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2019 Official Accountability Report - Acton-Boxborough

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Acton-Boxborough (06000000)
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
Meeting or exceeding targets
Progress toward improvement targetsAccountability percentile
85% - Meeting or exceeding targets-

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage88%83%
Weight40%60%
Cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage
(2018 x 40%) + (2019 x 60%)
85%
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 achievement44-44-44-34-
Science achievement44----44----
Achievement total111260.06867.5121247.57867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-34-34-24-
Mathematics growth34-34-34-24-
Growth total6820.06822.56822.54822.5
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 total1410.0---------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism44-44-44-44-
Advanced coursework completion------24----
Additional indicators total4410.04410.06810.04410.0
Weighted total8.39.6-5.87.6-9.710.7-6.07.6-
Percentage of possible points 87%-76%-91%-79%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan81%
Weight of non-high school results:64%
85%
Weight of high school results:36%
2019 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage83%

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 achievement44-44-44-44-
Mathematics achievement44-44-44-34-
Science achievement34----44----
Achievement total111260.08867.5121247.57867.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-34-44-24-
Mathematics growth34-34-44-34-
Growth total6820.06822.58822.55822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate------34----
Extended engagement rate------34----
Annual dropout rate------34----
High school completion total------91220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total3410.0---------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-14-44-44-
Advanced coursework completion------24----
Additional indicators total0410.01410.06810.04410.0
Weighted total8.19.6-6.97.6-9.910.7-6.37.6-
Percentage of possible points 84%-91%-93%-83%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan88%
Weight of non-high school results:60%
88%
Weight of high school results:40%
2018 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage88%

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage64%71%
Weight40%60%
Cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage
(2018 x 40%) + (2019 x 60%)
68%
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 achievement34-44-
Mathematics achievement34-14-
Science achievement34-34-
Achievement total91267.581247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-34-
Mathematics growth34-34-
Growth total6822.56822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate---24-
Extended engagement rate---04-
Annual dropout rate---44-
High school completion total---61220.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism44-24-
Advanced coursework completion---24-
Additional indicators total4410.04810.0
Weighted total7.810.3-6.810.7-
Percentage of possible points 76%-64%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan76%
Weight of non-high school results:64%
64%
Weight of high school results:36%
2019 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage71%

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 achievement44-44-
Mathematics achievement34-34-
Science achievement14-24-
Achievement total81267.591247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-24-
Mathematics growth34-34-
Growth total6822.55822.5
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 absenteeism04-14-
Advanced coursework completion---24-
Additional indicators total0410.03810.0
Weighted total6.810.3-6.510.7-
Percentage of possible points 66%-61%-
Percentage of possible points by gradespan66%
Weight of non-high school results:60%
61%
Weight of high school results:40%
2018 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage64%

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 513.1 512.9 -0.2 514.3 2,5873Met Target
Lowest Performing 490.3 492.6 2.3 494.0 5052Improved Below Target
High needs 499.4 499.4 0.0 500.5 8343Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 497.4 495.0 -2.4 498.4 2000Declined
EL and Former EL---- 312--
Students w/ disabilities 493.0 492.4 -0.6 494.3 4940Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 8--
Asian 522.1 521.7 -0.4 523.1 9034Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 74--
Hispanic/Latino---- 134--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 93--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 4--
White 509.7 509.6 -0.1 511.0 1,3713Met 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 99.5 99.8 0.3 100.0 4364Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 98.9 99.8 0.9 100.0 1044Exceeded Target
High needs 97.4 98.7 1.3 99.4 784Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 100.0 99.2 -0.8 100.0 314Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 17--
Students w/ disabilities 97.9 99.4 1.5 100.0 444Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 99.8 99.8 0.0 100.0 1454Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 8--
Hispanic/Latino---- 15--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 24--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 100.0 99.9 -0.1 100.0 2434Exceeded Target

