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2015 Massachusetts School Report Card Overview
FRANKLIN COUNTY TECHNICAL (08180605)
Franklin County Regional Vocational Technical Public School District (08180000) 82 Industrial Blvd , Turners Falls, MA 01376
Shawn Rickan, Principal Phone: 413.863.9561
Grades Served: 09,10,11,12 Website: http://www.fcts.org

Report cards help parents/guardians and the general public see where schools and districts are succeeding and where there is still work to do. This report card overview answers important questions about our school's performance. For the full report card containing additional data contact the school's principal or visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s website at http://profiles.doe.mass.edu. For more information about report card data, visit our Profiles Help page.



How is our school doing overall?
Accountability and assistance levels
Our school
Level2
Not meeting gap narrowing goals
Our district
Level2
Not meeting gap narrowing goals

Most schools are assigned a level from 1-5, with those meeting their proficiency gap-narrowing goals in Level 1 and the lowest performing in Levels 4 and 5. A district is typically assigned a level based on the level of its lowest performing school. Placing schools and districts into levels helps districts know which schools need more support, and helps the state know which districts need the most assistance. More information is available here: http://www.mass.gov/ese/accountability.

School percentile

School percentiles (1-99) indicate how a school is performing overall compared to other schools that serve the same or similar grades. Our school's percentile is below.

Percentile
Lowest performingHighest performing

Overall progress in narrowing gaps

Massachusetts aims to reduce proficiency gaps by half between 2011 and 2017.

All studentsDid Not Meet Target
High needs studentsMet Target
Economically disadvantaged-
Students with disabilitiesMet Target
English language learners & former ELLs-
District determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention
Meets Requirements-At Risk (MRAR)

Districts, including single school districts, are assigned a determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention. These determinations, which are typically based on the district's accountability and assistance level, range from Meets Requirements (Level 1 districts) to Needs Substantial Intervention (Level 5 districts). The determination level, which incorporates compliance measures also, helps to identify whether the Department will require districts to take additional actions to support improved outcomes for all children, especially students with disabilities.




How does our school's achievement over time compare to the district and the state?

Students scoring proficient or above on Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), 2012-2015

English language artsMathematicsScience
2012201320142015
2012201320142015
2012201320142015
Our school
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High Schools in our district
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High Schools in MA
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How does our school's growth compare to the district and the state?

Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) measure gains in student achievement from year to year. SGPs between 40 and 60 represent moderate growth. Our school's median SGPs for 2015 are below. (Note: Growth values are truncated.)

English language artsMathematics
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Our school   39.5    49.5
Our district  39.5  49.5
Massachusetts  50.0  50.0


How does our school's enrollment compare to the district and the state?

Total enrollment
Our school
Our district
Our state
519519955,844
Our
school
High Schools in our districtHigh Schools in MA
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
#

%
Economically disadvantaged students
165 31.8
165 31.8
56,653 21.8
Students with disabilities
14928.7
149 28.7
41,669 16.1
English language learners
0 0.0
0 0.0
14,527 5.6


How do our school's teachers and classrooms compare to the district and the state?

General information
Our
school

High Schools in our district
High Schools in MA
Teachers (#)
57.3
57.3
20,328.0
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
97.7
97.7
96.3
Average class size (#)
12.6
-
-
Student : teacher ratio
9.1 to 1
9.1 to 1
12.8 to 1

How is our school doing on other important measures?

Attendance
Our
school

High Schools in our district
High Schools in MA
2015 Attendance rate (%)
93.3
93.3
93.4
2015 Average days absent per student (#)
11.5
11.5
11.2
2015 Chronic absenteeism rate (%)
19.2
19.2
18.3
Discipline



2015 In-school suspension rate (%)
10.5
10.5
3.4
2015 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
10.7
10.7
4.7
High school completion
Our school
Our district
Our state
2013 5-year graduation rate (%)
95.6
95.6
87.7
2014 4-year graduation rate (%)
90.2
90.2
86.1
2014 annual dropout rate (%)
1.5
1.5
2.0
2013 graduates attending institutions of higher education* (%)
42.7
42.7
76.6
2015 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
0.0
0.0
39.7
2015 Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
-
-
66.3
2015 SAT average score - Reading
472
472
508
2015 SAT average score - Writing
455
455
497
2015 SAT average score - Math
483
483
521
2014 MassCore** - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
96.4
96.4
72.4
*Postsecondary enrollment data includes any student enrolling in an institution of higher education within 16 months of earning a high school diploma
**MassCore: 4 years of English & math, 3 years of history & lab-based science, 2 years of a foreign language, 1 year of arts & 5 additional "core" courses

What else should you know about our school?
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Published by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education