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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 (2011-12 School Year)

A highly qualified teacher is defined as a teacher holding a Massachusetts teaching license at the Preliminary, 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 (2011-12)
 District State
2,910 953,369
Race/Ethnicity (%)
African American or Black 0.8 8.3
Asian 23.3 5.7
Hispanic or Latino 3.5 16.1
Multi-race, Non-Hispanic 1.9 2.5
Native American 0.1 0.2
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
White 70.4 67.0
Gender (%)
Male 50.4 51.3
Female 49.6 48.7
Selected Populations (%)
English Language Learner 0.7 7.3
Low-Income 3.7 35.2
Students w/Disabilities 14.9 17.0
First Language Not English 17.1 16.7

Grades Offered:
PK, K, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Educator Data (2011-12)
 DistrictState
Total # of Teachers 181.7 69,341.9
Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment 100.0 97.8
Total Number of Classes in Core Academic Areas 813 339,887
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Highly Qualified 100.0 97.8
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Not Highly Qualified 0.0 2.2
Student/Teacher Ratio 16.0 to 1 13.7 to 1
Percentage of Public Elementary and Secondary School Teachers Issued Waivers 0.0 1.0
  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-Boxborough Public Schools

2011 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 23716508317100 2207326634100
Stud. w/ Disab 213422564414 186211326811
LEP/FLEP 20411246547 18817307011
African American/Black 21632461399 205216495116
Asian/Pacific Islander 243255685156 234174979215
Hispanic/Latino 216423623814 205218505023
White 2431859891168 2301042772352
Low-Income 218425663433 207218524852

GRADE LEVEL 4 - MATHEMATICS
All Students 2531358937100 2406408218100
Stud. w/ Disab 233326762416 218217554512
LEP/FLEP 22822072287 219114584211
African American/Black 23532781199 224117663416
Asian/Pacific Islander 26730769826 25620629195
Hispanic/Latino 236432802015 229224722824
White 258156796468 24995291952
Low-Income 239436831734 229224732752

GRADE LEVEL 8 - READING
All Students 2756468416100 2643327525100
Stud. w/ Disab 249116594114 230#7366410
LEP/FLEP 211#117833 223#329715
African American/Black 25522068327 248114584216
Asian/Pacific Islander 288146190104 27584682185
Hispanic/Latino 248118594113 251118633722
White 28285391973 272441841654
Low-Income 257125703032 251118633748

GRADE LEVEL 8 - MATHEMATICS
All Students 29915518614100 2838347228100
Stud. w/ Disab 268316564416 24929356511
LEP/FLEP 2471833673 2441528726
African American/Black 27542665358 262113505016
Asian/Pacific Islander 32039729464 302225585156
Hispanic/Latino 273321643613 269320604023
White 304175891973 2931043831754
Low-Income 280529722833 269219594148

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 5,0001476
Grade 4 Mathematics 5,0001673
Grade 8 Reading 3,6001436
Grade 8 Mathematics 3,8001634


2012 MCAS Results by Subgroup by Grade and Subject

More about the data
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

2012 Accountability Data - Acton-Boxborough


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 = 82, Target = 75PPI = 82, Target = 75PPI = 82, Target = 75 82Met Target
Low incomePPI = 67, Target = 75PPI = 67, Target = 75PPI = 67, Target = 75 67Did Not Meet Target
ELL and Former ELL -
Students w/disabilitiesPPI = 84, Target = 75PPI = 84, Target = 75PPI = 84, Target = 75 84Met Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -
AsianPPI = 100, Target = 75PPI = 100, Target = 75PPI = 100, Target = 75 100Met Target
Afr. Amer./Black -
Hispanic/LatinoPPI = 90, Target = 75PPI = 90, Target = 75PPI = 90, Target = 75 90Met Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. -
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. -
WhitePPI = 94, Target = 75PPI = 94, Target = 75PPI = 94, Target = 75 94Met Target

