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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
194 13,504 955,739
Race/Ethnicity (%)
African American or Black 4.6 1.7 8.7
Asian 0.0 1.7 6.1
Hispanic or Latino 82.5 90.6 17.0
Multi-race, Non-Hispanic 0.0 0.4 2.9
Native American 0.0 0.0 0.2
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.0 0.0 0.1
White 12.9 5.7 64.9
Gender (%)
Male 83.0 52.0 51.2
Female 17.0 48.0 48.8
Selected Populations (%)
English Language Learner 3.1 28.2 7.9
Low-Income 94.3 92.4 38.3
Students w/Disabilities 96.4 19.8 17.0
First Language Not English 63.4 71.9 17.8

Grades Offered:
K, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Educator Data (2013-14)
 SchoolDistrictState
Total # of Teachers 33.5 1,052.3 70,489.3
Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment 97.0 92.3 97.6
Total Number of Classes in Core Academic Areas 207 4,844 351,065
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Highly Qualified 88.9 94.1 95.5
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Not Highly Qualified 11.1 5.9 4.5
Student/Teacher Ratio 5.8 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

More about the data
GRADE LEVEL 3 - READING
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 3 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 4 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 4 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 5 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 5 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 5 - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 7 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 7 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 8 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 8 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 8 - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 10 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 10 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 10 - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG

* Note: Grade 10 Science and Technology/Engineering results represent the highest achievement level attained by students by the end of grade 10. In addition, only students enrolled for two full years in the state/district/school are included in state/district/school achievement level results.

 
 
ALL GRADES - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
ALL GRADES - MATHEMATICS
 
 
ALL GRADES - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG

2014 Accountability Data - School for Exceptional Studies


About the Data
Accountability Information
Accountability and Assistance Level

Level 3

Among lowest performing 20% of schools and subgroups
Focus on Students w/disabilities -Low income -Hispanic/Latino -

Persistently low graduation rate for one or more groups
Focus on All students -

Low MCAS participation (Less than 95%)
Focus on Low income -Hispanic/Latino -
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 = 48, Target = 75PPI = 48, Target = 75PPI = 48, Target = 75 48Did Not Meet Target
High needsPPI = 49, Target = 75PPI = 49, Target = 75PPI = 49, Target = 75 49Did Not Meet Target
Low incomePPI = 49, Target = 75PPI = 49, Target = 75PPI = 49, Target = 75 49Did Not Meet Target
EL and Former EL -
Students w/ disabilitiesPPI = 50, Target = 75PPI = 50, Target = 75PPI = 50, Target = 75 50Did Not Meet Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -
Asian -
Afr. Amer./Black -
Hispanic/LatinoPPI = 45, Target = 75PPI = 45, Target = 75PPI = 45, Target = 75 45Did Not Meet Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. -
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. -
White -

