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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 (2014-15 School Year)

About the Data
Enrollment (2014-15)
 School District State
435 13,889 955,844
Race/Ethnicity (%)
African American or Black 1.1 1.5 8.7
Asian 3.4 1.6 6.3
Hispanic or Latino 90.1 91.3 17.9
Multi-race, Non-Hispanic 0.9 0.4 3.1
Native American 0.0 0.0 0.2
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.0 0.0 0.1
White 4.4 5.2 63.7
Gender (%)
Male 41.8 51.9 51.2
Female 58.2 48.1 48.8
Selected Populations (%)
English Language Learner 20.0 29.9 8.5
Economically Disadvantaged 61.6 61.7 26.3
Students w/Disabilities 27.8 16.9 17.1
First Language Not English 71.3 70.0 18.5

Grades Offered:
06, 07, 08
Educator Data (2014-15)
 SchoolDistrictState
Total # of Teachers 29.2 1,020.2 71,886.8
Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment 88.9 92.0 97.4
Total Number of Classes in Core Academic Areas 85 4,942 346,081
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Highly Qualified 91.8 87.0 95.4
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Not Highly Qualified 8.2 13.0 4.6
Student/Teacher Ratio 14.9 to 1 13.6 to 1 13.3 to 1
Percentage of Public Elementary and Secondary School Teachers Issued Waivers- 4.5 0.7
 

2015 MCAS Results by Subgroup by Grade and Subject

NOTE: Since only a portion of students in grades 3-8 participated in 2015 MCAS in ELA and Mathematics, a representative sample of students from across Massachusetts was used to estimate student achievement at the state level in those subjects.

More about the data
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
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 7 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 7 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
ALL GRADES - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
ALL GRADES - MATHEMATICS
 
 
ALL GRADES - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG
 

2015 Accountability Data - Spark Academy

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 = 12Percentile in school type = 12  12
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
All studentsPPI = 72, Target = 75PPI = 72, Target = 75PPI = 72, Target = 75 72Did Not Meet Target
High needsPPI = 81, Target = 75PPI = 81, Target = 75PPI = 81, Target = 75 81Met Target
Econ. Disadvantaged -
ELL and Former ELLPPI = 47, Target = 75PPI = 47, Target = 75PPI = 47, Target = 75 47Did Not Meet Target
Students w/disabilitiesPPI = 52, Target = 75PPI = 52, Target = 75PPI = 52, Target = 75 52Did Not Meet Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -
Asian -
Afr. Amer./Black -
Hispanic/LatinoPPI = 69, Target = 75PPI = 69, Target = 75PPI = 69, Target = 75 69Did Not Meet Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. -
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. -
White -
 

