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This report card contains information required by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for our district and its schools 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 (2012-13 School Year)

A highly qualified teacher is defined as a teacher holding a Massachusetts teaching license at the Provisional, Initial, or Professional level and demonstrating subject matter competency in the areas they teach. Core academic areas include English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography. (Notes: Self-contained classroom courses have been weighted to reflect the core academic courses within them.)
High poverty schools are schools in the top quartile of poverty in the state. Low poverty schools are in the bottom quartile of poverty in the state.
Waivers are granted to unlicensed or inappropriately licensed personnel upon district request if the district was unable, after making a good faith effort, to find a capable, appropriately licensed candidate for a teaching position. Waivers are valid for only one school year. For more information on waivers, please see the section entitled About the Data at the end of this document.
Enrollment (2012-13)
 District State
2,512 954,773
Race/Ethnicity (%)
African American or Black 1.5 8.6
Asian 29.5 5.9
Hispanic or Latino 2.9 16.4
Multi-race, Non-Hispanic 4.4 2.7
Native American 0.2 0.2
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
White 61.4 66.0
Gender (%)
Male 52.7 51.2
Female 47.3 48.8
Selected Populations (%)
English Language Learner 5.1 7.7
Low-Income 4.3 37.0
Students w/Disabilities 15.3 17.0
First Language Not English 15.1 17.3

Grades Offered:
PK, K, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Educator Data (2012-13)
 DistrictState
Total # of Teachers 147.4 70,635.8
Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment 100.0 97.5
Total Number of Classes in Core Academic Areas 670 345,316
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Highly Qualified 100.0 98.0
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Not Highly Qualified 0.0 2.0
Student/Teacher Ratio 17.0 to 1 13.5 to 1
Percentage of Public Elementary and Secondary School Teachers Issued Waivers 0.0 0.3
  All Schools High Poverty Schools Low Poverty Schools
Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment 100.0 - 100.0
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Highly Qualified 100.0 - 100.0
0.0 - 0.0

Enrollment and Educator Data (Continued)


Educator Quality Data for High Poverty and Low Poverty Acton (non-op) Public Schools

2013 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 6 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 6 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
ALL GRADES - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
ALL GRADES - MATHEMATICS
 
 
ALL GRADES - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG

2013 Accountability Data - Acton


Accountability Information
Accountability and Assistance Level

Level 2

One or more schools in the district classified into Level 2
This district’s determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention
Meets Requirements-At Risk (MRAR)
This district’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 = 95, Target = 75PPI = 95, Target = 75PPI = 95, Target = 75 95Met Target
High needsPPI = 72, Target = 75PPI = 72, Target = 75PPI = 72, Target = 75 72Did Not Meet Target
Low incomePPI = 69, Target = 75PPI = 69, Target = 75PPI = 69, Target = 75 69Did Not Meet Target
ELL and Former ELLPPI = 86, Target = 75PPI = 86, Target = 75PPI = 86, Target = 75 86Met Target
Students w/disabilitiesPPI = 72, Target = 75PPI = 72, Target = 75PPI = 72, Target = 75 72Did Not Meet Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -
AsianPPI = 100, Target = 75PPI = 100, Target = 75PPI = 100, Target = 75 100Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black -
Hispanic/LatinoPPI = 41, Target = 75PPI = 41, Target = 75PPI = 41, Target = 75 41Did Not Meet Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.PPI = 100, Target = 75PPI = 100, Target = 75PPI = 100, Target = 75 100Met Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. -
WhitePPI = 77, Target = 75PPI = 77, Target = 75PPI = 77, Target = 75 77Met Target

School Accountability Information
School School Type Title I Status Accountability and Assistance Level
MerriamElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 2
McCarthy-TowneElementary SchoolTitle I School (TA)Level 2
DouglasElementary SchoolTitle I School (TA)Level 1
GatesElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
Luther ConantElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1

