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2019 Official Accountability Report - Westford

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Westford (03260000)
TITLE I STATUS
Non-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
Meeting or exceeding targets
Progress toward improvement targetsAccountability percentile
80% - Meeting or exceeding targets-

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage79%81%
Weight40%60%
Cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage
(2018 x 40%) + (2019 x 60%)
80%
Meeting or exceeding 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 achievement34-24-44-44-
Mathematics achievement44-44-44-14-
Science achievement44----44----
Achievement total111260.06867.5121247.55867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-34-44-24-
Mathematics growth34-34-44-24-
Growth total6820.06822.58822.54822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------44----
Extended engagement rate------44----
Annual dropout rate------34----
High school completion total------111220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total4410.0---------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism44-44-44-04-
Advanced coursework completion------24----
Additional indicators total4410.04410.06810.00410.0
Weighted total8.69.6-5.87.6-10.310.7-4.37.6-
Percentage of possible points 90%-76%-96%-57%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan83%
Weight of non-high school results:63%
77%
Weight of high school results:37%
2019 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage81%

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 achievement44-24-44-44-
Mathematics achievement44-34-44-34-
Science achievement44----44----
Achievement total121260.05867.5121247.57867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-24-34-14-
Mathematics growth34-34-24-14-
Growth total6820.05822.55822.52822.5
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 total3410.0---------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism44-24-44-44-
Advanced coursework completion------04----
Additional indicators total4410.02410.04810.04410.0
Weighted total9.19.6-4.77.6-9.210.7-5.67.6-
Percentage of possible points 95%-62%-86%-74%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan79%
Weight of non-high school results:60%
80%
Weight of high school results:40%
2018 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage79%

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage52%64%
Weight40%60%
Cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage
(2018 x 40%) + (2019 x 60%)
59%
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 achievement14-44-
Mathematics achievement34-14-
Science achievement34-34-
Achievement total71267.581247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-34-
Mathematics growth34-34-
Growth total5822.56822.5
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 total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism24-04-
Advanced coursework completion---44-
Additional indicators total2410.04810.0
Weighted total6.110.3-7.610.7-
Percentage of possible points 59%-71%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan59%
Weight of non-high school results:63%
71%
Weight of high school results:37%
2019 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage64%

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 achievement44-04-
Science achievement14-04-
Achievement total91267.501247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-24-
Mathematics growth24-24-
Growth total4822.54822.5
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 total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism44-04-
Advanced coursework completion---04-
Additional indicators total4410.00810.0
Weighted total7.410.3-2.310.7-
Percentage of possible points 72%-21%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan72%
Weight of non-high school results:60%
21%
Weight of high school results:40%
2018 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage52%

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 511.5 511.7 0.2 512.7 2,3213Met Target
Lowest Performing 490.2 492.5 2.3 493.9 4552Improved Below Target
High needs 496.6 496.1 -0.5 497.7 5591No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 499.5 498.9 -0.6 500.5 1490Declined
EL and Former EL---- 114--
Students w/ disabilities 490.5 491.3 0.8 491.8 3813Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 4--
Asian 518.2 518.1 -0.1 519.2 6874Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 22--
Hispanic/Latino---- 47--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 81--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 508.8 509.1 0.3 510.1 1,4802Improved Below 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 99.2 99.4 0.2 100.0 4514Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 98.2 98.6 0.4 100.0 1104Exceeded Target
High needs 95.9 97.5 1.6 97.9 894Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 96.9 97.4 0.5 98.8 292Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL---- 10--
Students w/ disabilities 94.2 96.5 2.3 96.4 653Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 99.7 99.8 0.1 100.0 1054Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 5--
Hispanic/Latino---- 10--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 21--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 99.1 99.5 0.4 100.0 3104Exceeded Target

