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2019 Official Accountability Report - Pioneer Charter School of Science (District)

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Pioneer Charter School of Science (District) (04940000)
TITLE I STATUS
Title I District
REGION
Coastal
GRADES SERVED
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
76% - Meeting or exceeding targets-

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage80%73%
Weight40%60%
Cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage
(2018 x 40%) + (2019 x 60%)
76%
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 achievement34-44-44-44-
Mathematics achievement44-34-14-04-
Science achievement04----44-34-
Achievement total71260.07867.591247.571290.0
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-34-34----
Mathematics growth34-34-44----
Growth total6820.06822.57822.5---
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 total4410.0---------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism44-44-44-44-
Advanced coursework completion------44----
Additional indicators total4410.04410.08810.04410.0
Weighted total6.29.6-6.57.6-8.310.7-6.711.2-
Percentage of possible points 65%-86%-78%-60%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan75%
Weight of non-high school results:71%
69%
Weight of high school results:29%
2019 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage73%

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 achievement24-44-14-44-
Mathematics achievement44-34-44-44-
Science achievement24----34-44-
Achievement total81260.07890.081247.5121267.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34----44-34-
Mathematics growth34----44-44-
Growth total6820.0---8822.57822.5
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 total0410.0---------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism44-44-44-44-
Advanced coursework completion------04----
Additional indicators total4410.04410.04810.04410.0
Weighted total6.49.6-6.77.6-8.010.7-10.110.3-
Percentage of possible points 67%-88%-75%-98%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan78%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
87%
Weight of high school results:30%
2018 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage80%

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage79%46%
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 achievement04-44-
Mathematics achievement34-14-
Science achievement04-34-
Achievement total31267.581247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-34-
Mathematics growth34-44-
Growth total5822.57822.5
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 absenteeism44-44-
Advanced coursework completion---44-
Additional indicators total4410.08810.0
Weighted total3.610.3-7.810.7-
Percentage of possible points 35%-73%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan35%
Weight of non-high school results:71%
73%
Weight of high school results:29%
2019 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage46%

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 achievement44-34-
Science achievement34-34-
Achievement total101267.561247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-44-
Mathematics growth34-44-
Growth total6822.58822.5
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 absenteeism44-44-
Advanced coursework completion---04-
Additional indicators total4410.04810.0
Weighted total8.510.3-7.310.7-
Percentage of possible points 83%-68%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan83%
Weight of non-high school results:70%
68%
Weight of high school results:30%
2018 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage79%

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 504.0 504.5 0.5 505.0 3813Met Target
Lowest Performing 480.7 486.3 5.6 484.8 464Exceeded Target
High needs 502.4 501.1 -1.3 503.4 2720Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 184--
EL and Former EL---- 178--
Students w/ disabilities---- 39--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 8--
Asian---- 25--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 94--
Hispanic/Latino---- 115--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 137--

English language arts achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 97.1 98.6 1.5 98.4 554Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 100.0 98.8 -1.2 100.0 204Exceeded Target
High needs 94.4 97.9 3.5 96.3 364Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 18--
EL and Former EL---- 22--
Students w/ disabilities---- 8--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 7--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 16--
Hispanic/Latino---- 21--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 8--

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 504.1 507.1 3.0 505.1 3814Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 480.8 484.5 3.7 484.0 463Met Target
High needs 503.2 505.0 1.8 504.5 2723Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 184--
EL and Former EL---- 178--
Students w/ disabilities---- 39--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 8--
Asian---- 25--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 94--
Hispanic/Latino---- 115--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 137--

Mathematics achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 97.5 95.9 -1.6 99.1 551No Change
Lowest Performing 99.0 92.5 -6.5 100.0 200Declined
High needs 95.4 93.8 -1.6 97.4 361No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 18--
EL and Former EL---- 22--
Students w/ disabilities---- 8--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 7--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 16--
Hispanic/Latino---- 21--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 8--

Science achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - Non-high school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 83.0 70.4 -12.6 85.2 1310Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 81.1 67.3 -13.8 84.4 840Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 67--
EL and Former EL---- 33--
Students w/ disabilities---- 15--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 6--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 37--
Hispanic/Latino---- 44--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 40--