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 512.5 513.9 1.4 513.8 2,5834Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 485.6 489.8 4.2 488.3 5054Exceeded Target
High needs 498.4 499.8 1.4 499.4 8323Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 492.9 490.5 -2.4 494.1 1980Declined
EL and Former EL---- 311--
Students w/ disabilities 491.5 491.3 -0.2 493.1 4933Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 8--
Asian 526.3 528.2 1.9 528.2 9014Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 74--
Hispanic/Latino---- 135--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 93--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 4--
White 507.0 507.8 0.8 508.1 1,3683Met Target

Mathematics achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 98.0 98.0 0.0 99.8 4344Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 95.3 96.6 1.3 98.1 1033Met Target
High needs 91.0 89.3 -1.7 93.3 771No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 88.0 94.2 6.2 90.7 304Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 17--
Students w/ disabilities 88.8 83.5 -5.3 91.4 440Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 99.8 99.7 -0.1 100.0 1444Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 7--
Hispanic/Latino---- 15--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 25--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 99.2 97.8 -1.4 100.0 2424Exceeded Target

Science achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - Non-high school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 86.1 86.8 0.7 87.9 9234Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 71.1 72.6 1.5 73.4 2773Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 65.6 63.7 -1.9 67.9 711No Change
EL and Former EL---- 84--
Students w/ disabilities 68.6 68.7 0.1 70.9 1823Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian 94.5 93.0 -1.5 97.0 3234Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 30--
Hispanic/Latino---- 43--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 29--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 82.8 86.0 3.2 84.7 4954Exceeded 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 98.8 0.6 100.0 4164Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 91.9 93.6 1.7 94.2 703Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 26--
EL and Former EL---- 14--
Students w/ disabilities 89.4 89.0 -0.4 91.7 411No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 99.6 99.6 0.0 100.0 1394Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 8--
Hispanic/Latino---- 11--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 22--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 98.5 98.3 -0.2 100.0 2354Exceeded Target

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 52.5 2,0763Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing 50.6 5053Typical Growth - High
High needs 50.1 6243Typical Growth - High
Econ. Disadvantaged 48.7 1562Typical Growth - Low
EL and Former EL- 214--
Students w/ disabilities 47.5 3882Typical Growth - Low
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 7--
Asian 56.7 7173Typical Growth - High
Afr. Amer./Black- 56--
Hispanic/Latino- 108--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 71--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.- 4--
White 50.1 1,1133Typical Growth - High

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 59.3 4063Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing 46.2 992Typical Growth - Low
High needs 53.5 663Typical Growth - High
Econ. Disadvantaged 55.5 273Typical Growth - High
EL and Former EL- 15--
Students w/ disabilities 49.4 362Typical Growth - Low
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 1--
Asian 60.6 1374Exceeded Typical Growth
Afr. Amer./Black- 8--
Hispanic/Latino- 11--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 20--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 57.7 2293Typical Growth - High

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 57.9 2,0753Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing 54.6 5013Typical Growth - High
High needs 54.9 6233Typical Growth - High
Econ. Disadvantaged 48.1 1562Typical Growth - Low
EL and Former EL- 215--
Students w/ disabilities 51.5 3883Typical Growth - High
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 7--
Asian 63.1 7194Exceeded Typical Growth
Afr. Amer./Black- 56--
Hispanic/Latino- 110--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 71--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.- 4--
White 55.6 1,1083Typical Growth - High

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 57.3 4053Typical Growth - High
Lowest Performing 46.7 982Typical Growth - Low
High needs 51.8 653Typical Growth - High
Econ. Disadvantaged 51.0 263Typical Growth - High
EL and Former EL- 15--
Students w/ disabilities 48.3 362Typical Growth - Low
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.- 1--
Asian 62.3 1364Exceeded Typical Growth
Afr. Amer./Black- 7--
Hispanic/Latino- 11--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 21--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 55.0 2293Typical Growth - High

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 95.8 96.1 0.3 97.6 4603Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 86.2 86.4 0.2 90.2 1252Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 83.3 83.0 -0.3 87.4 531No Change
EL and Former EL---- 9--
Students w/ disabilities 83.7 84.9 1.2 89.1 862Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 97.5 98.3 0.8 100.0 1184Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 9--
Hispanic/Latino---- 19--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 24--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 95.7 96.5 0.8 97.6 2893Met Target