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 513.3 515.6 2.3 514.6 2,3174Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 491.0 496.3 5.3 493.7 4534Exceeded Target
High needs 499.4 500.4 1.0 500.4 5573Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 499.0 501.6 2.6 500.2 1484Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 114--
Students w/ disabilities 492.7 494.8 2.1 494.3 3803Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 4--
Asian 525.0 526.8 1.8 526.9 6874Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 22--
Hispanic/Latino---- 47--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 80--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 508.8 511.0 2.2 509.9 1,4774Exceeded Target

Mathematics achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 98.4 97.7 -0.7 100.0 4514Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 95.0 92.9 -2.1 97.8 1091No Change
High needs 90.9 88.9 -2.0 93.2 901No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 94.3 95.8 1.5 97.0 303Met Target
EL and Former EL---- 10--
Students w/ disabilities 88.4 84.6 -3.8 91.0 650Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 1054Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 5--
Hispanic/Latino---- 10--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 21--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 98.0 97.5 -0.5 99.8 3104Exceeded Target

Science achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - Non-high school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 86.9 88.0 1.1 88.7 7964Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 72.7 73.5 0.8 75.0 1793Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 68.8 70.8 2.0 71.1 483Met Target
EL and Former EL---- 35--
Students w/ disabilities 70.0 67.7 -2.3 72.3 1161No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian 90.9 92.5 1.6 93.4 2294Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 3--
Hispanic/Latino---- 15--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 16--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 85.2 86.2 1.0 87.1 5313Met Target

Science achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 98.2 98.6 0.4 100.0 4434Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 90.8 93.5 2.7 93.1 853Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 96.4 97.1 0.7 98.7 263Met Target
EL and Former EL---- 8--
Students w/ disabilities 88.4 91.5 3.1 90.7 623Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 99.2 99.8 0.6 100.0 1044Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 4--
Hispanic/Latino---- 9--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 19--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 97.9 98.5 0.6 99.8 3074Exceeded Target

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 52.8 1,8733Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing 50.1 4553Typical Growth - High
High needs 47.7 4302Typical Growth - Low
Econ. Disadvantaged 48.0 1142Typical Growth - Low
EL and Former EL- 80--
Students w/ disabilities 45.7 2972Typical Growth - Low
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 2--
Asian 57.6 5423Typical Growth - High
Afr. Amer./Black- 17--
Hispanic/Latino- 31--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 62--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 50.6 1,2193Typical Growth - High

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 61.5 4224Exceeded Typical Growth
Lowest Performing 42.3 1062Typical Growth - Low
High needs 51.1 713Typical Growth - High
Econ. Disadvantaged 50.6 203Typical Growth - High
EL and Former EL- 6--
Students w/ disabilities 49.1 512Typical Growth - Low
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.----
Asian 69.4 1004Exceeded Typical Growth
Afr. Amer./Black- 5--
Hispanic/Latino- 7--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 17--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 60.2 2934Exceeded Typical Growth

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 56.3 1,8673Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing 58.9 4533Typical Growth - High
High needs 56.4 4263Typical Growth - High
Econ. Disadvantaged 55.3 1133Typical Growth - High
EL and Former EL- 80--
Students w/ disabilities 55.9 2943Typical Growth - High
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 2--
Asian 59.3 5423Typical Growth - High
Afr. Amer./Black- 17--
Hispanic/Latino- 31--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 61--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 54.7 1,2143Typical Growth - High

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 61.2 4214Exceeded Typical Growth
Lowest Performing 47.6 1052Typical Growth - Low
High needs 53.6 713Typical Growth - High
Econ. Disadvantaged 49.5 202Typical Growth - Low
EL and Former EL- 6--
Students w/ disabilities 52.6 513Typical Growth - High
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.----
Asian 65.5 1004Exceeded Typical Growth
Afr. Amer./Black- 5--
Hispanic/Latino- 7--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 17--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 60.1 2924Exceeded Typical Growth

