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2018 Official Accountability Report - Westford Academy

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Westford (03260000)
TITLE I STATUS
Non-Title I School
SCHOOL
Westford Academy (03260505)
GRADES SERVED
09,10,11,12
REGION
Coastal
FEDERAL DESIGNATION
-

Accountability Information

Overall classificationNot requiring assistance or intervention
Reason for classification
Meeting targets
Progress toward improvement targetsAccountability percentile
81% - Meeting targets89

Overall results

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 achievement44-44-
Mathematics achievement44-34-
Science achievement44-34-
Achievement total121247.5101267.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth34-14-
Mathematics growth24-14-
Growth total5822.52822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate44----
Extended engagement rate34----
Annual dropout rate44----
High school completion total111220.0---
Progress toward attaining English language proficiencyEnglish language proficiency total------
Additional indicatorsChronic absenteeism44-44-
Advanced coursework completion04----
Additional indicators total4810.04410.0
Weighted total9.410.7-7.610.3-
Percentage of possible points 88%-74%-
Criterion-referenced target percentage81%
Meeting targets

Subgroup results

Progress toward improvement targets
Indicator High needs Subgroup
(High school grades)
Points earned Total possible points Weight %
AchievementEnglish language arts achievement14-
Mathematics achievement14-
Science achievement04-
Achievement total21247.5
GrowthEnglish language arts growth24-
Mathematics growth24-
Growth total4822.5
High school completionFour-year cohort graduation rate14-
Extended engagement rate34-
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 total3.510.7-
Percentage of possible points 33%-
Criterion-referenced target percentage33%
Partially meeting targets
Subgroup percentile
This group's overall performance relative to the performance of the same subgroup in schools administering similar assessments 78

Detailed data for each indicator

English language arts achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 99.9 99.5 -0.4 100.0 4264Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 99.8 98.2 -1.6 100.0 1104Exceeded Target
High needs 99.6 97.3 -2.3 100.0 741No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 24--
EL and Former EL---- 8--
Students w/ disabilities 99.5 96.0 -3.5 100.0 500Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 884Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 2--
Hispanic/Latino---- 7--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 16--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 99.9 99.4 -0.5 100.0 3134Exceeded Target

Mathematics achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 99.2 98.7 -0.5 100.0 4234Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 96.7 95.0 -1.7 98.7 1103Met Target
High needs 94.5 92.4 -2.1 96.7 721No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 22--
EL and Former EL---- 7--
Students w/ disabilities 93.9 90.3 -3.6 96.9 493Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 884Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 2--
Hispanic/Latino---- 7--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 16--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 98.9 98.5 -0.4 100.0 3104Exceeded Target

Science achievement - legacy MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) - High school
Group 2017 Achievement 2018 Achievement Change 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 99.1 98.6 -0.5 100.0 4164Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 96.9 94.7 -2.2 99.0 1093Met Target
High needs 95.6 92.6 -3.0 97.9 680Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 21--
EL and Former EL---- 3--
Students w/ disabilities 94.3 90.8 -3.5 96.6 493Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 99.7 99.7 0.0 100.0 884Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 2--
Hispanic/Latino---- 6--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 13--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 98.9 98.3 -0.6 100.0 3074Exceeded Target

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 51.2 50.0 4003Met Target
Lowest Performing 37.1 50.0 1051Below Target
High needs 45.3 50.0 662Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged-- 21--
EL and Former EL-- 4--
Students w/ disabilities 42.6 50.0 472Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian 61.5 50.0 864Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black-- 2--
Hispanic/Latino-- 5--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 11--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 48.5 50.0 2962Below Target

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2018 Mean SGP 2018 Target N Points Reason
All Students 42.5 50.0 4012Below Target
Lowest Performing 33.9 50.0 1061Below Target
High needs 42.9 50.0 662Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged-- 21--
EL and Former EL-- 4--
Students w/ disabilities 40.3 50.0 462Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-----
Asian 51.3 50.0 863Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black-- 2--
Hispanic/Latino-- 5--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 12--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-----
White 40.6 50.0 2962Below Target

