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2019 Official Accountability Report - Lowell High

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Lowell (01600000)
TITLE I STATUS
Title I School
SCHOOL
Lowell High (01600505)
GRADES SERVED
09,10,11,12
REGION
Coastal
FEDERAL DESIGNATION
Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI); Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI)

Accountability Information

Overall classificationRequiring assistance or intervention
Reason for classification
In need of focused/targeted support
Low subgroup performance: Asian -White -Students w/disabilities

Low participation rate: Students w/disabilities
Progress toward improvement targetsAccountability percentile
27% - Moderate progress toward targets12

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage31%24%
Weight40%60%
Cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage
(2018 x 40%) + (2019 x 60%)
27%
Moderate progress toward targets

2019 Points awarded

2019 Progress toward improvement targets
Indicator All students
(High school grades)
Lowest performing students
(High school grades)
Points earned Total possible points Weight % Points earned Total possible points Weight %
AchievementEnglish language arts achievement14-04-
Mathematics achievement24-34-
Science achievement14-04-
Achievement total41240.031267.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-04-
Mathematics growth14-04-
Growth total3820.00822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate04----
Extended engagement rate24----
Annual dropout rate04----
High school completion total21220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total0410.0---
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-24-
Advanced coursework completion04----
Additional indicators total0810.02410.0
Weighted total2.610.0-2.210.3-
Percentage of possible points 26%-21%-
2019 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage24%

2018 Points awarded

2018 Progress toward improvement targets
Indicator All students
(High school grades)
Lowest performing students
(High school grades)
Points earned Total possible points Weight % Points earned Total possible points Weight %
AchievementEnglish language arts achievement34-04-
Mathematics achievement34-14-
Science achievement14-04-
Achievement total71240.011267.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-14-
Mathematics growth24-04-
Growth total4820.01822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate24----
Extended engagement rate04----
Annual dropout rate44----
High school completion total61220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total3410.0---
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-04-
Advanced coursework completion24----
Additional indicators total2810.00410.0
Weighted total5.310.0-0.910.3-
Percentage of possible points 53%-9%-
2018 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage31%

Overall progress toward improvement targets

 20182019
Annual criterion-referenced target percentage70%22%
Weight40%60%
Cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage
(2018 x 40%) + (2019 x 60%)
41%
Moderate progress toward targets

2019 Points awarded

2019 Progress toward improvement targets
Indicator High needs Subgroup
(High school grades)
Points earned Total possible points Weight %
AchievementEnglish language arts achievement14-
Mathematics achievement14-
Science achievement14-
Achievement total31247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth14-
Mathematics growth14-
Growth total2822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate04-
Extended engagement rate24-
Annual dropout rate04-
High school completion total21220.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total---
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-
Advanced coursework completion04-
Additional indicators total0810.0
Weighted total2.310.7-
Percentage of possible points 22%-
2019 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage22%

2018 Points awarded

2018 Progress toward improvement targets
Indicator High needs Subgroup
(High school grades)
Points earned Total possible points Weight %
AchievementEnglish language arts achievement44-
Mathematics achievement44-
Science achievement34-
Achievement total111247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-
Mathematics growth14-
Growth total3822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate24-
Extended engagement rate24-
Annual dropout rate44-
High school completion total81220.0
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total---
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism04-
Advanced coursework completion04-
Additional indicators total0810.0
Weighted total7.510.7-
Percentage of possible points 70%-
2018 Annual criterion-referenced target percentage70%

Subgroup percentile

This group's overall performance relative to the performance of the same subgroup in schools serving similar grades
16

Detailed data for each indicator

English language arts achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 93.5 91.8 -1.7 95.3 6921No Change
Lowest Performing 82.0 76.7 -5.3 84.8 1450Declined
High needs 90.3 87.9 -2.4 92.8 4641No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 90.5 87.8 -2.7 92.6 3640Declined
EL and Former EL 86.4 82.4 -4.0 89.9 2610Declined
Students w/ disabilities 75.8 75.4 -0.4 78.9 651No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 96.8 96.1 -0.7 98.7 2411No Change
Afr. Amer./Black 92.9 87.2 -5.7 95.8 740Declined
Hispanic/Latino 87.4 85.9 -1.5 89.6 1741No Change
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 24--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 95.0 93.0 -2.0 96.7 1791No Change

Mathematics achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 84.3 84.7 0.4 86.9 6742Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing 51.5 54.5 3.0 55.3 1403Met Target
High needs 78.6 78.4 -0.2 81.0 4461No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 78.2 78.8 0.6 80.7 3502Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL 73.9 73.5 -0.4 79.4 2501No Change
Students w/ disabilities 51.2 55.6 4.4 55.1 623Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 91.7 91.8 0.1 95.0 2392Improved Below Target
Afr. Amer./Black 79.8 77.9 -1.9 84.1 701No Change
Hispanic/Latino 71.4 73.2 1.8 74.4 1683Met Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 23--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 87.9 88.2 0.3 89.7 1742Improved Below Target

Science achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2018 Achievement 2019 Achievement Change 2019 Target N Points Reason
All Students 81.8 80.7 -1.1 84.3 6131No Change
Lowest Performing 51.7 45.3 -6.4 54.3 1380Declined
High needs 75.4 73.1 -2.3 77.9 4021No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged 76.4 73.2 -3.2 79.1 3110Declined
EL and Former EL 69.9 67.0 -2.9 73.8 2370Declined
Students w/ disabilities 52.8 49.0 -3.8 56.0 510Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 88.4 86.8 -1.6 91.3 2271No Change
Afr. Amer./Black 77.3 70.5 -6.8 80.3 610Declined
Hispanic/Latino 68.0 69.2 1.2 71.6 1472Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 20--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 87.1 85.8 -1.3 89.8 1581No Change