Acton (non-op):
Accountability Data Detail

2013 English Language Arts Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2011 CPI (Baseline) 2012 CPI 2013 CPI CPI Change 2013 Target 6 Year Goal Percentile in School Type N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCPI = 93.4, Target = 94.7CPI = 93.4, Target = 94.7CPI = 93.4, Target = 94.7 93.6 93.1 93.4 0.3 94.7 96.8 75149050Improved Below Target
High needsCPI = 80, Target = 83.7CPI = 80, Target = 83.7CPI = 80, Target = 83.7 80.4 79.2 80.0 0.8 83.7 90.2 6133850Improved Below Target
Low incomeCPI = 77.2, Target = 82.8CPI = 77.2, Target = 82.8CPI = 77.2, Target = 82.8 79.4 77.1 77.2 0.1 82.8 89.7 165850Improved Below Target
ELL and Former ELLCPI = 83.3, Target = 85.9CPI = 83.3, Target = 85.9CPI = 83.3, Target = 85.9 83.1 81.8 83.3 1.5 85.9 91.6 777850Improved Below Target
Students w/disabilitiesCPI = 77.1, Target = 81.5CPI = 77.1, Target = 81.5CPI = 77.1, Target = 81.5 77.8 76.8 77.1 0.3 81.5 88.9 7725550Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -------3--
AsianCPI = 98.3, Target = 97.5CPI = 98.3, Target = 97.5 97.0 96.6 98.3 1.7 97.5 98.5 95435100Above Target
Afr. Amer./Black -------17--
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 79.5, Target = 86.4CPI = 79.5, Target = 86.4CPI = 79.5, Target = 86.4 83.7 84.7 79.5 -5.2 86.4 91.9 40390Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.CPI = 94, Target = 95.7CPI = 94, Target = 95.7CPI = 94, Target = 95.7 94.8 94.4 94.0 -0.4 95.7 97.4 787175On Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
WhiteCPI = 91.8, Target = 93.9CPI = 91.8, Target = 93.9CPI = 91.8, Target = 93.9 92.7 92.0 91.8 -0.2 93.9 96.4 6192525No Change
2013 Mathematics Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2011 CPI (Baseline) 2012 CPI 2013 CPI CPI Change 2013 Target 6 Year Goal Percentile in School Type N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCPI = 92.6, Target = 94CPI = 92.6, Target = 94CPI = 92.6, Target = 94 92.8 92.1 92.6 0.5 94.0 96.4 931497100Above Target
High needsCPI = 76.5, Target = 81.8CPI = 76.5, Target = 81.8CPI = 76.5, Target = 81.8 78.1 76.0 76.5 0.5 81.8 89.1 8934050Improved Below Target
Low incomeCPI = 72, Target = 75.3CPI = 72, Target = 75.3CPI = 72, Target = 75.3 70.4 71.7 72.0 0.3 75.3 85.2 455850Improved Below Target
ELL and Former ELLCPI = 84.2, Target = 89.3CPI = 84.2, Target = 89.3CPI = 84.2, Target = 89.3 87.1 80.5 84.2 3.7 89.3 93.6 797950Improved Below Target
Students w/disabilitiesCPI = 72.9, Target = 78.9CPI = 72.9, Target = 78.9CPI = 72.9, Target = 78.9 74.7 72.4 72.9 0.5 78.9 87.4 9125675On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -------3--
AsianCPI = 98.4, Target = 98.3CPI = 98.4, Target = 98.3 97.9 97.9 98.4 0.5 98.3 99.0 96440100Above Target
Afr. Amer./Black -------18--
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 75.6, Target = 85CPI = 75.6, Target = 85CPI = 75.6, Target = 85 82.0 78.4 75.6 -2.8 85.0 91.0 64390Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.CPI = 94, Target = 92.8CPI = 94, Target = 92.8CPI = 94, Target = 92.8 91.3 91.9 94.0 2.1 92.8 95.7 9071100Above Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
WhiteCPI = 90.9, Target = 92.8CPI = 90.9, Target = 92.8CPI = 90.9, Target = 92.8 91.3 90.5 90.9 0.4 92.8 95.7 8292675On Target
2013 Science Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2011 CPI (Baseline) 2012 CPI 2013 CPI CPI Change 2013 Target 6 Year Goal Percentile in School Type N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCPI = 91.3, Target = 91.6CPI = 91.3, Target = 91.6 89.9 91.5 91.3 -0.2 91.6 95.0 90358100Above Target
High needsCPI = 74.1, Target = 78CPI = 74.1, Target = 78CPI = 74.1, Target = 78 73.6 75.7 74.1 -1.6 78.0 86.8 728125No Change
Low income -------14--
ELL and Former ELL -------17--
