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This report card contains information required by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for our school and district including: student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, and the progress our school is making toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.

Enrollment and Educator Data (2013-14 School Year)

About the Data
Enrollment (2013-14)
 School District State
256 13,504 955,739
Race/Ethnicity (%)
African American or Black 0.8 1.7 8.7
Asian 4.3 1.7 6.1
Hispanic or Latino 90.2 90.6 17.0
Multi-race, Non-Hispanic 0.8 0.4 2.9
Native American 0.0 0.0 0.2
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.0 0.0 0.1
White 3.9 5.7 64.9
Gender (%)
Male 40.2 52.0 51.2
Female 59.8 48.0 48.8
Selected Populations (%)
English Language Learner 25.0 28.2 7.9
Low-Income 93.4 92.4 38.3
Students w/Disabilities 28.1 19.8 17.0
First Language Not English 71.9 71.9 17.8

Grades Offered:
06, 07, 08
Educator Data (2013-14)
 SchoolDistrictState
Total # of Teachers 21.1 1,052.3 70,489.3
Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment 81.0 92.3 97.6
Total Number of Classes in Core Academic Areas 51 4,844 351,065
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Highly Qualified 94.1 94.1 95.5
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Not Highly Qualified 5.9 5.9 4.5
Student/Teacher Ratio 12.1 to 1 12.8 to 1 13.6 to 1
Percentage of Public Elementary and Secondary School Teachers Issued Waivers- 4.4 0.5

2014 MCAS Results by Subgroup by Grade and Subject

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GRADE LEVEL 5 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 5 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 5 - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 6 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 6 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
ALL GRADES - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
ALL GRADES - MATHEMATICS
 
 
ALL GRADES - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG

2014 Accountability Data - Spark Academy


About the Data
Accountability Information
Accountability and Assistance Level

Level 4

Among lowest achieving and least improving schools
This school's overall performance relative to other schools in same school type (School percentiles: 1-99)
All students:Percentile in school type = 6Percentile in school type = 6  6
This school’s progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps (Cumulative Progress and Performance Index: 1-100)
Student Group
(Click group to view subgroup data)
On Target = 75 or higher - Red Marker
Less progressMore progress
View Detailed 2014 Data
All studentsPPI = 73, Target = 75PPI = 73, Target = 75PPI = 73, Target = 75 73Did Not Meet Target
High needsPPI = 79, Target = 75PPI = 79, Target = 75PPI = 79, Target = 75 79Met Target
Low incomePPI = 75, Target = 75PPI = 75, Target = 75 75Met Target
EL and Former ELPPI = 62, Target = 75PPI = 62, Target = 75PPI = 62, Target = 75 62Did Not Meet Target
Students w/ disabilitiesPPI = 61, Target = 75PPI = 61, Target = 75PPI = 61, Target = 75 61Did Not Meet Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -
Asian -
Afr. Amer./Black -
Hispanic/LatinoPPI = 77, Target = 75PPI = 77, Target = 75PPI = 77, Target = 75 77Met Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. -
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. -
White -