Spark Academy:
Accountability Data Detail

2015 English Language Arts Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Baseline CPI 2014 CPI 2015 CPI CPI Change 2015 Target 6 Year Goal CPI Percentile in School Type N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCPI = 70.4, Target = 81.7CPI = 70.4, Target = 81.7CPI = 70.4, Target = 81.7 72.6 77.1 70.4 -6.7 81.7 86.3 63920Declined
High needsCPI = 67.9, Target = 81.5CPI = 67.9, Target = 81.5CPI = 67.9, Target = 81.5 72.3 76.7 67.9 -8.8 81.5 86.2 93290Declined
Econ. Disadvantaged -- 69.0----294--
ELL and Former ELLCPI = 56.7, Target = 75.3CPI = 56.7, Target = 75.3CPI = 56.7, Target = 75.3 63.0 65.2 56.7 -8.5 75.3 81.5 191420Declined
Students w/disabilitiesCPI = 57.4, Target = 73.1CPI = 57.4, Target = 73.1CPI = 57.4, Target = 73.1 59.7 65.5 57.4 -8.1 73.1 79.9 221150Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ----------
Asian -------13--
Afr. Amer./Black -------5--
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 69.9, Target = 81CPI = 69.9, Target = 81CPI = 69.9, Target = 81 71.5 76.2 69.9 -6.3 81.0 85.8 173540Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. -------4--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
White -------16--
2015 Mathematics Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Baseline CPI 2014 CPI 2015 CPI CPI Change 2015 Target 6 Year Goal CPI Percentile in School Type N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCPI = 72, Target = 73.1CPI = 72, Target = 73.1CPI = 72, Target = 73.1 59.6 67.7 72.0 4.3 73.1 79.8 3039475On Target
High needsCPI = 69.6, Target = 73CPI = 69.6, Target = 73CPI = 69.6, Target = 73 59.5 67.5 69.6 2.1 73.0 79.8 7733150Improved Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged -- 71.1----295--
ELL and Former ELLCPI = 59.3, Target = 69.3CPI = 59.3, Target = 69.3CPI = 59.3, Target = 69.3 53.9 58.6 59.3 0.7 69.3 77.0 6314350Improved Below Target
Students w/disabilitiesCPI = 59.3, Target = 68.2CPI = 59.3, Target = 68.2CPI = 59.3, Target = 68.2 52.3 55.8 59.3 3.5 68.2 76.2 7711550Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ----------
Asian -------13--
Afr. Amer./Black -------5--
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 70.9, Target = 72.1CPI = 70.9, Target = 72.1CPI = 70.9, Target = 72.1 58.1 66.3 70.9 4.6 72.1 79.1 7235675On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. -------4--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
White -------16--
2015 Science Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Baseline CPI 2014 CPI 2015 CPI CPI Change 2015 Target 6 Year Goal CPI Percentile in School Type N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCPI = 72, Target = 67.5CPI = 72, Target = 67.5CPI = 72, Target = 67.5 51.2 72.5 72.0 -0.5 67.5 75.6 34140100Above Target
High needsCPI = 70.7, Target = 67.5CPI = 70.7, Target = 67.5CPI = 70.7, Target = 67.5 51.2 72.0 70.7 -1.3 67.5 75.6 82127100Above Target
Econ. Disadvantaged -- 71.5----113--
ELL and Former ELLCPI = 59.6, Target = 64.5CPI = 59.6, Target = 64.5CPI = 59.6, Target = 64.5 46.8 58.3 59.6 1.3 64.5 73.4 866050Improved Below Target
Students w/disabilitiesCPI = 63.8, Target = 68.1CPI = 63.8, Target = 68.1CPI = 63.8, Target = 68.1 52.1 58.6 63.8 5.2 68.1 76.1 834750Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ----------
Asian -------2--
Afr. Amer./Black -------3--
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 70.2, Target = 67.2CPI = 70.2, Target = 67.2CPI = 70.2, Target = 67.2 50.8 71.3 70.2 -1.1 67.2 75.4 93129100Above Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. -------2--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
White -------4--
2015 English Language Arts Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
2014
% Advanced
2015
% Advanced
N PPI Points 2014
% Warning/Failing
2015
% Warning/Failing
N PPI Points
All students 5.6 4.83920 14.1 21.43920
High needs 5.8 4.63290 14.4 24.63290
Econ. Disadvantaged- 5.1294-- 22.8294-
ELL and Former ELL 2.6 2.81420 26.5 40.81420
Students w/disabilities 0.0 0.01150 23.1 33.91150
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--------
Asian--13---13-
Afr. Amer./Black--5---5-
Hispanic/Latino 4.8 4.53540 14.6 22.03540
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.--4---4-
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White--16---16-
2015 Mathematics Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
2014
% Advanced
2015
% Advanced
N PPI Points 2014
% Warning/Failing
2015
% Warning/Failing
N PPI Points
All students 15.2 15.23940 28.5 21.339425
High needs 14.6 13.63310 28.5 23.933125
Econ. Disadvantaged- 14.6295-- 22.4295-
ELL and Former ELL 8.6 5.61430 37.9 36.41430
Students w/disabilities 2.8 3.511525 44.4 33.011525
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--------
Asian--13---13-
Afr. Amer./Black--5---5-
Hispanic/Latino 14.3 14.03560 30.4 21.935625
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.--4---4-
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White--16---16-
2015 Science Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
2014
% Advanced
2015
% Advanced
N PPI Points 2014
% Warning/Failing
2015
% Warning/Failing
N PPI Points
All students 10.1 3.61400 13.4 17.11400
High needs 9.4 2.41270 13.7 17.31270
Econ. Disadvantaged- 2.7113-- 16.8113-
ELL and Former ELL 2.4 1.7600 26.2 28.3600
Students w/disabilities 0.0 0.0470 21.9 23.4470
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--------
Asian--2---2-
Afr. Amer./Black--3---3-
Hispanic/Latino 7.5 3.11290 14.0 18.61290
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.--2---2-
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White--4---4-
2015 English Language Arts Growth
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2014 SGP 2015 SGP SGP Change 6 Year Goal Met Safe Harbor? N PPI Points Rating
All studentsSGP = 28, Target = 51SGP = 28, Target = 51SGP = 28, Target = 51 41.0 28.0 -13.0 51.0No3350Below Target
High needsSGP = 29.5, Target = 51SGP = 29.5, Target = 51SGP = 29.5, Target = 51 41.0 29.5 -11.5 51.0No2740Below Target
Econ. Disadvantaged --- 51.0-246--
ELL and Former ELLSGP = 30, Target = 51SGP = 30, Target = 51SGP = 30, Target = 51 47.0 30.0 -17.0 51.0No1090Below Target
Students w/disabilitiesSGP = 20, Target = 51SGP = 20, Target = 51SGP = 20, Target = 51 32.0 20.0 -12.0 51.0No900Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 51.0----
Asian --- 51.0-13--
Afr. Amer./Black --- 51.0-4--
Hispanic/LatinoSGP = 29, Target = 51SGP = 29, Target = 51SGP = 29, Target = 51 39.0 29.0 -10.0 51.0No2990Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. --- 51.0-4--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 51.0----
White --- 51.0-15--
2015 Mathematics Growth
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2014 SGP 2015 SGP SGP Change 6 Year Goal Met Safe Harbor? N PPI Points Rating
All studentsSGP = 48, Target = 51SGP = 48, Target = 51SGP = 48, Target = 51 37.0 48.0 11.0 51.0Yes33975On Target
High needsSGP = 48, Target = 51SGP = 48, Target = 51SGP = 48, Target = 51 37.0 48.0 11.0 51.0No27875On Target
Econ. Disadvantaged --- 51.0-248--
ELL and Former ELLSGP = 35, Target = 51SGP = 35, Target = 51SGP = 35, Target = 51 36.5 35.0 -1.5 51.0No11325Below Target
Students w/disabilitiesSGP = 35, Target = 51SGP = 35, Target = 51SGP = 35, Target = 51 34.0 35.0 1.0 51.0No8950Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 51.0----
Asian --- 51.0-13--
Afr. Amer./Black --- 51.0-4--
Hispanic/LatinoSGP = 48, Target = 51SGP = 48, Target = 51SGP = 48, Target = 51 37.0 48.0 11.0 51.0Yes30375On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. --- 51.0-4--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 51.0----
White --- 51.0-15--
2015 Extra credit for English language proficiency growth
  2015 SGPA 2015 Target SGPA N Included PPI Points
All students70604425
High needs70604425
ELL and Former ELL70604425
2015 Assessment Participation
  English Language Arts Mathematics Science
Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%)
All students43843399Yes43743499Yes151151100Yes
High needs36936499Yes37036899Yes137137100Yes
Econ. Disadvantaged32832699Yes32832699Yes119119100Yes
ELL and Former ELL16115898Yes162162100Yes6666100Yes
Students w/disabilities12011999Yes12112099Yes4848100Yes
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.------------
Asian13---13---2---
Afr. Amer./Black5---5---3---
Hispanic/Latino39639199Yes39639399Yes140140100Yes
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.4---4---2---
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.------------
White20---19---4---
 

