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2016 Massachusetts District Report Card Overview
ABINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT (00010000)
Peter G Schafer, Superintendent
171 Adams St , Abington, MA 02351
Phone: 781.982.2150
Website: http://www.abingtonps.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 district's performance. For the full report card containing additional data contact the district 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 http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/help/data.aspx.


How is our district doing overall?
Accountability & assistance levels
Level3
One or more schools in the district classified into Level 3

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.

Overall progress in narrowing gaps

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

All studentsDid Not Meet Target
High needs studentsDid Not Meet Target
Economically disadvantaged-
Students with disabilitiesDid Not Meet Target
English language learners & former ELLsDid Not Meet Target
District determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention
Needs Technical Assistance (NTA)

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 - Provisional (districts with insufficient data) to Needs Substantial Intervention (Level 5 districts). The determination, which also incorporates compliance measures, 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 district's achievement over time compare to the state?

The transitional Composite Performance Index (CPI) is a number from 1-100 that represents the extent to which all students are progressing toward proficiency in a given subject. When all students demonstrate proficiency on MCAS and/or PARCC tests, the CPI will be 100. Our district's transitional CPIs for 2013-2016 are below.



English language artsMathematicsScience
2013201420152016
2013201420152016
2013201420152016
Our District
86.9 87.0 87.5 88.9
78.6 78.7 79.1 81.1
74.5 75.5 77.4 78.4
Massachusetts
86.8 86.7 86.8 87.2
80.8 80.3 80.7 81.5
79.0 79.6 79.4 78.8


How does our district's growth compare to the state?

Transitional Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) measure gains in student achievement from year to year. SGPs between 40 and 60 represent moderate growth. Our district's median SGPs for 2016 are below. (Note: Growth values are truncated.)

English language artsMathematics
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Our district  52.0  54.0
Massachusetts  50.0  50.0
How does our district's enrollment compare to the state?

Total enrollment
Our district
Massachusetts
1,934953,429
Our districtMassachusetts
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
Economically disadvantaged students
380 19.6
260,998 27.4
Students with disabilities
259 13.2
165,560 17.2
English language learners
48 2.5
85,762 9.0


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

General information
Our district
Massachusetts
Teachers (#)
129.9
72,384.1
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
98.8
96.3
Average class size (#)
21.6
18.0
Student : teacher ratio
14.9 to 1
13.2 to 1


How is our district doing on other important measures?

Attendance
Our district
Massachusetts
2016 Attendance rate (%)
95.3
94.9
2016 Average days absent per student (#)
8.0
8.8
2016 Chronic absenteeism rate (%)
9.0
12.3
Discipline


2016 In-school suspension rate (%)
2.1
1.9
2016 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
1.1
2.9
High school completion
Our district
Massachusetts
2014 5-year graduation rate (%)
85.1
88.5
2015 4-year graduation rate (%)
92.4
87.3
2015 annual dropout rate (%)
1.9
1.9
2014 graduates attending institutions of higher education* (%)
70.4
76.2
2016 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
24.6
40.6
2016 Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
56.1
66.5
2016 SAT average score - Reading
520
509
2016 SAT average score - Writing
498
497
2016 SAT average score - Math
516
522
2015 MassCore** - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
57.3
72.3
*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 district?
 
What are our schools' accountability and assistance levels?

SchoolSchool typeStudent enrollmentAccountability &
assistance level

Center Elementary SchoolEarly Elementary School 182Insufficient data
Beaver Brook Elementary SchoolElementary School 633Level 3
Woodsdale Elementary SchoolElementary School 334Level 2
Frolio Middle SchoolMiddle School 334Level 2
Abington HighHigh School 451Level 1

To view our district's full report card, visit http://profiles.doe.mass.edu. For more information about report card data, visit our Profiles Help page.
Published by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education