Spark Academy:
Accountability Data Detail

2014 English Language Arts Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Baseline CPI 2013 CPI 2014 CPI CPI Change 2014 Target 6 Year Goal Percentile in School Type N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCPI = 75.9, Target = 77.7CPI = 75.9, Target = 77.7CPI = 75.9, Target = 77.7 70.2 72.2 75.9 3.7 77.7 85.1 2123350Improved Below Target
High needsCPI = 75.4, Target = 77.5CPI = 75.4, Target = 77.5CPI = 75.4, Target = 77.5 70.0 70.5 75.4 4.9 77.5 85.0 5322450Improved Below Target
Low incomeCPI = 75.3, Target = 77.1CPI = 75.3, Target = 77.1CPI = 75.3, Target = 77.1 69.4 70.4 75.3 4.9 77.1 84.7 4821850Improved Below Target
EL and Former ELCPI = 64.1, Target = 70.4CPI = 64.1, Target = 70.4CPI = 64.1, Target = 70.4 60.5 63.7 64.1 0.4 70.4 80.3 428550Improved Below Target
Students w/ disabilitiesCPI = 64.8, Target = 69.7CPI = 64.8, Target = 69.7CPI = 64.8, Target = 69.7 59.6 59.6 64.8 5.2 69.7 79.8 556650Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ----------
Asian -------9--
Afr. Amer./Black -------2--
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 75.6, Target = 77.1CPI = 75.6, Target = 77.1CPI = 75.6, Target = 77.1 69.4 70.3 75.6 5.3 77.1 84.7 7321150Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. -------2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
White -------9--
2014 Mathematics Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Baseline CPI 2013 CPI 2014 CPI CPI Change 2014 Target 6 Year Goal Percentile in School Type N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCPI = 70.6, Target = 75CPI = 70.6, Target = 75CPI = 70.6, Target = 75 66.6 71.6 70.6 -1.0 75.0 83.3 1123225No Change
High needsCPI = 70.3, Target = 74.7CPI = 70.3, Target = 74.7CPI = 70.3, Target = 74.7 66.3 70.2 70.3 0.1 74.7 83.2 3222350Improved Below Target
Low incomeCPI = 70.4, Target = 74.4CPI = 70.4, Target = 74.4CPI = 70.4, Target = 74.4 65.8 70.6 70.4 -0.2 74.4 82.9 3021725No Change
EL and Former ELCPI = 59.8, Target = 68.8CPI = 59.8, Target = 68.8CPI = 59.8, Target = 68.8 58.4 68.0 59.8 -8.2 68.8 79.2 21840Declined
Students w/ disabilitiesCPI = 55.7, Target = 67.8CPI = 55.7, Target = 67.8CPI = 55.7, Target = 67.8 57.1 60.7 55.7 -5.0 67.8 78.6 29660Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ----------
Asian -------9--
Afr. Amer./Black -------2--
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 70.2, Target = 74.1CPI = 70.2, Target = 74.1CPI = 70.2, Target = 74.1 65.4 70.4 70.2 -0.2 74.1 82.7 4821025No Change
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. -------2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
White -------9--
2014 Science Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Baseline CPI 2013 CPI 2014 CPI CPI Change 2014 Target 6 Year Goal Percentile in School Type N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCPI = 72.5, Target = 63.4CPI = 72.5, Target = 63.4CPI = 72.5, Target = 63.4 51.2 76.5 72.5 -4.0 63.4 75.6 23119100Above Target
High needsCPI = 72, Target = 63.4CPI = 72, Target = 63.4CPI = 72, Target = 63.4 51.2 74.7 72.0 -2.7 63.4 75.6 61117100Above Target
Low incomeCPI = 72.2, Target = 62.7CPI = 72.2, Target = 62.7CPI = 72.2, Target = 62.7 50.3 75.6 72.2 -3.4 62.7 75.2 65115100Above Target
EL and Former ELCPI = 58.3, Target = 60.1CPI = 58.3, Target = 60.1CPI = 58.3, Target = 60.1 46.8 70.8 58.3 -12.5 60.1 73.4 67420Declined
Students w/ disabilitiesCPI = 58.6, Target = 64.1CPI = 58.6, Target = 64.1CPI = 58.6, Target = 64.1 52.1 69.5 58.6 -10.9 64.1 76.1 49320Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ----------
Asian -------4--
Afr. Amer./Black -------1--
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 71.3, Target = 63.1CPI = 71.3, Target = 63.1CPI = 71.3, Target = 63.1 50.8 76.9 71.3 -5.6 63.1 75.4 76107100Above Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. ----------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
White -------7--
2014 English Language Arts Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
2013
% Advanced
2014
% Advanced
N PPI Points 2013
% Warning/Failing
2014
% Warning/Failing
N PPI Points
All students 5.5 6.923325 17.8 16.32330
High needs 3.7 7.122425 18.8 16.522425
Low income 4.0 6.921825 17.9 16.52180
EL and Former EL .0 2.48525 25.6 29.4850
Students w/ disabilities .0 .0660 30.9 25.86625
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--------
Asian--9---9-
