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2015 Accountability Data - Nessacus Regional Middle School

Organization Information
District:Central Berkshire (06350000)School type:Middle School
School:Nessacus Regional Middle School (06350305)Grades served:06,07,08
Region:Berkshires +Title I status:Title I School (TA)
Accountability and Assistance Level:Level 2
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Progress and Performance Index (PPI) Subgroup Data
View Detailed 2015 Data for Each Indicator Points Awarded
2012 2013 2014 2015
English Language ArtsNarrowing proficiency gaps (Composite Performance Index)75252550
Growth (Student Growth Percentiles)75752575
Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)00025
Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more)025025
MathematicsNarrowing proficiency gaps (Composite Performance Index)75752550
Growth (Student Growth Percentiles)50757575
Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)250250
Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more)00025
ScienceNarrowing proficiency gaps (Composite Performance Index)50252550
Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)00250
Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more)00025
High SchoolAnnual dropout rate----
Cohort graduation rate----
Extra credit for dropout re-engagement (2 or more)----
Points awarded for narrowing proficiency gaps, growth, and high school indicators325275175300
Points awarded for extra credit252550100
Total points awarded350300225400
Number of proficiency gap narrowing, growth, and high school indicators5555
Annual PPI = (Total points / Number of indicators)70604580
Cumulative PPI = (2012*1 + 2013*2 + 2014*3 + 2015*4) / 10Did Not Meet Target65
Subgroup Percentiles
This group's overall performance relative to the performance of the same subgroup statewide in the same school type33
This group's overall performance relative to the performance of all subgroups statewide in the same school type73
Assessment Participation 2012 2013 2014 2015
English Language Arts100%100%99%98%

How Annual and Cumulative PPIs are Calculated
The annual PPI is a measure of the improvement that a group makes toward its own targets over a two-year period on up to seven different indicators. Groups are eligible for an annual PPI if a sufficient number of students were assessed (20 for schools, 25 for subgroups) in English language arts and mathematics in the most recent year and one of the two prior years. A group is awarded 0, 25, 50, 75, or 100 points based on the amount of improvement it makes from one year to the next:
100Above Target25No ChangeA group can earn extra credit for: reducing the percentage of students scoring Warning/Failing and/or by increasing the percentage of students scoring Advanced by 10% or more on ELA, mathematics, or science tests; reengaging 2 or more dropouts; and/or demonstrating high growth in English language proficiency. An additional 25 points for meeting each of these goals is added to the total number of points awarded.
75On Target0Declined
50Improved Below Target-Insufficient Data
The annual PPI is calculated by dividing the total number of points awarded by the number of indicators (up to seven). The cumulative PPI is the average of a group's annual PPIs over the most recent four year period, weighting later years the most (1-2-3-4). A group is assigned a cumulative PPI if it has three annual PPIs. While a group's annual PPI can exceed 100 points, the cumulative PPI is always reported on a 100-point scale. For a group to be considered to be making progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, its cumulative PPI must be 75 or higher.
In 2015 Massachusetts began reporting on the "economically disadvantaged" subgroup, which comprises students who are eligible for state support programs, and stopped reporting on the low income subgroup, membership of which was based on family applications for free/reduced price lunch. In accordance with this transition, no 2015 annual PPI has been calculated for the economically disadvantaged subgroup and a hold harmless provision has been applied to the calculation of the 2015 annual PPI for the high needs subgroup. The high needs group's 2015 annual PPI was compared to its 2014 annual PPI, and the higher of the two annual PPIs was assigned and used in the 2015 cumulative PPI calculation. A 2015 annual PPI with an asterisk (*) on this page signals that the 2014 annual PPI was higher than the 2015 annual PPI, and was used for both 2014 and 2015 in the cumulative PPI calculation.

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