 317 316100Yes 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 401 395 400 397 159 158 960 95099Yes1
Econ. Disadvantaged 342 338 341 339 137 136 820 81399Yes1
EL and Former EL 34 34 34 34 12 12 80 80100Yes1
Students w/ disabilities 143 139 143 141 64 64 350 34498Yes1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 1 1 1 1-- 2----
Asian 17 17 17 17 4 4 38----
Afr. Amer./Black 22 22 22 22 10 10 54 54100Yes1
Hispanic/Latino 78 77 78 78 29 29 185 18499Yes1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 46 46 46 46 18 18 110 110100Yes1
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----------
White 570 565 570 567 256 255 1,396 1,38799Yes1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Old Mill PondNot requiring assistance or intervention
Palmer HighNot 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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