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 98.8 97.7 -1.1 100.0 4773Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 96.7 93.1 -3.6 100.0 1300Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 92.0 92.6 0.6 95.6 542Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL---- 9--
Students w/ disabilities 96.6 91.8 -4.8 100.0 980Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 99.1 99.2 0.1 100.0 1184Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 5--
Hispanic/Latino---- 18--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 10--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 99.1 97.2 -1.9 100.0 3253Met Target

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 0.5 0.2 -0.3 1.0 1,8274Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 2.0 1.1 -0.9 1.8 2714Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 2.2 1.1 -1.1 2.0 874Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 14--
Students w/ disabilities 2.8 0.6 -2.2 2.5 1794Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 4--
Asian 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 5594Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 37--
Hispanic/Latino---- 59--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 80--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 0.6 0.2 -0.4 1.0 1,0884Exceeded Target

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 76.7 74.7 -2.0 81.6 1581No Change
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL---- 158--
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 5.6 3.3 -2.3 4.6 3,3974Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 4.9 2.8 -2.1 2.8 5074Exceeded Target
High needs 9.6 5.7 -3.9 7.8 1,0974Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 16.7 8.2 -8.5 14.3 2334Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 476--
Students w/ disabilities 7.2 5.9 -1.3 4.8 5932Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 8--
Asian 5.4 3.2 -2.2 3.3 1,1494Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 89--
Hispanic/Latino---- 212--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 138--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 4--
White 5.2 3.2 -2.0 4.0 1,7974Exceeded Target

Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 5.4 4.6 -0.8 3.8 1,8824Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 5.3 3.8 -1.5 0.0 1064Exceeded Target
High needs 13.5 13.4 -0.1 10.6 3652Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 16.1 13.4 -2.7 11.6 1122Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL---- 84--
Students w/ disabilities 16.4 18.0 1.6 12.9 2110Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 3--
Asian 3.5 2.8 -0.7 0.7 6004Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 37--
Hispanic/Latino---- 83--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 89--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 6.0 4.9 -1.1 4.2 1,0704Exceeded Target

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 66.7 68.3 1.6 71.0 9382Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 30.8 36.5 5.7 38.1 1592Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 39.7 51.5 11.8 47.1 684Exceeded Target
EL and Former EL---- 32--
Students w/ disabilities 18.9 15.1 -3.8 25.9 860Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian 87.4 92.2 4.8 91.8 2954Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 19--
Hispanic/Latino---- 37--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 35--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 59.8 60.2 0.4 64.0 5502Improved 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 3,056 3,047100Yes 1 3,055 3,042100Yes 1 1,373 1,367100Yes 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 943 936 944 934 369 364 2,256 2,23499Yes1
Econ. Disadvantaged 242 242 242 240 108 107 592 58999Yes1
EL and Former EL 353 353 354 353 110 109 817 815100Yes1
Students w/ disabilities 545 538 546 537 232 227 1,323 1,30298Yes1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 9 9 9 9 3 3 21----
Asian 1,055 1,055 1,054 1,052 469 467 2,578 2,574100Yes1
Afr. Amer./Black 85 84 85 83 38 38 208 20599Yes1
Hispanic/Latino 161 160 163 162 64 64 388 38699Yes1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 118 118 119 119 54 54 291 291100Yes1
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 4 4 4 4 1 1 9----
White 1,624 1,617 1,621 1,613 744 740 3,989 3,970100Yes1

School Accountability Information
School Accountability classification
Acton-Boxborough Regional HighNot requiring assistance or intervention
Blanchard Memorial SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
C.T. Douglas Elementary SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Carol Huebner Early Childhood ProgramInsufficient data
Luther Conant SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
McCarthy-Towne SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Merriam SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Paul P Gates Elementary SchoolNot requiring assistance or intervention
Raymond J Grey Junior 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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