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2022 Official Accountability Report - Boston

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Boston (00350000)
TITLE I STATUS
Title I District
REGION
Coastal
GRADES SERVED
PK,K,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10,11,12
Accountability information
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022

Detailed data for each indicator

English language arts achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 492.0 486.4 18,840
High needs 487.6 482.1 15,884
Low income 486.8 481.3 14,211
EL and Former EL 486.9 480.2 8,227
Students w/ disabilities 477.7 473.7 4,971
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 485.0 478.3 59
Asian 506.4 500.0 1,729
Afr. Amer./Black 486.4 480.8 5,447
Hispanic/Latino 487.6 480.5 8,084
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 499.0 496.3 719
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 485.2 480.1 28
White 507.3 503.7 2,768

English language arts achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - High school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 496.4 495.6 3,114
High needs 489.4 490.9 2,453
Low income 490.3 491.1 2,238
EL and Former EL 478.9 481.7 946
Students w/ disabilities 481.5 480.3 667
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 3
Asian 512.6 507.7 293
Afr. Amer./Black 490.4 492.1 982
Hispanic/Latino 490.1 490.9 1,345
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 504.7 498.2 89
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 3
White 514.6 510.5 399

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 490.2 484.1 18,900
High needs 486.0 479.8 15,937
Low income 484.9 478.7 14,258
EL and Former EL 487.0 480.1 8,270
Students w/ disabilities 476.2 472.2 4,990
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 480.1 477.2 59
Asian 511.6 506.1 1,737
Afr. Amer./Black 483.4 476.5 5,459
Hispanic/Latino 485.2 477.7 8,122
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 495.6 492.4 718
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 483.2 476.5 27
White 505.9 501.8 2,774

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - High school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 498.4 495.1 3,074
High needs 491.7 489.4 2,415
Low income 492.4 489.5 2,198
EL and Former EL 486.2 483.0 938
Students w/ disabilities 481.1 477.9 657
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 3
Asian 521.2 518.7 290
Afr. Amer./Black 491.4 488.2 971
Hispanic/Latino 491.3 489.2 1,320
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 503.9 496.1 88
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 3
White 515.6 514.1 399

Science achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 484.6 482.2 6,265
High needs 480.2 477.7 5,220
Low income 479.6 476.8 4,685
EL and Former EL 478.4 475.7 2,632
Students w/ disabilities 472.3 470.4 1,618
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 16
Asian 499.8 498.3 612
Afr. Amer./Black 478.7 475.4 1,788
Hispanic/Latino 479.9 476.6 2,715
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 494.9 491.7 229
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 11
White 499.3 499.7 892

Science achievement - MCAS Composite Performance Index (CPI) (2019) and average composite scaled score (2022) - High school
Group 2019 Achievement (CPI) 2022 Achievement
(Average composite scaled score)
N
All Students 81.3 488.2 2,781
High needs 75.9 482.9 2,148
Low income 76.7 483.0 1,957
EL and Former EL 69.3 476.0 804
Students w/ disabilities 64.8 473.4 606
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 3
Asian 95.2 503.7 285
Afr. Amer./Black 76.4 482.8 860
Hispanic/Latino 76.1 483.2 1,165
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 84.4 490.6 81
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 3
White 94.6 503.8 384

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 48.6 49.6 12,799
High needs 47.8 48.1 10,631
Low income 47.3 47.7 9,495
EL and Former EL 49.6 48.5 5,503
Students w/ disabilities 44.1 43.6 3,069
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 54.7 46.2 37
Asian 53.4 55.3 1,288
Afr. Amer./Black 46.3 47.5 3,603
Hispanic/Latino 48.1 47.3 5,502
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 48.4 52.8 458
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 44.5 52.5 20
White 51.5 55.9 1,891