School Accountability Information
School School Type Title I Status Accountability and Assistance Level
Raymond J Grey Junior HighMiddle SchoolTitle I School (TA)Level 2
Acton-Boxborough Regional HighHigh SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1

Acton-Boxborough:
Accountability Data Detail

2012 English Language Arts Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 6 Year Goal 2011 CPI (Baseline) CPI Change 2012 Target 2012 CPI Percentile in Grade Span N PPI Points Rating
All StudentsCPI = 98, Target = 98.6CPI = 98, Target = 98.6 99.3 98.5 -0.5 98.6 98.0 991492100Above Target
High needsCPI = 90.5, Target = 92.7CPI = 90.5, Target = 92.7CPI = 90.5, Target = 92.7 96.0 92.0 -1.5 92.7 90.5 9930375On Target
Low incomeCPI = 90.5, Target = 90.6CPI = 90.5, Target = 90.6 94.9 89.7 0.8 90.6 90.5 956675On Target
ELL and Former ELL ------25--
Students w/disabilitiesCPI = 89.2, Target = 92.5CPI = 89.2, Target = 92.5CPI = 89.2, Target = 92.5 95.9 91.8 -2.6 92.5 89.2 9925375On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ------2--
AsianCPI = 99.7, Target = 99CPI = 99.7, Target = 99 99.5 98.9 0.8 99.0 99.7 97359100Above Target
Afr. Amer./Black ------10--
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 93.4, Target = 94.5CPI = 93.4, Target = 94.5CPI = 93.4, Target = 94.5 97.0 94.0 -0.6 94.5 93.4 965775On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.CPI = 98.6, Target = 97.9CPI = 98.6, Target = 97.9 98.9 97.7 0.9 97.9 98.6 9736100Above Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ---------
WhiteCPI = 97.6, Target = 98.8CPI = 97.6, Target = 98.8CPI = 97.6, Target = 98.8 99.4 98.7 -1.1 98.8 97.6 991028100Above Target
2012 Mathematics Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 6 Year Goal 2011 CPI (Baseline) CPI Change 2012 Target 2012 CPI Percentile in Grade Span N PPI Points Rating
All StudentsCPI = 94.4, Target = 95.7CPI = 94.4, Target = 95.7CPI = 94.4, Target = 95.7 97.7 95.3 -0.9 95.7 94.4 981492100Above Target
High needsCPI = 78.3, Target = 82.5CPI = 78.3, Target = 82.5CPI = 78.3, Target = 82.5 90.5 80.9 -2.6 82.5 78.3 9530275On Target
Low incomeCPI = 75.4, Target = 80.6CPI = 75.4, Target = 80.6CPI = 75.4, Target = 80.6 89.4 78.8 -3.4 80.6 75.4 71680Declined
ELL and Former ELL ------25--
Students w/disabilitiesCPI = 75.9, Target = 81.4CPI = 75.9, Target = 81.4CPI = 75.9, Target = 81.4 89.9 79.7 -3.8 81.4 75.9 9625175On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ------2--
AsianCPI = 98.1, Target = 98.4CPI = 98.1, Target = 98.4 99.2 98.3 -0.2 98.4 98.1 92360100Above Target
Afr. Amer./Black ------10--
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 82.8, Target = 82.6CPI = 82.8, Target = 82.6 90.5 81.0 1.8 82.6 82.8 905875On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.CPI = 96.5, Target = 95CPI = 96.5, Target = 95CPI = 96.5, Target = 95 97.3 94.5 2.0 95.0 96.5 9836100Above Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ---------
WhiteCPI = 93.9, Target = 95.5CPI = 93.9, Target = 95.5CPI = 93.9, Target = 95.5 97.6 95.1 -1.2 95.5 93.9 971026100Above Target

