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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
5,138 954,773
Race/Ethnicity (%)
African American or Black 3.4 8.6
Asian 11.1 5.9
Hispanic or Latino 3.0 16.4
Multi-race, Non-Hispanic 1.5 2.7
Native American 0.2 0.2
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
White 80.8 66.0
Gender (%)
Male 51.0 51.2
Female 49.0 48.8
Selected Populations (%)
English Language Learner 2.1 7.7
Low-Income 9.8 37.0
Students w/Disabilities 15.2 17.0
First Language Not English 8.9 17.3

Grades Offered:
PK, K, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Educator Data (2012-13)
 DistrictState
Total # of Teachers 344.4 70,635.8
Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment 99.4 97.5
Total Number of Classes in Core Academic Areas 2,014 345,316
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Highly Qualified 99.4 98.0
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Not Highly Qualified 0.6 2.0
Student/Teacher Ratio 14.9 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 99.4 - 99.4
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Highly Qualified 99.4 - 99.4
0.6 - 0.6

Enrollment and Educator Data (Continued)


Educator Quality Data for High Poverty and Low Poverty Chelmsford 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
 
 
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

2013 Accountability Data - Chelmsford


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 = 71, Target = 75PPI = 71, Target = 75PPI = 71, Target = 75 71Did Not Meet Target
High needsPPI = 66, Target = 75PPI = 66, Target = 75PPI = 66, Target = 75 66Did Not Meet Target
Low incomePPI = 75, Target = 75PPI = 75, Target = 75 75Met Target
EL and Former ELPPI = 89, Target = 75PPI = 89, Target = 75PPI = 89, Target = 75 89Met Target
Students w/ disabilitiesPPI = 54, Target = 75PPI = 54, Target = 75PPI = 54, Target = 75 54Did Not Meet Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -
AsianPPI = 96, Target = 75PPI = 96, Target = 75PPI = 96, Target = 75 96Met Target
Afr. Amer./BlackPPI = 77, Target = 75PPI = 77, Target = 75PPI = 77, Target = 75 77Met Target
Hispanic/LatinoPPI = 80, Target = 75PPI = 80, Target = 75PPI = 80, Target = 75 80Met Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.PPI = 99, Target = 75PPI = 99, Target = 75PPI = 99, Target = 75 99Met Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. -
WhitePPI = 72, Target = 75PPI = 72, Target = 75PPI = 72, Target = 75 72Did Not Meet Target

School Accountability Information
School School Type Title I Status Accountability and Assistance Level
Center Elementary SchoolElementary SchoolTitle I School (TA)Level 1
South RowElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 2
Charles D HarringtonElementary SchoolTitle I School (TA)Level 2
Byam SchoolElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 2
Col Moses Parker SchoolMiddle SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
McCarthy Middle SchoolMiddle SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 2
Chelmsford HighHigh SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
Community Education CenterEarly Elementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Insufficient data