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 46.7 51.9 2,500
High needs 43.1 51.1 1,896
Low income 43.0 50.9 1,739
EL and Former EL 40.2 52.2 624
Students w/ disabilities 40.1 44.9 497
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 2
Asian 57.7 55.8 252
Afr. Amer./Black 42.4 50.1 774
Hispanic/Latino 42.3 51.2 1,047
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 54.6 50.1 72
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 54.7 55.3 352

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 47.9 47.1 12,789
High needs 47.1 46.1 10,631
Low income 46.6 45.6 9,493
EL and Former EL 48.2 47.7 5,510
Students w/ disabilities 43.9 41.6 3,075
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 46.8 43.8 36
Asian 52.5 54.7 1,292
Afr. Amer./Black 45.8 43.6 3,597
Hispanic/Latino 47.2 46.1 5,503
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 49.2 47.5 461
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 19
White 50.9 51.8 1,881

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 55.0 55.5 2,467
High needs 50.8 53.6 1,862
Low income 51.2 53.2 1,707
EL and Former EL 49.8 54.6 624
Students w/ disabilities 43.9 48.8 484
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 2
Asian 68.0 67.7 250
Afr. Amer./Black 50.7 50.1 760
Hispanic/Latino 49.9 53.9 1,031
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 56.0 54.6 69
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 2
White 64.4 63.8 353

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2021 Rate (%) N
All Students 75.4 78.8 3,867
High needs 71.5 74.8 3,138
Low income 72.6 75.1 2,980
EL and Former EL 65.2 68.1 1,155
Students w/ disabilities 53.4 61.4 718
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 8
Asian 91.9 93.2 429
Afr. Amer./Black 74.6 77.7 1,235
Hispanic/Latino 69.7 73.7 1,632
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 75.3 78.7 75
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 12
White 83.9 86.8 476

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2019 Rate (%) 2020 Rate (%) N
All Students 84.9 87.2 3,923
High needs 82.6 85.3 3,229
Low income 82.5 85.9 2,881
EL and Former EL 79.4 80.0 1,300
Students w/ disabilities 81.2 84.0 754
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 6
Asian 97.2 98.0 393
Afr. Amer./Black 86.2 87.7 1,381
Hispanic/Latino 79.5 82.3 1,603
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 86.3 90.7 97
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 3
White 89.6 93.0 440

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2021 Rate (%) N
All Students 3.9 2.0 14,342
High needs 4.7 2.3 10,622
Low income 4.5 2.2 8,772
EL and Former EL 6.3 3.4 3,251
Students w/ disabilities 5.0 2.3 2,734
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 7.3 0.0 34
Asian 0.6 0.3 1,494
Afr. Amer./Black 3.9 2.3 4,505
Hispanic/Latino 5.0 2.2 6,202
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 4.3 2.8 355
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 3.7 0.0 26
White 2.7 2.0 1,726

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2022 Rate (%) N
All Students 52.5 49.5 7,128
High needs---
Low income---
EL and Former EL 52.5 49.5 7,128
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---

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - High school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2022 Rate (%) N
All Students 22.0 23.4 2,670
High needs---
Low income---
EL and Former EL 22.0 23.4 2,670
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---

Chronic absenteeism - Non-high school
Group 2019 Rate (% of students missing 10% of days) 2022 Rate (% of students missing 20% of days) N
All Students 18.9 11.7 27,485
High needs 21.5 13.4 23,318
Low income 24.8 14.5 20,776
EL and Former EL 16.2 9.4 12,854
Students w/ disabilities 27.9 17.1 6,518
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 32.9 16.5 91
Asian 5.9 3.3 2,347
Afr. Amer./Black 20.5 14.2 7,854
Hispanic/Latino 22.5 13.6 11,859
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 21.7 12.6 1,064
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 17.0 15.0 40
White 11.5 6.3 4,230

*The 2022 accountability calculations include the percentage of students missing 10% or more of their days in membership in 2019, and the percentage of students missing 20% or more of their days in membership in 2022.