2012 Science Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 6 Year Goal 2011 CPI (Baseline) CPI Change 2012 Target 2012 CPI Percentile in Grade Span N PPI Points Rating
All StudentsCPI = 94.3, Target = 93.9CPI = 94.3, Target = 93.9 96.7 93.3 1.0 93.9 94.3 98998100Above Target
High needsCPI = 80.1, Target = 77.7CPI = 80.1, Target = 77.7CPI = 80.1, Target = 77.7 87.9 75.7 4.4 77.7 80.1 95188100Above Target
Low incomeCPI = 72.6, Target = 78.6CPI = 72.6, Target = 78.6CPI = 72.6, Target = 78.6 88.4 76.7 -4.1 78.6 72.6 54420Declined
ELL and Former ELL ------15--
Students w/disabilitiesCPI = 79.5, Target = 77.1CPI = 79.5, Target = 77.1CPI = 79.5, Target = 77.1 87.5 75.0 4.5 77.1 79.5 98157100Above Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ------2--
AsianCPI = 96.8, Target = 95.3CPI = 96.8, Target = 95.3CPI = 96.8, Target = 95.3 97.5 94.9 1.9 95.3 96.8 90241100Above Target
Afr. Amer./Black ------7--
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 81.9, Target = 86.1CPI = 81.9, Target = 86.1CPI = 81.9, Target = 86.1 89.8 79.5 2.4 86.1 81.9 923675On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. ------26--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ---------
WhiteCPI = 94.1, Target = 94CPI = 94.1, Target = 94 96.8 93.5 0.6 94.0 94.1 97686100Above Target
2012 English Language Arts Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
Advanced Baseline % 2012 % Advanced N PPI Points Awarded Warning/Failing Baseline % 2012 % Warning/Failing N PPI Points Awarded
All Students 41.1 44.014920 0.3 0.914920
High needs 8.3 8.63030 1.6 4.33030
Low income 23.1 13.6660 2.6 1.56625
ELL and Former ELL--25---25-
Students w/disabilities 6.0 6.32530 1.4 5.12530
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--2---2-
Asian 62.3 63.53590 0.3 0.035925
Afr. Amer./Black--10---10-
Hispanic/Latino 19.0 29.85725 2.4 0.05725
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 40.6 44.4360 3.1 0.03625
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White 36.0 38.510280 0.1 1.310280

2012 Mathematics Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
Advanced Baseline % 2012 % Advanced N PPI Points Awarded Warning/Failing Baseline % 2012 % Warning/Failing N PPI Points Awarded
All Students 64.1 63.414920 1.9 2.714920
High needs 21.2 23.23020 10.0 12.33020
Low income 23.1 26.56825 10.3 14.7680
ELL and Former ELL--25---25-
Students w/disabilities 18.7 19.12510 10.3 14.32510
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--2---2-
Asian 82.5 83.93600 0.3 0.63600
Afr. Amer./Black--10---10-
Hispanic/Latino 35.7 39.75825 14.3 12.15825
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 59.4 69.43625 3.1 2.8360
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White 60.2 58.010260 1.9 2.710260
2012 Science Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
Advanced Baseline % 2012 % Advanced N PPI Points Awarded Warning/Failing Baseline % 2012 % Warning/Failing N PPI Points Awarded
All Students 40.1 43.39980 1.9 1.89980
High needs 11.1 14.418825 10.5 9.018825
Low income 10.0 14.34225 13.3 14.3420
ELL and Former ELL--15---15-
Students w/disabilities 11.4 12.715725 10.6 10.21570
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--2---2-
Asian 58.9 62.72410 1.9 0.824125
Afr. Amer./Black--7---7-
Hispanic/Latino 24.2 13.9360 12.1 13.9360
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.--26---26-
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White 36.1 37.96860 1.4 1.66860