Chelmsford:
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 = 93.9, Target = 95.3CPI = 93.9, Target = 95.3CPI = 93.9, Target = 95.3 94.3 93.4 93.9 0.5 95.3 97.2 79281450Improved Below Target
High needsCPI = 83.2, Target = 86.2CPI = 83.2, Target = 86.2CPI = 83.2, Target = 86.2 83.4 82.1 83.2 1.1 86.2 91.7 8170450Improved Below Target
Low incomeCPI = 89.2, Target = 89.3CPI = 89.2, Target = 89.3 87.2 85.7 89.2 3.5 89.3 93.6 9225175On Target
EL and Former ELCPI = 87.6, Target = 90.7CPI = 87.6, Target = 90.7CPI = 87.6, Target = 90.7 88.8 87.2 87.6 0.4 90.7 94.4 909375On Target
Students w/ disabilitiesCPI = 77.5, Target = 82.3CPI = 77.5, Target = 82.3CPI = 77.5, Target = 82.3 78.8 76.2 77.5 1.3 82.3 89.4 8147050Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -------6--
AsianCPI = 96.2, Target = 96.7CPI = 96.2, Target = 96.7 96.0 95.8 96.2 0.4 96.7 98.0 72277100Above Target
Afr. Amer./BlackCPI = 90.6, Target = 93.3CPI = 90.6, Target = 93.3CPI = 90.6, Target = 93.3 92.0 90.3 90.6 0.3 93.3 96.0 919675On Target
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 85.3, Target = 89.3CPI = 85.3, Target = 89.3CPI = 85.3, Target = 89.3 87.2 84.5 85.3 0.8 89.3 93.6 688550Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.CPI = 95.7, Target = 97.9CPI = 95.7, Target = 97.9CPI = 95.7, Target = 97.9 97.5 95.8 95.7 -0.1 97.9 98.8 8847100Above Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. -------3--
WhiteCPI = 94.1, Target = 95.3CPI = 94.1, Target = 95.3CPI = 94.1, Target = 95.3 94.4 93.5 94.1 0.6 95.3 97.2 76229975On Target
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 = 89.2, Target = 89.3CPI = 89.2, Target = 89.3 87.2 88.4 89.2 0.8 89.3 93.6 77281475On Target
High needsCPI = 74, Target = 75.7CPI = 74, Target = 75.7CPI = 74, Target = 75.7 70.8 72.5 74.0 1.5 75.7 85.4 7470450Improved Below Target
Low incomeCPI = 82, Target = 79.3CPI = 82, Target = 79.3CPI = 82, Target = 79.3 75.1 75.8 82.0 6.2 79.3 87.6 95251100Above Target
EL and Former ELCPI = 88.2, Target = 87.2CPI = 88.2, Target = 87.2 84.6 84.5 88.2 3.7 87.2 92.3 909375On Target
Students w/ disabilitiesCPI = 66.7, Target = 70.6CPI = 66.7, Target = 70.6CPI = 66.7, Target = 70.6 64.7 65.2 66.7 1.5 70.6 82.4 7746850Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -------6--
AsianCPI = 95.3, Target = 94.3CPI = 95.3, Target = 94.3 93.2 94.1 95.3 1.2 94.3 96.6 67276100Above Target
Afr. Amer./BlackCPI = 83.2, Target = 86CPI = 83.2, Target = 86CPI = 83.2, Target = 86 83.2 84.5 83.2 -1.3 86.0 91.6 969775On Target
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 81.8, Target = 79.9CPI = 81.8, Target = 79.9CPI = 81.8, Target = 79.9 75.9 79.2 81.8 2.6 79.9 88.0 8384100Above Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.CPI = 90.4, Target = 90.7CPI = 90.4, Target = 90.7 88.8 90.5 90.4 -0.1 90.7 94.4 794775On Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. -------3--
WhiteCPI = 89, Target = 89.3CPI = 89, Target = 89.3 87.1 88.2 89.0 0.8 89.3 93.6 72230075On 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 = 86.7, Target = 88.2CPI = 86.7, Target = 88.2CPI = 86.7, Target = 88.2 85.8 87.6 86.7 -0.9 88.2 92.9 71120025No Change
High needsCPI = 72.4, Target = 74.9CPI = 72.4, Target = 74.9CPI = 72.4, Target = 74.9 69.9 71.4 72.4 1.0 74.9 85.0 6728250Improved Below Target
Low incomeCPI = 77.5, Target = 79.2CPI = 77.5, Target = 79.2CPI = 77.5, Target = 79.2 75.0 75.6 77.5 1.9 79.2 87.5 7810250Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL -------21--
Students w/ disabilitiesCPI = 68.3, Target = 70.7CPI = 68.3, Target = 70.7CPI = 68.3, Target = 70.7 64.8 65.1 68.3 3.2 70.7 82.4 7419450Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -------4--
AsianCPI = 91.8, Target = 89.3CPI = 91.8, Target = 89.3CPI = 91.8, Target = 89.3 87.1 88.3 91.8 3.5 89.3 93.6 60101100Above Target
Afr. Amer./Black  78.4---- 89.2-42--
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 83.1, Target = 80CPI = 83.1, Target = 80CPI = 83.1, Target = 80 76.0 81.7 83.1 1.4 80.0 88.0 9137100Above Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. -------17--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. -------1--
WhiteCPI = 86.7, Target = 88.4CPI = 86.7, Target = 88.4CPI = 86.7, Target = 88.4 86.1 87.8 86.7 -1.1 88.4 93.1 6799725No Change
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 33.1 31.228140 2.4 2.228140
High needs 11.0 9.17040 8.9 8.17040
Low income 17.7 15.92510 5.8 4.025125
EL and Former EL 17.9 11.8930 4.8 1.19325