Chronic absenteeism - High school
Group 2019 Rate (% of students missing 10% of days) 2022 Rate (% of students missing 20% of days) N
All Students 36.9 28.5 15,268
High needs 41.9 33.0 12,369
Low income 44.2 33.9 11,201
EL and Former EL 39.8 30.0 5,254
Students w/ disabilities 46.2 41.6 3,180
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 41.9 43.8 32
Asian 14.6 9.4 1,411
Afr. Amer./Black 37.3 31.2 4,702
Hispanic/Latino 45.6 34.0 6,910
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 38.8 31.3 412
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 20.0 25.9 27
White 23.3 14.1 1,774

*The 2022 accountability calculations include the percentage of students missing 10% or more of their days in membership in 2019, and the percentage of students missing 20% or more of their days in membership in 2022.


Advanced coursework completion - High school
Group 2021 Rate (%) 2022 Rate (%) N
All Students 61.6 62.6 7,068
High needs 53.5 55.7 5,591
Low income 53.4 55.6 5,079
EL and Former EL 44.4 45.1 2,197
Students w/ disabilities 36.7 40.0 1,320
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 19
Asian 89.3 90.9 745
Afr. Amer./Black 56.4 58.3 2,265
Hispanic/Latino 52.0 52.9 3,047
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 66.9 71.8 174
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 12
White 82.7 83.3 806

Assessment participation - All students
Group English language arts Mathematics Science
Enrolled Assessed % Enrolled Assessed % Enrolled Assessed %
All Students 23,123 22,59698 23,108 22,71298 9,979 9,69197

Assessment participation - Student groups
Group English language arts Mathematics Science Overall
Enrolled Assessed Enrolled Assessed Enrolled Assessed Total Enrolled Total Assessed %
High needs 19,479 18,979 19,461 19,090 8,261 7,986 47,201 46,05598
Low income 17,453 17,003 17,439 17,099 7,439 7,184 42,331 41,28698
EL and Former EL 10,101 9,815 10,088 9,946 4,030 3,911 24,219 23,67298
Students w/ disabilities 5,824 5,558 5,818 5,657 2,386 2,279 14,028 13,49496
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 68 65 68 65 21 20 157 15096
Asian 2,090 2,070 2,088 2,080 932 924 5,110 5,07499
Afr. Amer./Black 6,682 6,544 6,684 6,571 2,886 2,807 16,252 15,92298
Hispanic/Latino 10,130 9,838 10,115 9,913 4,441 4,276 24,686 24,02797
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 829 812 829 813 331 324 1,989 1,94998
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 32 31 32 30 15- 79 7595
White 3,286 3,230 3,288 3,236 1,351 1,324 7,925 7,79098