2012 English Language Arts Growth
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 6 Year Goal 2011 SGP
(Baseline)
SGP Change 2012 SGP N Met Safe Harbor? PPI Points Rating
All StudentsSGP = 48, Target = 51SGP = 48, Target = 51SGP = 48, Target = 51 51.0 48.0 0.0 48.01392No50Below Target
High needsSGP = 45, Target = 51SGP = 45, Target = 51SGP = 45, Target = 51 51.0 50.0 -5.0 45.0253No50Below Target
Low incomeSGP = 41, Target = 51SGP = 41, Target = 51SGP = 41, Target = 51 51.0 54.0 -13.0 41.057No50Below Target
ELL and Former ELL  51.0---18---
Students w/disabilitiesSGP = 47, Target = 51SGP = 47, Target = 51SGP = 47, Target = 51 51.0 50.0 -3.0 47.0213No50Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.  51.0---2---
AsianSGP = 55, Target = 51SGP = 55, Target = 51SGP = 55, Target = 51 51.0 55.0 0.0 55.0326Yes75On Target
Afr. Amer./Black  51.0---8---
Hispanic/LatinoSGP = 51, Target = 51SGP = 51, Target = 51 51.0 48.5 2.5 51.047No75On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.SGP = 42, Target = 51SGP = 42, Target = 51SGP = 42, Target = 51 51.0 40.0 2.0 42.034No50Below Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.  51.0-------
WhiteSGP = 47, Target = 51SGP = 47, Target = 51SGP = 47, Target = 51 51.0 46.0 1.0 47.0975No50Below Target
2012 Mathematics Growth
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 6 Year Goal 2011 SGP
(Baseline)
SGP Change 2012 SGP N Met Safe Harbor? PPI Points Rating
All StudentsSGP = 62, Target = 51SGP = 62, Target = 51SGP = 62, Target = 51 51.0 64.0 -2.0 62.01388No100Above Target
High needsSGP = 60, Target = 51SGP = 60, Target = 51SGP = 60, Target = 51 51.0 68.0 -8.0 60.0248No100Above Target
Low incomeSGP = 54.5, Target = 51SGP = 54.5, Target = 51SGP = 54.5, Target = 51 51.0 63.0 -8.5 54.556No75On Target
ELL and Former ELL  51.0---19---
Students w/disabilitiesSGP = 57, Target = 51SGP = 57, Target = 51SGP = 57, Target = 51 51.0 68.5 -11.5 57.0207No75On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.  51.0---2---
AsianSGP = 71, Target = 51SGP = 71, Target = 51SGP = 71, Target = 51 51.0 74.0 -3.0 71.0326No100Above Target
Afr. Amer./Black  51.0---8---
Hispanic/LatinoSGP = 75, Target = 51SGP = 75, Target = 51SGP = 75, Target = 51 51.0 62.5 12.5 75.047No100Above Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.SGP = 71.5, Target = 51SGP = 71.5, Target = 51SGP = 71.5, Target = 51 51.0 70.5 1.0 71.534Yes100Above Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.  51.0-------
WhiteSGP = 59, Target = 51SGP = 59, Target = 51SGP = 59, Target = 51 51.0 61.0 -2.0 59.0971No75On Target