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 98.6 98.8 0.2 99.8 4004Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 93.4 93.0 -0.4 96.6 711No Change
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 36--
EL and Former EL---- 5--
Students w/ disabilities 92.3 89.7 -2.6 96.9 390Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 100.0 98.6 -1.4 100.0 704Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 4--
Hispanic/Latino---- 5--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 21--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 98.7 98.7 0.0 100.0 3004Exceeded Target

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2015 Rate (%) 2016 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 97.9 99.0 1.1 98.9 4143Met Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 96.8 96.7 -0.1 99.6 613Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 27--
EL and Former EL---- 2--
Students w/ disabilities 94.4 97.4 3.0 97.9 393Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 100.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 714Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black-------
Hispanic/Latino---- 6--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 23--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 97.2 99.4 2.2 98.3 3144Exceeded Target

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2016 Rate (%) 2017 Rate (%) Change Target (%) N Points Reason
All Students 0.2 0.1 0.1 1.0 1,6764Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 0.9 0.5 0.4 1.0 2204Exceeded Target
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 60--
EL and Former EL---- 12--
Students w/ disabilities 1.2 0.6 0.6 1.1 1614Exceeded Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 3444Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 12--
Hispanic/Latino---- 19--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 60--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 0.2 0.1 0.1 1.0 1,2414Exceeded Target

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 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 - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 4.3 4.0 0.3 3.3 1,7174Exceeded Target
Lowest Performing 4.4 3.6 0.8 0.0 1104Exceeded Target
High needs 8.4 10.9 -2.5 5.7 2650Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 70--
EL and Former EL---- 32--
Students w/ disabilities 8.7 12.2 -3.5 4.8 1720Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 2.0 1.1 0.9 0.0 3654Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 14--
Hispanic/Latino---- 28--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 62--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 4.7 4.7 0.0 3.4 1,2484Exceeded Target

Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2017 Rate (%) 2018 Rate (%) Change Target N Points Reason
All Students 77.9 71.2 -6.7 81.1 8310Declined
Lowest Performing-------
High needs 47.0 21.2 -25.8 55.0 1040Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged---- 33--
EL and Former EL---- 7--
Students w/ disabilities 41.1 17.8 -23.3 48.6 730Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-------
Asian 90.9 97.7 6.8 96.6 1734Exceeded Target
Afr. Amer./Black---- 7--
Hispanic/Latino---- 9--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.---- 27--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-------
White 74.4 64.6 -9.8 77.4 6150Declined

Assessment participation
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 432 42999Yes 1 430 42499Yes 1 432 430100Yes 1
Lowest Performing---------------
High needs 77 7699Yes 1 75 7296Yes 1 77 7699Yes 1
Econ. Disadvantaged 24 24100Yes 1 23 2296Yes 1 24 24100Yes 1
EL and Former EL 9---- 9---- 9----
Students w/ disabilities 52 5198Yes 1 50 4998Yes 1 52 52100Yes 1
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---------------
Asian 88 88100Yes 1 88 88100Yes 1 88 88100Yes 1
Afr. Amer./Black 2---- 2---- 2----
Hispanic/Latino 7---- 7---- 7----
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 17---- 16---- 17----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---------------
White 318 31599Yes 1 317 31198Yes 1 318 31699Yes 1


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 without required assistance or intervention. The reason(s) for the district or school's classification are noted on this report.

Progress toward improvement targets: The criterion-referenced target percentage combines information about 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 criterion-referenced target percentage of 75% or higher.

The 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)

Weighted total of possible points = (Total achievement possible points x Achievement weight) + (Total growth possible points x Growth weight) + (Total high school completion possible points x high school completion weight) + (EL progress possible points x EL progress weight) + (Total additional indicator possible points x Additional indicator weight)

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 data for all accountability indicators. School percentiles are not calculated for districts.

Determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention: The U.S. Department of Education requires Massachusetts to determine which districts (including single school districts) have specific needs for technical assistance or intervention in the area of special education. A district's determination is based on four categories: Meets Requirements (MR); Needs Assistance (NA); Needs Intervention (NI); and Needs Substantial Intervention (NSI). In most cases these categories correspond to the district's results, except when the district has specific compliance needs. This designation helps signal whether outcomes for all students in the district indicate progress, including that of students with disabilities, or whether technical assistance and/or intervention is needed to improve outcomes for all children, especially students with disabilities.


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