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 41.5 5192Typical Growth - Low
Lowest Performing 24.3 1090Very Low Growth
High needs 39.8 3351Low Growth
Econ. Disadvantaged 39.9 2641Low Growth
EL and Former EL 37.6 1721Low Growth
Students w/ disabilities 36.5 481Low Growth
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.----
Asian 41.4 2082Typical Growth - Low
Afr. Amer./Black 45.4 472Typical Growth - Low
Hispanic/Latino 38.5 1321Low Growth
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 21--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 43.7 1112Typical Growth - Low

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP N Points Reason
All Students 36.5 5081Low Growth
Lowest Performing 26.0 1040Very Low Growth
High needs 34.7 3241Low Growth
Econ. Disadvantaged 34.3 2531Low Growth
EL and Former EL 34.1 1691Low Growth
Students w/ disabilities 27.2 430Very Low Growth
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.----
Asian 37.9 2071Low Growth
Afr. Amer./Black 44.5 462Typical Growth - Low
Hispanic/Latino 31.2 1261Low Growth
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 20--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.----
White 36.2 1091Low Growth

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 85.1 82.7 -2.4 88.1 7840Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 81.5 73.4 -8.1 85.3 4850Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 81.2 74.4 -6.8 85.5 4370Declined
EL and Former EL 70.5 55.7 -14.8 77.9 1400Declined
Students w/ disabilities 54.3 47.1 -7.2 62.4 850Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 91.8 91.1 -0.7 97.7 2570Declined
Afr. Amer./Black 85.9 79.6 -6.3 92.2 930Declined
Hispanic/Latino 73.7 65.5 -8.2 78.7 1740Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 14--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 86.5 86.9 0.4 89.5 2452Improved Below Target

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 86.3 88.9 2.6 89.5 7192Improved Below Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 83.6 86.3 2.7 88.1 5562Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged 83.7 86.1 2.4 88.3 5312Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL 78.0 75.1 -2.9 83.7 1730Declined
Students w/ disabilities 64.0 70.7 6.7 70.2 923Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 87.0 93.5 6.5 92.3 2314Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black 85.3 91.0 5.7 90.0 784Exceeded Target
Hispanic/Latino 80.0 77.6 -2.4 85.8 1560Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 9--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 92.4 91.8 -0.6 95.3 2440Declined

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 1.2 1.9 0.7 1.1 3,1240Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 1.9 2.9 1.0 1.7 1,8140Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 1.8 2.7 0.9 1.6 1,4610Declined
EL and Former EL 2.6 5.3 2.7 2.3 3590Declined
Students w/ disabilities 3.5 5.3 1.8 3.2 3010Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 2--
Asian 0.7 0.9 0.2 1.0 9953Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black 0.3 1.4 1.1 1.0 3570Declined
Hispanic/Latino 2.0 2.7 0.7 1.8 7870Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 81--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 1.4 2.3 0.9 1.3 9010Declined

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - High school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 26.1 22.5 -3.6 27.6 2930Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs-------
Econ. Disadvantaged-------
EL and Former EL 26.1 22.5 -3.6 27.6 2930Declined
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 - High school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 22.8 24.9 2.1 19.8 3,2730Declined
Lowest Performing 31.3 29.0 -2.3 24.4 1452Improved Below Target
High needs 29.5 31.2 1.7 25.9 2,2180Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 31.8 35.1 3.3 27.8 1,5320Declined
EL and Former EL 27.0 28.0 1.0 22.6 1,2310Declined
Students w/ disabilities 49.4 55.7 6.3 45.6 3340Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---- 1--
Asian 15.6 16.0 0.4 11.2 9791No Change
Afr. Amer./Black 15.6 14.6 -1.0 11.9 4102Improved Below Target
Hispanic/Latino 36.2 42.1 5.9 32.3 8690Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 90--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 21.4 22.9 1.5 17.8 9230Declined

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2018 Rate (%) 2019 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 74.1 72.0 -2.1 79.8 1,5260Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 63.0 60.5 -2.5 68.6 9490Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged 63.5 60.1 -3.4 69.2 7460Declined
EL and Former EL 56.9 52.5 -4.4 62.5 5030Declined
Students w/ disabilities 17.5 21.6 4.1 23.4 1342Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 84.3 84.5 0.2 90.5 4713Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black 71.4 63.7 -7.7 77.9 2040Declined
Hispanic/Latino 55.4 56.1 0.7 62.9 3692Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 34--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---- 1--
White 78.8 74.9 -3.9 84.2 4470Declined

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 748 73799Yes 1 745 72397Yes 1 745 72998Yes 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 518 507 514 492 514 499 1,546 1,49897Yes1
Econ. Disadvantaged 408 398 403 386 404 392 1,215 1,17697Yes1
EL and Former EL 298 293 296 283 296 287 890 86397Yes1
Students w/ disabilities 76 72 77 71 77 69 230 21293No2
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----------
Asian 245 245 245 243 245 244 735 732100Yes1
Afr. Amer./Black 82 80 81 77 82 82 245 23998Yes1
Hispanic/Latino 188 182 188 178 188 176 564 53695Yes1
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 24 24 23 23 23 23 70 70100Yes1
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----------
White 209 206 208 202 207 204 624 61298Yes1


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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