2011 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 6 Year Goal 2010 Rate (Baseline) Change Annual Target Cohort Graduation Rate N PPI Points Rating
All StudentsCohort Graduation Rate = 95.1, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 95.1, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 95.1, Target = 75 90.0 96.4 -1.3 75.0 95.1526100Above Target
High needsCohort Graduation Rate = 82, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 82, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 82, Target = 75 90.0 86.6 -4.6 75.0 82.012875On Target
Low income  90.0-- 75.0-26--
ELL and Former ELL  90.0-- 75.0-12--
Students w/disabilitiesCohort Graduation Rate = 79, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 79, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 79, Target = 75 90.0 85.9 -6.9 75.0 79.010575On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.  90.0-- 75.0----
AsianCohort Graduation Rate = 99, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 99, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 99, Target = 75 90.0 96.7 2.3 75.0 99.097100Above Target
Afr. Amer./Black  90.0-- 75.0-3--
Hispanic/Latino  90.0-- 75.0-15--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.  90.0-- 75.0-9--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.  90.0-- 75.0----
WhiteCohort Graduation Rate = 94.5, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 94.5, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 94.5, Target = 75 90.0 96.9 -2.4 75.0 94.540275On Target
2010 5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 6 Year Goal 2009 Rate (Baseline) Change Annual Target Cohort Graduation Rate N PPI Points Rating
All StudentsCohort Graduation Rate = 97, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 97, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 97, Target = 80 95.0 97.2 -0.2 80.0 97.0471100Above Target
High needsCohort Graduation Rate = 89.7, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 89.7, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 89.7, Target = 80 95.0 91.1 -1.4 80.0 89.79775On Target
Low income  95.0-- 80.0-22--
ELL and Former ELL  95.0-- 80.0-9--
Students w/disabilitiesCohort Graduation Rate = 89.7, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 89.7, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 89.7, Target = 80 95.0 89.7 0.0 80.0 89.77875On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.  95.0-- 80.0----
AsianCohort Graduation Rate = 96.7, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 96.7, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 96.7, Target = 80 95.0 98.9 -2.2 80.0 96.791100Above Target
Afr. Amer./Black  95.0-- 80.0-6--
Hispanic/Latino  95.0-- 80.0-16--
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.  95.0-- 80.0-5--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.  95.0-- 80.0-2--
WhiteCohort Graduation Rate = 97.2, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 97.2, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 97.2, Target = 80 95.0 97.2 0.0 80.0 97.2351100Above Target

2011 Annual Dropout Rate
  0  2  4  6  8  10 12  14 16  18 20 6 Year Goal 2010 Rate (Baseline) Change Annual Target Annual Dropout Rate Percentile in Grade Span N PPI Points Rating
All StudentsDropout Rate = 0.8, Target = 0.4 0.2 0.4 -0.4 0.4 0.874199025No Change
High needsDropout Rate = 3.5, Target = 1 0.6 1.1 -2.4 1.0 3.5402860Declined
Low incomeDropout Rate = 13.6, Target = 0 0.0 0.0 -13.6 0.0 13.61440Declined
ELL and Former ELL ------8--
Students w/disabilitiesDropout Rate = 1.2, Target = 1.2 0.7 1.3 0.1 1.2 1.27525025No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ------2--
AsianDropout Rate = 0, Target = 0.6 0.3 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.098445100Above Target
Afr. Amer./Black ------11--
Hispanic/LatinoDropout Rate = 4.6, Target = 0 0.0 0.0 -4.6 0.0 4.653650Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.Dropout Rate = 0, Target = 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.09738100Above Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ---------
WhiteDropout Rate = 0.8, Target = 0.3 0.1 0.3 -0.5 0.3 0.873142925No Change
2012 MCAS Participation
  English Language Arts Mathematics Science
Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%)
All Students 1,505 1,498100Yes 1,504 1,498100Yes 1,003 999100Yes
High needs 313 30999Yes 312 30899Yes 192 18998Yes
Low income 69 6797Yes 69 69100Yes 43 4298Yes
ELL and Former ELL 31--- 31--- 16---
Students w/disabilities 256 25399Yes 255 25198Yes 159 15799Yes
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 2--- 2--- 2---
Asian 365 364100Yes 365 365100Yes 242 242100Yes
Afr. Amer./Black 10--- 10--- 7---
Hispanic/Latino 59 5898Yes 59 59100Yes 36 36100Yes
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 36 36100Yes 36 36100Yes 27---
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.------------
White 1,033 1,028100Yes 1,032 1,02699Yes 689 686100Yes

About the Data


Enrollment and Educator Data

The waiver data included in this 2012 report card reflects only academic waivers issued during the 2011-2012 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 (2011-12 School Year)

MCAS Data (Spring 2012 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)
Portfolio not Submitted 0

* Intellectual, Sensory/Deaf and Blind, Multiple Disabilities, Autism, and Developmental Delay

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, with 50 being average; 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, no matter 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 (2012)

Accountability and Assistance Levels

Determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention

School Percentiles

Cumulative Progress and Performance Index (PPI)