Afr. Amer./Black--2---2-
Hispanic/Latino 5.3 6.221125 19.6 16.121125
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.--2---2-
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White--9---9-
2014 Mathematics Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
2013
% Advanced
2014
% Advanced
N PPI Points 2013
% Warning/Failing
2014
% Warning/Failing
N PPI Points
All students 15.7 17.723225 22.1 23.32320
High needs 13.4 17.022325 23.5 23.32230
Low income 14.0 16.621725 22.5 24.02170
EL and Former EL 12.2 10.7840 26.8 38.1840
Students w/ disabilities 1.5 3.06625 36.8 42.4660
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--------
Asian--9---9-
Afr. Amer./Black--2---2-
Hispanic/Latino 14.4 16.221025 22.6 24.32100
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.--2---2-
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White--9---9-
2014 Science Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
2013
% Advanced
2014
% Advanced
N PPI Points 2013
% Warning/Failing
2014
% Warning/Failing
N PPI Points
All students 9.9 10.11190 14.9 13.411925
High needs 6.5 9.411725 16.3 13.711725
Low income 7.1 9.611525 15.5 13.011525
EL and Former EL 7.1 2.4420 19.0 26.2420
Students w/ disabilities 0.0 0.0320 21.9 21.9320
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--------
Asian--4---4-
Afr. Amer./Black--1---1-
Hispanic/Latino 9.8 7.51070 15.2 14.01070
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.--------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White--7---7-
2014 English Language Arts Growth
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2013 SGP 2014 SGP SGP Change 6 Year Goal Met Safe Harbor? N PPI Points Rating
All studentsSGP = 37, Target = 51SGP = 37, Target = 51SGP = 37, Target = 51 29.0 37.0 8.0 51.0No19750Below Target
High needsSGP = 37.5, Target = 51SGP = 37.5, Target = 51SGP = 37.5, Target = 51 29.0 37.5 8.5 51.0Yes19075On Target
Low incomeSGP = 37, Target = 51SGP = 37, Target = 51SGP = 37, Target = 51 28.0 37.0 9.0 51.0Yes18575On Target
EL and Former ELSGP = 41.5, Target = 51SGP = 41.5, Target = 51SGP = 41.5, Target = 51 36.0 41.5 5.5 51.0No6250Below Target
Students w/ disabilitiesSGP = 32, Target = 51SGP = 32, Target = 51SGP = 32, Target = 51 30.0 32.0 2.0 51.0No4750Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 51.0----
Asian --- 51.0-9--
Afr. Amer./Black --- 51.0-2--
Hispanic/LatinoSGP = 37, Target = 51SGP = 37, Target = 51SGP = 37, Target = 51 28.0 37.0 9.0 51.0Yes17775On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. --- 51.0-2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 51.0----
White --- 51.0-7--
2014 Mathematics Growth
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2013 SGP 2014 SGP SGP Change 6 Year Goal Met Safe Harbor? N PPI Points Rating
All studentsSGP = 27, Target = 51SGP = 27, Target = 51SGP = 27, Target = 51 37.0 27.0 -10.0 51.0No1980Below Target
High needsSGP = 27, Target = 51SGP = 27, Target = 51SGP = 27, Target = 51 37.0 27.0 -10.0 51.0No1910Below Target
Low incomeSGP = 26.5, Target = 51SGP = 26.5, Target = 51SGP = 26.5, Target = 51 37.0 26.5 -10.5 51.0No1860Below Target
EL and Former ELSGP = 32, Target = 51SGP = 32, Target = 51SGP = 32, Target = 51 43.0 32.0 -11.0 51.0No6325Below Target
Students w/ disabilitiesSGP = 23.5, Target = 51SGP = 23.5, Target = 51SGP = 23.5, Target = 51 30.5 23.5 -7.0 51.0No480Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 51.0----
Asian --- 51.0-9--
Afr. Amer./Black --- 51.0-2--
Hispanic/LatinoSGP = 27.5, Target = 51SGP = 27.5, Target = 51SGP = 27.5, Target = 51 37.0 27.5 -9.5 51.0No1780Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. --- 51.0-2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 51.0----
White --- 51.0-7--
2014 Assessment Participation
  English Language Arts Mathematics Science
Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%)
All students260259100Yes257257100Yes128128100Yes
High needs249248100Yes247247100Yes125125100Yes
Low income240239100Yes238238100Yes122122100Yes
EL and Former EL10310299Yes101101100Yes4646100Yes
Students w/ disabilities696899Yes6868100Yes3232100Yes
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.------------
Asian11---11---6---
Afr. Amer./Black2---2---1---
Hispanic/Latino234233100Yes231231100Yes112112100Yes
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.2---2-------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.------------
White11---11---9---