School for Exceptional Studies:
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 = 54.8, Target = 80.6CPI = 54.8, Target = 80.6CPI = 54.8, Target = 80.6 74.1 62.2 54.8 -7.4 80.6 87.1 3990Declined
High needsCPI = 54.8, Target = 80.6CPI = 54.8, Target = 80.6CPI = 54.8, Target = 80.6 74.1 62.2 54.8 -7.4 80.6 87.1 3990Declined
Low incomeCPI = 53.5, Target = 78CPI = 53.5, Target = 78CPI = 53.5, Target = 78 70.7 61.3 53.5 -7.8 78.0 85.4 3930Declined
EL and Former EL -------26--
Students w/ disabilitiesCPI = 54.8, Target = 80.6CPI = 54.8, Target = 80.6CPI = 54.8, Target = 80.6 74.1 62.2 54.8 -7.4 80.6 87.1 7980Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ----------
Asian ----------
Afr. Amer./Black -------2--
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 54.6, Target = 78.9CPI = 54.6, Target = 78.9CPI = 54.6, Target = 78.9 71.8 62.2 54.6 -7.6 78.9 85.9 6870Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. ----------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
White -------10--
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 = 57, Target = 70.6CPI = 57, Target = 70.6CPI = 57, Target = 70.6 60.8 54.5 57.0 2.5 70.6 80.4 119750Improved Below Target
High needsCPI = 57, Target = 70.8CPI = 57, Target = 70.8CPI = 57, Target = 70.8 61.0 54.5 57.0 2.5 70.8 80.5 159750Improved Below Target
Low incomeCPI = 56.3, Target = 66.3CPI = 56.3, Target = 66.3CPI = 56.3, Target = 66.3 55.0 54.4 56.3 1.9 66.3 77.5 129150Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL -------26--
Students w/ disabilitiesCPI = 57.3, Target = 70.6CPI = 57.3, Target = 70.6CPI = 57.3, Target = 70.6 60.8 54.5 57.3 2.8 70.6 80.4 659650Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ----------
Asian ----------
Afr. Amer./Black -------2--
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 55.3, Target = 69.3CPI = 55.3, Target = 69.3CPI = 55.3, Target = 69.3 59.1 54.4 55.3 0.9 69.3 79.6 258550Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. ----------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
White -------10--
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 = 57, Target = 68CPI = 57, Target = 68CPI = 57, Target = 68 57.3 58.6 57.0 -1.6 68.0 78.7 84325No Change
High needsCPI = 57, Target = 68.1CPI = 57, Target = 68.1CPI = 57, Target = 68.1 57.5- 57.0 -0.4 68.1 78.8 104325No Change
Low incomeCPI = 56.9, Target = 68.7CPI = 56.9, Target = 68.7CPI = 56.9, Target = 68.7 58.3- 56.9 3.1 68.7 79.2 94050Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL -------12--
Students w/ disabilitiesCPI = 57, Target = 68.1CPI = 57, Target = 68.1CPI = 57, Target = 68.1 57.5- 57.0 -0.9 68.1 78.8 534325No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ----------
Asian ----------
Afr. Amer./Black -------1--
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 54.5, Target = 69.5CPI = 54.5, Target = 69.5CPI = 54.5, Target = 69.5 59.3- 54.5 -0.2 69.5 79.7 123925No Change
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. ----------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
White -------3--
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 .0 .0990 33.3 38.4990
High needs .0 .0990 33.3 38.4990
Low income .0 .0930 33.8 39.8930
EL and Former EL--26---26-
Students w/ disabilities .0 .0980 33.3 38.8980
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--------
Asian--------
Afr. Amer./Black--2---2-
Hispanic/Latino .0 .0870 32.4 36.8870
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.--------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White--10---10-
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 2.4 0.0970 48.8 40.29725
High needs 2.4 0.0970 48.8 40.29725
Low income 2.5 0.0910 48.8 40.79125
EL and Former EL--26---26-
Students w/ disabilities 2.4 0.0960 48.8 39.69625
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--------
Asian--------
Afr. Amer./Black--2---2-
Hispanic/Latino 2.7 0.0850 48.6 42.48525
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.--------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White--10---10-
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 0.0 0.0430 31.0 34.9430
High needs 0.0 0.0430 38.6 34.9430
Low income 0.0 0.0400 42.5 35.04025
EL and Former EL--12---12-
Students w/ disabilities 0.0 0.0430 39.0 34.94325
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--------
Asian--------
Afr. Amer./Black--1---1-
Hispanic/Latino 0.0 0.0390 40.5 35.93925
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.--------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White--3---3-
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 = 27, Target = 51SGP = 27, Target = 51SGP = 27, Target = 51 28.0 27.0 -1.0 51.0No470Below Target
High needsSGP = 27, Target = 51SGP = 27, Target = 51SGP = 27, Target = 51 28.0 27.0 -1.0 51.0No470Below Target
Low incomeSGP = 27, Target = 51SGP = 27, Target = 51SGP = 27, Target = 51 28.0 27.0 -1.0 51.0No450Below Target
EL and Former EL --- 51.0-10--