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 97.1 98.0 0.9 98.9 3934Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 84.6 88.7 4.1 88.6 623Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 87.2 88.2 1.0 91.3 342Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL---- 2--
Students w/ disabilities 76.1 83.3 7.2 81.5 364Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 98.6 100.0 1.4 100.0 834Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 4--
Hispanic/Latino---- 3--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 14--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 96.4 97.6 1.2 98.3 2894Exceeded Target

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 99.0 99.3 0.3 100.0 4074Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 97.1 96.2 -0.9 100.0 783Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 96.4 97.4 1.0 100.0 393Met Target
EL and Former EL---- 5--
Students w/ disabilities 97.8 93.5 -4.3 100.0 460Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 704Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 4--
Hispanic/Latino---- 5--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 21--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 99.4 99.0 -0.4 100.0 3073Met Target

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 0.1 0.1 0.0 1.0 1,7113Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 0.5 0.0 -0.5 1.0 2544Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 784Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 11--
Students w/ disabilities 0.6 0.0 -0.6 1.0 1764Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 3654Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 13--
Hispanic/Latino---- 26--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 63--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 0.1 0.1 0.0 1.0 1,2443Met Target

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 86.0 93.2 7.2 87.0 444Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL---- 44--
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 3.2 3.2 0.0 2.2 3,0324Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 3.9 3.5 -0.4 1.8 4564Exceeded Target
High needs 7.3 6.6 -0.7 5.5 7532Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 12.0 11.1 -0.9 9.6 1712Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL---- 179--
Students w/ disabilities 8.8 8.5 -0.3 6.4 4852Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 4--
Asian 1.7 1.8 0.1 0.0 8864Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 27--
Hispanic/Latino---- 64--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 111--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 3.5 3.7 0.2 2.3 1,9403Met Target

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 4.4 5.4 1.0 2.8 1,7484Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 4.5 12.7 8.2 0.0 1100Declined
High needs 12.6 17.8 5.2 9.7 3030Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 14.3 32.0 17.7 9.8 750Declined
EL and Former EL---- 37--
Students w/ disabilities 14.7 17.5 2.8 11.2 2120Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 1.4 1.3 -0.1 0.0 3954Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 16--
Hispanic/Latino---- 35--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 66--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 5.2 6.5 1.3 3.4 1,2344Exceeded Target

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 71.3 72.3 1.0 75.6 8732Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 28.8 39.1 10.3 36.1 1384Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 43.6 44.2 0.6 51.0 432Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL---- 13--
Students w/ disabilities 18.7 33.3 14.6 25.7 934Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 97.7 93.8 -3.9 100.0 1784Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 5--
Hispanic/Latino---- 17--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 31--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 64.6 66.5 1.9 68.8 6422Improved Below 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 2,790 2,783100Yes 1 2,788 2,779100Yes 1 1,254 1,250100Yes 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 665 659 664 658 274 271 1,603 1,58899Yes1
Econ. Disadvantaged 182 179 181 179 79 78 442 43699Yes1
EL and Former EL 135 135 135 135 47 47 317 317100Yes1
Students w/ disabilities 452 447 452 446 184 181 1,088 1,07499Yes1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 4 4 4 4 2 2 10----
Asian 796 796 796 796 334 334 1,926 1,926100Yes1
Afr. Amer./Black 27 27 27 27 8 8 62 62100Yes1
Hispanic/Latino 57 57 57 57 25 25 139 139100Yes1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 102 102 101 101 37 37 240 240100Yes1
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----------
White 1,804 1,797 1,803 1,794 848 844 4,455 4,435100Yes1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Abbot ElementaryNot requiring assistance or intervention
Blanchard MiddleNot requiring assistance or intervention
Col John RobinsonInsufficient data
Day ElementaryNot requiring assistance or intervention
John A. Crisafulli Elementary SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Millennium ElementaryInsufficient data
NabnassetInsufficient data
Rita E. Miller Elementary SchoolInsufficient data
Stony Brook SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Westford AcademyNot 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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