Students w/disabilitiesCPI = 71.8, Target = 78CPI = 71.8, Target = 78CPI = 71.8, Target = 78 73.6 71.7 71.8 0.1 78.0 86.8 826350Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -------2--
AsianCPI = 97, Target = 93.8CPI = 97, Target = 93.8CPI = 97, Target = 93.8 92.5 97.0 97.0 0.0 93.8 96.3 92109100Above Target
Afr. Amer./Black -------3--
Hispanic/Latino -------6--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. -------14--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
WhiteCPI = 89.5, Target = 91.3CPI = 89.5, Target = 91.3CPI = 89.5, Target = 91.3 89.5 89.5 89.5 0.0 91.3 94.8 7822475On Target
2013 English Language Arts Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
2012
% Advanced
2013
% Advanced
N PPI Points 2012
% Warning/Failing
2013
% Warning/Failing
N PPI Points
All students 24.4 24.214900 2.4 1.7149025
High needs 6.4 6.83380 9.6 7.133825
Low income 5.1 6.95825 10.2 5.25825
ELL and Former ELL 3.4 11.57825 8.5 5.17825
Students w/disabilities 6.3 3.92550 12.1 9.025525
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--3---3-
Asian 32.4 43.443525 1.0 0.043525
Afr. Amer./Black--17---17-
Hispanic/Latino 11.1 10.3390 5.6 10.3390
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 36.6 15.5710 1.4 1.4710
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White 20.8 16.69250 2.9 2.392525
2013 Mathematics Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
2012
% Advanced
2013
% Advanced
N PPI Points 2012
% Warning/Failing
2013
% Warning/Failing
N PPI Points
All students 46.8 49.014970 3.7 3.1149725
High needs 19.2 19.13400 16.0 12.634025
Low income 13.3 6.9580 21.7 17.25825
ELL and Former ELL 28.8 34.27925 10.2 7.67925
Students w/disabilities 15.8 15.22560 19.6 15.625625
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--3---3-
Asian 72.4 73.24400 0.5 0.244025
Afr. Amer./Black--18---18-
Hispanic/Latino 21.6 25.63925 10.8 15.4390
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 49.3 56.37125 2.8 4.2710
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White 36.8 38.69260 4.7 3.892625
2013 Science Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
2012
% Advanced
2013
% Advanced
N PPI Points 2012
% Warning/Failing
2013
% Warning/Failing
N PPI Points
All students 39.3 41.93580 2.6 3.43580
High needs 21.1 16.0810 11.8 13.6810
Low income--14---14-
ELL and Former ELL--17---17-
Students w/disabilities 19.7 12.7630 14.8 15.9630
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--2---2-
Asian 54.8 67.910925 0.9 0.91090
Afr. Amer./Black--3---3-
Hispanic/Latino--6---6-
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.--14---14-
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White 31.6 29.92240 2.9 3.12240
2013 English Language Arts Growth
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2012 SGP 2013 SGP SGP Change 6 Year Goal Met Safe Harbor? N PPI Points Rating
All studentsSGP = 61.5, Target = 51SGP = 61.5, Target = 51SGP = 61.5, Target = 51 55.0 61.5 6.5 51.0No1054100Above Target
High needsSGP = 55, Target = 51SGP = 55, Target = 51SGP = 55, Target = 51 54.0 55.0 1.0 51.0No21775On Target
Low incomeSGP = 44, Target = 51SGP = 44, Target = 51SGP = 44, Target = 51 46.0 44.0 -2.0 51.0No3650Below Target
ELL and Former ELLSGP = 71, Target = 51SGP = 71, Target = 51SGP = 71, Target = 51 56.0 71.0 15.0 51.0Yes39100Above Target
Students w/disabilitiesSGP = 53, Target = 51SGP = 53, Target = 51SGP = 53, Target = 51 51.0 53.0 2.0 51.0No17375On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 51.0-2--
AsianSGP = 69.5, Target = 51SGP = 69.5, Target = 51SGP = 69.5, Target = 51 60.0 69.5 9.5 51.0Yes308100Above Target
Afr. Amer./Black --- 51.0-13--
Hispanic/Latino --- 51.0-23--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.SGP = 54.5, Target = 51SGP = 54.5, Target = 51SGP = 54.5, Target = 51 51.0 54.5 3.5 51.0No4875On Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 51.0----