Students w/ disabilities 4.2 3.64700 13.1 12.14700
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--6---6-
Asian 44.3 38.62770 1.5 0.427725
Afr. Amer./Black 16.1 16.7960 2.2 3.1960
Hispanic/Latino 20.2 28.28525 11.9 9.48525
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 35.7 34.0470 2.4 0.04725
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--3---3-
White 33.0 31.122990 2.1 2.222990
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 37.1 41.2281425 5.5 5.428140
High needs 15.9 15.87040 16.9 17.37040
Low income 20.1 22.725125 13.0 10.425125
EL and Former EL 38.1 30.1930 4.8 3.29325
Students w/ disabilities 7.4 7.54680 24.1 24.14680
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--6---6-
Asian 61.5 63.42760 1.5 1.42760
Afr. Amer./Black 23.9 25.8970 7.6 6.29725
Hispanic/Latino 25.0 31.08425 9.5 14.3840
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 47.6 48.9470 7.1 4.34725
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--3---3-
White 35.0 39.3230025 5.7 5.523000
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 22.8 19.712000 4.6 3.2120025
High needs 5.0 4.62820 15.1 11.728225
Low income 6.4 3.91020 12.0 6.910225
EL and Former EL--21---21-
Students w/ disabilities 3.3 3.11940 19.4 16.519425
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--4---4-
Asian 32.4 35.61010 6.3 2.010125
Afr. Amer./Black--42---42-
Hispanic/Latino 23.3 21.6370 6.7 5.43725
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.--17---17-
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--1---1-
White 22.2 18.49970 4.2 2.999725
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 = 56, Target = 51SGP = 56, Target = 51SGP = 56, Target = 51 54.0 56.0 2.0 51.0No231175On Target
High needsSGP = 51, Target = 51SGP = 51, Target = 51 48.0 51.0 3.0 51.0No53775On Target
Low incomeSGP = 53, Target = 51SGP = 53, Target = 51SGP = 53, Target = 51 48.0 53.0 5.0 51.0Yes20975On Target
EL and Former ELSGP = 67, Target = 51SGP = 67, Target = 51SGP = 67, Target = 51 53.0 67.0 14.0 51.0No53100Above Target
Students w/ disabilitiesSGP = 49.5, Target = 51SGP = 49.5, Target = 51SGP = 49.5, Target = 51 48.0 49.5 1.5 51.0No35650Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 51.0-5--
AsianSGP = 64.5, Target = 51SGP = 64.5, Target = 51SGP = 64.5, Target = 51 60.0 64.5 4.5 51.0No196100Above Target
Afr. Amer./BlackSGP = 52, Target = 51SGP = 52, Target = 51 50.0 52.0 2.0 51.0Yes7275On Target
Hispanic/LatinoSGP = 61.5, Target = 51SGP = 61.5, Target = 51SGP = 61.5, Target = 51 52.0 61.5 9.5 51.0No68100Above Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.SGP = 52, Target = 51SGP = 52, Target = 51 50.0 52.0 2.0 51.0No4175On Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 51.0-2--
WhiteSGP = 55, Target = 51SGP = 55, Target = 51SGP = 55, Target = 51 54.0 55.0 1.0 51.0Yes192775On 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 = 60, Target = 51SGP = 60, Target = 51SGP = 60, Target = 51 53.0 60.0 7.0 51.0Yes2304100Above Target
High needsSGP = 54, Target = 51SGP = 54, Target = 51SGP = 54, Target = 51 49.0 54.0 5.0 51.0No53475On Target
Low incomeSGP = 57, Target = 51SGP = 57, Target = 51SGP = 57, Target = 51 43.0 57.0 14.0 51.0Yes21075On Target
EL and Former ELSGP = 68.5, Target = 51SGP = 68.5, Target = 51SGP = 68.5, Target = 51 56.0 68.5 12.5 51.0Yes52100Above Target
Students w/ disabilitiesSGP = 50, Target = 51SGP = 50, Target = 51 50.0 50.0 0.0 51.0No35250Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 51.0-5--
AsianSGP = 65, Target = 51SGP = 65, Target = 51SGP = 65, Target = 51 68.0 65.0 -3.0 51.0Yes196100Above Target
Afr. Amer./BlackSGP = 57, Target = 51SGP = 57, Target = 51SGP = 57, Target = 51 44.5 57.0 12.5 51.0No7175On Target
Hispanic/LatinoSGP = 72, Target = 51SGP = 72, Target = 51SGP = 72, Target = 51 43.0 72.0 29.0 51.0Yes65100Above Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.SGP = 54, Target = 51SGP = 54, Target = 51SGP = 54, Target = 51 55.5 54.0 -1.5 51.0No4175On Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 51.0-2--
WhiteSGP = 59, Target = 51SGP = 59, Target = 51SGP = 59, Target = 51 52.0 59.0 7.0 51.0Yes192475On 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 studentsCohort Graduation Rate = 93.8, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 93.8, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 93.8, Target = 80 93.0 93.8 0.8 80.0 90.041875On Target