Students w/ disabilitiesSGP = 27, Target = 51SGP = 27, Target = 51SGP = 27, Target = 51 28.0 27.0 -1.0 51.0No470Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 51.0----
Asian --- 51.0----
Afr. Amer./Black --- 51.0-2--
Hispanic/LatinoSGP = 28, Target = 51SGP = 28, Target = 51SGP = 28, Target = 51 29.0 28.0 -1.0 51.0No420Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. --- 51.0----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 51.0----
White --- 51.0-3--
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 = 52.5, Target = 51SGP = 52.5, Target = 51SGP = 52.5, Target = 51 39.0 52.5 13.5 51.0No4875On Target
High needsSGP = 52.5, Target = 51SGP = 52.5, Target = 51SGP = 52.5, Target = 51 39.0 52.5 13.5 51.0No4875On Target
Low incomeSGP = 54, Target = 51SGP = 54, Target = 51SGP = 54, Target = 51 41.0 54.0 13.0 51.0No4575On Target
EL and Former EL --- 51.0-8--
Students w/ disabilitiesSGP = 52.5, Target = 51SGP = 52.5, Target = 51SGP = 52.5, Target = 51 39.0 52.5 13.5 51.0No4875On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 51.0----
Asian --- 51.0----
Afr. Amer./Black --- 51.0-2--
Hispanic/LatinoSGP = 47, Target = 51SGP = 47, Target = 51SGP = 47, Target = 51 35.5 47.0 11.5 51.0No4275On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. --- 51.0----
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 51.0----
White --- 51.0-4--
2013 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2012 Rate 2013 Rate Change Annual Target 6 Year Goal N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCohort Graduation Rate = 30, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 30, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 30, Target = 80 22.6 30.0 7.4 80.0 90.03050Improved Below Target
High needsCohort Graduation Rate = 30, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 30, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 30, Target = 80 22.6 30.0 7.4 80.0 90.03050Improved Below Target
Low income --- 80.0 90.028--
EL and Former EL --- 80.0 90.01--
Students w/ disabilities --- 80.0 90.023--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 80.0 90.0---
Asian --- 80.0 90.0---
Afr. Amer./Black --- 80.0 90.03--
Hispanic/Latino --- 80.0 90.022--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. --- 80.0 90.0---
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 80.0 90.0---
White --- 80.0 90.05--
2012 5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2011 Rate 2012 Rate Change Annual Target 6 Year Goal N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCohort Graduation Rate = 29, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 29, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 29, Target = 85 16.7 29.0 12.3 85.0 95.03150Improved Below Target
High needs --- 85.0 95.031--
Low income --- 85.0 95.026--
EL and Former EL --- 85.0 95.0---
Students w/ disabilities --- 85.0 95.029--
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 85.0 95.0---
Asian --- 85.0 95.0---
Afr. Amer./Black --- 85.0 95.01--
Hispanic/Latino --- 85.0 95.025--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. --- 85.0 95.0---
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 85.0 95.0---
White --- 85.0 95.05--
2013 Annual Dropout Rate
  0  2  4  6  8  10 12  14 16  18 20 Baseline Rate 2012 Rate 2013 Rate Change Annual Target 6 Year Goal Percentile in School Type N PPI Points Rating
All studentsDropout Rate = 16.2, Target = 20.3 27.1 8.5 16.2 -7.7 20.3 13.6974100Above Target
High needsDropout Rate = 14.3, Target = 18.8 25.0 9.2 14.3 -5.1 18.8 12.5870100Above Target
Low incomeDropout Rate = 15.1, Target = 16.1 21.5 6.7 15.1 -8.4 16.1 10.875375On Target
EL and Former EL -------1--
Students w/ disabilitiesDropout Rate = 13.4, Target = 17.6 23.4 10.1 13.4 -3.3 17.6 11.7567100Above Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ----------
Asian ----------
Afr. Amer./Black -------6--
Hispanic/LatinoDropout Rate = 17.5, Target = 20.3 27.0 9.2 17.5 -8.3 20.3 13.595775On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. ----------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
White -------11--
Extra Credit for Reengaging Dropouts (2 or more)
  2013 Number of Dropouts Reengaged PPI Points
All students10
High needs10
2014 Assessment Participation
  English Language Arts Mathematics Science
Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%)
All students11611297Yes11711296Yes585595Yes
High needs11511197Yes11611196Yes575495Yes
Low income10710396Yes10810395Yes535094No
EL and Former EL32---32---13---
Students w/ disabilities11411096Yes11511096Yes575495Yes
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.------------
Asian------------
Afr. Amer./Black2---2---1---
Hispanic/Latino1009696Yes1019695Yes504794No
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.------------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.------------
White14---14---7---

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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