WhiteSGP = 56, Target = 51SGP = 56, Target = 51SGP = 56, Target = 51 54.0 56.0 2.0 51.0No66075On Target
2013 Mathematics Growth
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2012 SGP 2013 SGP SGP Change 6 Year Goal Met Safe Harbor? N PPI Points Rating
All studentsSGP = 69, Target = 51SGP = 69, Target = 51SGP = 69, Target = 51 62.0 69.0 7.0 51.0No1060100Above Target
High needsSGP = 60, Target = 51SGP = 60, Target = 51SGP = 60, Target = 51 55.0 60.0 5.0 51.0No221100Above Target
Low incomeSGP = 48, Target = 51SGP = 48, Target = 51SGP = 48, Target = 51 63.5 48.0 -15.5 51.0No3750Below Target
ELL and Former ELLSGP = 65, Target = 51SGP = 65, Target = 51SGP = 65, Target = 51 60.0 65.0 5.0 51.0Yes39100Above Target
Students w/disabilitiesSGP = 60, Target = 51SGP = 60, Target = 51SGP = 60, Target = 51 52.0 60.0 8.0 51.0No177100Above Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 51.0-2--
AsianSGP = 79, Target = 51SGP = 79, Target = 51SGP = 79, Target = 51 72.0 79.0 7.0 51.0Yes311100Above Target
Afr. Amer./Black --- 51.0-13--
Hispanic/Latino --- 51.0-24--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.SGP = 71, Target = 51SGP = 71, Target = 51SGP = 71, Target = 51 64.5 71.0 6.5 51.0Yes48100Above Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 51.0----
WhiteSGP = 65, Target = 51SGP = 65, Target = 51SGP = 65, Target = 51 60.0 65.0 5.0 51.0No662100Above Target
2012 4-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 students --- 80.0 90.0---
High needs --- 80.0 90.0---
Low income --- 80.0 90.0---
ELL and Former ELL --- 80.0 90.0---
Students w/disabilities --- 80.0 90.0---
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 80.0 90.0---
Asian --- 80.0 90.0---
Afr. Amer./Black --- 80.0 90.0---
Hispanic/Latino --- 80.0 90.0---
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. --- 80.0 90.0---
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 80.0 90.0---
White --- 80.0 90.0---
2011 5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2010 Rate 2011 Rate Change Annual Target 6 Year Goal N PPI Points Rating
All students --- 85.0 95.0---
High needs --- 85.0 95.0---
Low income --- 85.0 95.0---
ELL and Former ELL --- 85.0 95.0---
Students w/disabilities --- 85.0 95.0---
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 85.0 95.0---
Asian --- 85.0 95.0---
Afr. Amer./Black --- 85.0 95.0---
Hispanic/Latino --- 85.0 95.0---
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. --- 85.0 95.0---
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 85.0 95.0---
White --- 85.0 95.0---
2012 Annual Dropout Rate
  0  2  4  6  8  10 12  14 16  18 20 2010 Rate (Baseline) 2011 Rate 2012 Rate Change Annual Target 6 Year Goal Percentile in School Type N PPI Points Rating
All students ----------
High needs ----------
Low income ----------
ELL and Former ELL ----------
Students w/disabilities ----------
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ----------
Asian ----------
Afr. Amer./Black ----------
Hispanic/Latino ----------
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. ----------
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
White ----------
2013 MCAS Participation
  English Language Arts Mathematics Science
Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%)
All students15001495100Yes15051502100Yes359359100Yes
High needs34534399Yes34734599Yes8282100Yes
Low income5858100Yes5858100Yes14---
ELL and Former ELL8383100Yes8484100Yes18---
Students w/disabilities25725599Yes25825699Yes6363100Yes
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.3---3---2---
Asian44243999Yes446444100Yes110110100Yes
Afr. Amer./Black17---18---3---
Hispanic/Latino3939100Yes3939100Yes6---
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.7171100Yes7171100Yes14---
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.------------
White928926100Yes928927100Yes224224100Yes