Science achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 96.5 97.6 1.1 98.2 534Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 99.0 93.8 -5.2 100.0 203Met Target
High needs 94.2 96.4 2.2 96.8 353Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 17--
EL and Former EL---- 22--
Students w/ disabilities---- 7--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian---- 7--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 15--
Hispanic/Latino---- 20--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 8--

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 50.8 2933Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing 53.2 463Typical Growth - High
High needs 48.7 2052Typical Growth - Low
Econ. Disadvantaged- 150--
EL and Former EL- 117--
Students w/ disabilities- 28--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 4--
Asian- 19--
Afr. Amer./Black- 64--
Hispanic/Latino- 90--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White- 114--

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 54.2 513Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing- 17--
High needs 51.7 333Typical Growth - High
Econ. Disadvantaged- 17--
EL and Former EL- 21--
Students w/ disabilities- 5--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 2--
Asian- 7--
Afr. Amer./Black- 14--
Hispanic/Latino- 19--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White- 8--

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 57.2 2933Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing 50.9 463Typical Growth - High
High needs 57.4 2053Typical Growth - High
Econ. Disadvantaged- 150--
EL and Former EL- 117--
Students w/ disabilities- 28--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 4--
Asian- 19--
Afr. Amer./Black- 64--
Hispanic/Latino- 90--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White- 114--

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 70.5 514Exceeded Typical Growth
Lowest Performing- 17--
High needs 65.2 334Exceeded Typical Growth
Econ. Disadvantaged- 17--
EL and Former EL- 21--
Students w/ disabilities- 5--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 2--
Asian- 7--
Afr. Amer./Black- 14--
Hispanic/Latino- 19--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White- 8--

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 97.5 93.9 -3.6 98.6 330Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 96.8 90.0 -6.8 100.0 200Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 19--
EL and Former EL---- 6--
Students w/ disabilities---- 4--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 6--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 7--
Hispanic/Latino---- 10--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White---- 9--

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 98.2 100.0 1.8 99.2 404Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 314Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 27--
EL and Former EL---- 3--
Students w/ disabilities---- 5--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian---- 3--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 19--
Hispanic/Latino---- 7--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 11--

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1984Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1064Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 69--
EL and Former EL---- 14--
Students w/ disabilities---- 21--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 6--
Asian---- 31--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 54--
Hispanic/Latino---- 53--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 1--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White---- 52--

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 37.9 54.6 16.7 40.1 1414Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL---- 141--
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 1.7 1.9 0.2 0.6 5254Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 2.2 0.0 -2.2 0.0 464Exceeded Target
High needs 1.6 1.9 0.3 0.0 3774Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 213--
EL and Former EL---- 253--
Students w/ disabilities---- 54--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 9--
Asian---- 27--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 136--
Hispanic/Latino---- 159--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 4--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 190--

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 5.0 2.3 -2.7 3.9 2134Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 4.2 0.0 -4.2 0.2 204Exceeded Target
High needs 6.6 3.9 -2.7 3.5 1274Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 61--
EL and Former EL---- 60--
Students w/ disabilities---- 25--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 6--
Asian---- 30--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 61--
Hispanic/Latino---- 58--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 56--

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 71.4 81.6 10.2 74.1 874Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 63.3 73.3 10.0 69.9 454Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 35--
EL and Former EL---- 14--
Students w/ disabilities---- 9--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 4--
Asian---- 17--
Afr. Amer./Black---- 21--
Hispanic/Latino---- 17--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White---- 28--

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 436 436100Yes 1 436 436100Yes 1 186 186100Yes 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 308 308 308 308 120 120 736 736100Yes1
Econ. Disadvantaged 202 202 202 202 85 85 489 489100Yes1
EL and Former EL 200 200 200 200 55 55 455 455100Yes1
Students w/ disabilities 47 47 47 47 23 23 117 117100Yes1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 10 10 10 10 4 4 24----
Asian 32 32 32 32 13 13 77 77100Yes1
Afr. Amer./Black 110 110 110 110 53 53 273 273100Yes1
Hispanic/Latino 136 136 136 136 65 65 337 337100Yes1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 3 3 3 3 3 3 9----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----------
White 145 145 145 145 48 48 338 338100Yes1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Pioneer Charter School of ScienceNot 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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