2013 Massachusetts and Nationwide NAEP Results by Student Group
Average Scaled Scores and Percentages of Students at Each Achievement Level


About the Data

NAEP, or the National Assessment of Educational Progress, is often called the "Nation's Report Card." It is the only measure of student achievement in the United States that allows you to compare the performance of students in Massachusetts with the performance of students across the nation or in other states. Students take the NAEP in reading and mathematics every two years. When reviewing these results, it is important to keep in mind that the NAEP results are based on a small sample of students across Massachusetts, not the population of Massachusetts students. For more information, please visit http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/naep/faq.html.

The following symbols are used to denote the NAEP achievement levels: A for Advanced, P+ for Proficient and above, B+ for Basic and above, BB for Below Basic. The symbol "#" means that the estimated number of students rounds to zero.

GRADE LEVEL 4 - READING
All Students 23214477921100 2218346733100
Stud. w/ Disab 201317465418 184211316912
LEP/FLEP 192112406010 18717316910
African American/Black 20932155457 205217505015
Asian/Pacific Islander 240225783177 235185179215
Hispanic/Latino 208320564418 207319524825
White 2411757871364 2311145792151
Low-Income 213325613939 207320534754

GRADE LEVEL 4 - MATHEMATICS
All Students 25316589010100 2418418218100
Stud. w/ Disab 232529722818 218218554513
LEP/FLEP 223219633710 219114594111
African American/Black 23052671297 224118663416
Asian/Pacific Islander 26631729647 25823649195
Hispanic/Latino 234532752518 230226732725
White 260186896464 250105491951
Low-Income 237535792140 230226732754

GRADE LEVEL 8 - READING
All Students 2778488416100 2664347723100
Stud. w/ Disab 246115554516 231#8386211
LEP/FLEP 224#428725 225#330705
African American/Black 25522464369 250116604015
Asian/Pacific Islander 28614569196 27995085155
Hispanic/Latino 253120643616 255121673323
White 285105791967 275544851553
Low-Income 260228712938 254120663449

GRADE LEVEL 8 - MATHEMATICS
All Students 30118558614100 2848347327100
Stud. w/ Disab 268317584216 24818346612
LEP/FLEP 2492834665 2451531695
African American/Black 27762867339 263214514915
Asian/Pacific Islander 32342789376 306256087135
Hispanic/Latino 277428693116 271321623823
White 307216392867 2931144831753
Low-Income 281631722838 270320613950

Participation Rates for Students with Disabilities and for English Language Learner Students

The NAEP program has always endeavored to assess all students selected for testing. In all NAEP schools, accommodations are provided as necessary for students with disabilities and/or English language learners. School staff who are familiar with these students are asked a series of questions to help them decide whether each student should participate in the assessment and whether the student needs accommodations.

Grade/Subject # in Sample % of Sample – Students with Disabilities % of Sample – English Language Learners % of Students Excluded from Original Sample
Grade 4 Reading 4,70018103
Grade 4 Mathematics 4,60019112
Grade 8 Reading 4,3001652
Grade 8 Mathematics 4,2001762

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