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

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

About the Data


Enrollment and Educator Data

The waiver data included in this 2013 report card reflects only academic waivers issued during the 2012-2013 school year; it does NOT include critical shortage waivers. The schools included in the data are those in school districts and Horace Mann charter schools, all of whose teachers are required to hold an appropriate license per M.G.L. c.71, §38G. Important information about waivers:

  • Waivers are valid for only one school year
  • The data does not indicate whether a teacher taught under a waiver for the full year; many teachers receive the appropriate license during the school year
  • The district may apply for subsequent waivers, should a teacher not obtain licensure while working under a first year waiver, but must demonstrate that the educator is making significant progress toward obtaining the required license
  • The waiver percentage is based on the total number of individual for whom ESE issued academic waivers, divided by the total number of teachers in the district, as reported in the October 2010 EPIMS data collection
  • A single teacher on a waiver in a smaller district would have a greater impact than on a larger district and the waiver percentages, therefore, are not comparable between districts
  • Teachers in Commonwealth charter schools are required either to be licensed or to pass the teacher test, (M.G.L. c.71, §89 (ii) and 603 CMR 1.07), and are therefore not included in the data
  • Horace Mann Charter School teachers are required to hold an appropriate license (M.G.L. c.71, §38G) and are therefore included in the data

Student Groups (2012-13 School Year)

MCAS Data (Spring 2013 Results)

MCAS Achievement Level (Scaled Score Range) MCAS-Alt Achievement Level Points Per Student
Proficient or Advanced
(240-280)
Progressing (Certain disability types)* 100
Needs Improvement High
(230-238)
Progressing or Emerging 75
Needs Improvement Low
(220-228)
Awareness 50
Warning / Failing High
(210-218)
Portfolio Incomplete 25
Warning / Failing Low
(200-208)
0

* Intellectual, Sensory/Deaf and Blind, Multiple Disabilities, Autism, and Developmental Delay. Additionally, a student must be reported as having a "high level of need."

SGP: Each student who participated in the MCAS ELA or Mathematics tests in grades 4-8 or 10 and who also took the last MCAS test in that subject receives a Student Growth Percentile (SGP) score. The SGP compares a student's MCAS score with the scores of all students in the state at that grade level who received similar MCAS scores in prior years. SGPs range from 1 to 99; higher numbers represent higher growth and lower numbers represent lower growth. An SGP of 75, for example, means the student's progress is higher than 75 percent and lower than 25 percent of the students in the state with similar prior test scores. This method works independently of MCAS achievement levels. Therefore, all students, regardless of the scores they earned on past MCAS tests, have an equal chance to demonstrate growth at any of the 99 percentiles. School and district growth percentiles represent the growth of the median, or middle, student in the school or district. Most school and district median SGPs tend to range between 40 and 60. Schools outside of that range are showing less or more growth than the typical school in Massachusetts. For more information, go to http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/growth/

Accountability Data (2013)

Accountability and Assistance Levels

Determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention

School Percentiles

Cumulative Progress and Performance Index (PPI)