High needsCohort Graduation Rate = 83.3, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 83.3, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 83.3, Target = 80 76.8 83.3 6.5 80.0 90.09675On Target
Low incomeCohort Graduation Rate = 86, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 86, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 86, Target = 80 81.6 86.0 4.4 80.0 90.05075On Target
EL and Former EL --- 80.0 90.08--
Students w/ disabilitiesCohort Graduation Rate = 80, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 80, Target = 80 73.8 80.0 6.2 80.0 90.05075On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 80.0 90.01--
AsianCohort Graduation Rate = 97.2, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 97.2, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 97.2, Target = 80 86.1 97.2 11.1 80.0 90.036100Above Target
Afr. Amer./Black --- 80.0 90.011--
Hispanic/Latino --- 80.0 90.019--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. --- 80.0 90.0---
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 80.0 90.0---
WhiteCohort Graduation Rate = 94.9, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 94.9, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 94.9, Target = 80 93.6 94.9 1.3 80.0 90.035175On Target
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 studentsCohort Graduation Rate = 94.4, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 94.4, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 94.4, Target = 85 89.4 94.4 5.0 85.0 95.041275On Target
High needsCohort Graduation Rate = 83.2, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 83.2, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 83.2, Target = 85 78.1 83.2 5.1 85.0 95.09550Improved Below Target
Low incomeCohort Graduation Rate = 89.5, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 89.5, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 89.5, Target = 85 77.4 89.5 12.1 85.0 95.03875On Target
EL and Former EL --- 85.0 95.07--
Students w/ disabilitiesCohort Graduation Rate = 81.5, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 81.5, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 81.5, Target = 85 76.4 81.5 5.1 85.0 95.06550Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 85.0 95.02--
Asian --- 85.0 95.024--
Afr. Amer./Black --- 85.0 95.06--
Hispanic/Latino --- 85.0 95.04--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. --- 85.0 95.02--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 85.0 95.0---
WhiteCohort Graduation Rate = 94.7, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 94.7, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 94.7, Target = 85 89.9 94.7 4.8 85.0 95.037475On Target
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 studentsDropout Rate = 1, Target = 0.7 0.8 0.6 1.0 -0.4 0.7 0.462159525No Change
High needsDropout Rate = 4.3, Target = 1.8 2.2 1.4 4.3 -2.9 1.8 1.1283020Declined
Low incomeDropout Rate = 3.9, Target = 1.8 2.1 0.8 3.9 -3.1 1.8 1.1381550Declined
EL and Former EL -------16--
Students w/ disabilitiesDropout Rate = 3, Target = 1.8 2.1 1.6 3.0 -1.4 1.8 1.1441640Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -------2--
AsianDropout Rate = 2.8, Target = 0.7 0.8 0.0 2.8 -2.8 0.7 0.4151420Declined
Afr. Amer./BlackDropout Rate = 2.3, Target = 0- 0.0 2.3 -2.3 0.0 0.051430Declined
Hispanic/LatinoDropout Rate = 2.2, Target = 0 11.4 6.7 2.2 4.5 0.0 0.0714650Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. -------10--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. -------0--
WhiteDropout Rate = 0.7, Target = 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.7 -0.1 0.8 0.571135275On Target
2013 MCAS Participation
  English Language Arts Mathematics Science
Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%)
All students2838281999Yes2840282299Yes12231217100Yes
High needs72070598Yes72070898Yes29629299Yes
Low income25525399Yes25525399Yes10910798Yes
EL and Former EL989496Yes989799Yes26---
Students w/ disabilities48046898Yes48046898Yes20119798Yes
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.6---6---4---
Asian27827599Yes277276100Yes102102100Yes
Afr. Amer./Black9898100Yes9999100Yes4343100Yes
Hispanic/Latino898899Yes898798Yes413995Yes
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.4747100Yes4747100Yes17---
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.3---3---1---
White2316230199Yes2318230399Yes10141010100Yes

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)

School and District Profiles