2015 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 23514508218100 2218356832100
Stud. w/ Disab 209220554518 186212336713
LEP 20011244569 18918326811
African American/Black 21732565357 206218514915
Asian/Pacific Islander 249316889116 238195381195
Hispanic/Latino 215325613919 208321544626
White 2421758891165 2321146792149
Econ. Disadvantaged 220529673342 209321564455

GRADE LEVEL 4 - MATHEMATICS
All Students 25113549010100 2407398119100
Stud. w/ Disab 231425742618 217216544613
LEP 22321765359 218115574311
African American/Black 23012673277 224119653515
Asian/Pacific Islander 27338819826 256226190105
Hispanic/Latino 232328742619 230326732726
White 256156295565 2481051901049
Econ. Disadvantaged 236431802042 229224722855

GRADE LEVEL 8 - READING
All Students 2746468317100 2643337525100
Stud. w/ Disab 245115544618 229#8366412
LEP 225#635655 223#328726
African American/Black 25211863379 247115584215
Asian/Pacific Islander 290186490107 27995085156
Hispanic/Latino 249#17613914 253120653525
White 281753901067 273442841651
Econ. Disadvantaged 260328712944 253120643652

GRADE LEVEL 8 - MATHEMATICS
All Students 29718518119100 2818327030100
Stud. w/ Disab 264316514918 24618326812
LEP 25121038626 2461531696
African American/Black 26842254469 260112475315
Asian/Pacific Islander 32444739467 305255886146
Hispanic/Latino 271424613915 269319604025
White 3042059881266 2911042811951
Econ. Disadvantaged 279731673343 268218584252

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 3,1001893
Grade 4 Mathematics 3,2001892
Grade 8 Reading 3,0001852
Grade 8 Mathematics 3,1001862