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2007-08 Massachusetts State Report Card

On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) into law. The law called for sweeping changes in public education. Among the changes was a federal requirement that all states receiving federal Title I funds must issue annual "report cards."

The Massachusetts State Report Card is divided into the following six parts. (More information about these data can be found in the "Data Definitions" section at the end of the report card.)

Part I: Enrollment Data and Educator Quality Data
Shows enrollment statistics as of October 1, 2007 for Massachusetts public schools. This section also includes the percentage of Massachusetts teachers licensed in the area in which they are teaching, and the percentage of teachers in core academic subjects who are "highly qualified." See Data Definitions for more information about these data.
Part II: State Achievement in English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science
Shows a summary of state performance on the last round of MCAS examinations in English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science. The data are broken down by grade level, subject area, and includes the disaggregated performance data of particular subgroups, including student status, race, gender, and socioeconomic level.
Part III: State Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Report
Shows state level 2007 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) data for both English Language Arts and Mathematics. The report includes results for all students in the state in the aggregate, and disaggregated data for subgroups including race/ethnicity, student status and socioeconomic level.
Part IV: Accountability Status & AYP History By District
Lists the Accountability Status and AYP History for all districts in the state.
Part V: Schools Identified for Improvement, Corrective Action, or Restructuring
Lists the schools in the state that have been identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring. (For more information on AYP and the lists provided in Parts IV and V, please see http://www.doe.mass.edu/sda/ayp/2007/.)
Part VI: Data Definitions
Data and key terms used in the Massachusetts State Report Card.