School Accountability Information
School Accountability information School accountability percentile
Adams Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 24
Alighieri Dante Montessori SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 52
Another Course To CollegeLow participation rate 14
Baldwin Early Learning Pilot AcademyInsufficient data-
Bates Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 31
Beethoven Elementary SchoolInsufficient data-
Blackstone Elementary SchoolLow student group performance; Low participation rate 3
Boston Adult Tech AcademyInsufficient data-
Boston Arts AcademyDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 24
Boston Collaborative High SchoolInsufficient data-
Boston Community Leadership AcademyLow student group performance; Low participation rate 3
Boston International High School & Newcomers AcademyLow graduation rate; Low participation rate-
Boston Latin AcademyDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 89
Boston Latin SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 96
Boston Teachers Union K-8 PilotDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 28
Bradley Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 66
Brighton High SchoolUnderperforming school-
Burke High SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 20
Carter SchoolInsufficient data-
Channing Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 15
Charlestown High SchoolLow graduation rate; Low participation rate 10
Chittick Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 8
Clap Elementary SchoolLow student group performance; Low participation rate 6
Community AcademyInsufficient data-
Community Academy of Science and HealthLow student group performance 5
Condon K-8 SchoolLow participation rate 6
Conley Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 24
Curley K-8 SchoolLow student group performance 9
Dearborn 6-12 STEM AcademyUnderperforming school; Low student group performance; Low participation rate 2
Dever Elementary SchoolChronically underperforming school 8
East Boston Early Education CenterInsufficient data-
East Boston High SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 26
Edison K-8 SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 12
Eliot K-8 Innovation SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 83
Ellis Elementary SchoolLow student group performance; Low participation rate 3
Ellison-Parks Early Education SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022-
English High SchoolPending Approval of Underperforming Exit Assurances; Low participation rate 9
Everett Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 41
Excel High SchoolUnderperforming school; Low student group performance; Low participation rate 5
Fenway High SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 30
Frederick Pilot Middle SchoolLow student group performance 1
Gardner Pilot AcademyDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 26
Greater Egleston High SchoolInsufficient data-
Greenwood Sarah K-8 SchoolLow student group performance 3
Grew Elementary SchoolPending Approval of Underperforming Exit Assurances 30
Guild Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 13
Hale Elementary SchoolLow participation rate 65
Haley Pilot SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 18
Harvard-Kent Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 43
Haynes Early Education CenterInsufficient data-
Henderson K-12 Inclusion School LowerInsufficient data-
Henderson K-12 Inclusion School UpperDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 25
Hennigan K-8 SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 6
Hernandez K-8 SchoolLow participation rate 23
Higginson Inclusion K0-2 SchoolInsufficient data-
Higginson-Lewis K-8 SchoolLow student group performance 1
Holmes Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 11
Horace Mann School for the Deaf Hard of HearingLow participation rate-
Hurley K-8 SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 46
Irving Middle SchoolLow student group performance 3
Jackson-Mann K-8 SchoolLow participation rate 9
Kennedy John F Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 30
Kennedy Patrick J Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 25
Kenny Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 15
Kilmer K-8 SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 51
King K-8 SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 7
Lee AcademyDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022-
Lee K-8 SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 7
Lyndon K-8 SchoolLow student group performance 30
Lyon High SchoolLow participation rate 12
Lyon K-8 SchoolLow participation rate 23
Madison Park Technical Vocational High SchoolUnderperforming school; Low student group performance; Low participation rate 1
Manning Elementary SchoolLow participation rate 76
Margarita Muniz AcademyDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 11
Mario Umana AcademyDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 7
Mason Elementary SchoolLow participation rate 7
Mather Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 17
Mattahunt Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 29
McKay K-8 SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 12
McKinley SchoolsLow participation rate-
Mendell Elementary SchoolLow participation rate 53
Mildred Avenue K-8 SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 13
Mission Hill K-8 SchoolLow student group performance 9
Mozart Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 46
Murphy K-8 SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 46
New Mission High SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 62
O'Bryant School of Math & ScienceDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 93
O'Donnell Elementary SchoolLow participation rate 16
Ohrenberger SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 31
Orchard Gardens K-8 SchoolLow student group performance 7
Otis Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 42
Perkins Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 9
Perry K-8 SchoolLow participation rate 29
Philbrick Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 19
Quincy Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 68
Quincy Upper SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 31
Roosevelt K-8 SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 16
Russell Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 25
Shaw Elementary SchoolLow participation rate-
Snowden International High SchoolLow student group performance; Low participation rate 8
Sumner Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 29
Taylor Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 13
TechBoston AcademyLow student group performance 5
Timilty Middle SchoolLow student group performance 1
Tobin K-8 SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 6
Trotter K-8 SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 11
Tynan Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 20
UP Academy HollandChronically underperforming school 14
Warren-Prescott K-8 SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 72
West Zone Early Learning CenterInsufficient data-
Winship Elementary SchoolLow participation rate 70
Winthrop Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 18
Young Achievers K-8 SchoolLow student group performance 2


About this Report

Accountability information: Most districts and schools did not receive an overall accountability determination in 2022. However, school accountability reports may contain additional performance information if the school has been designated underperforming or chronically underperforming, or if they have one or more low performing student groups, a low graduation rate, or low assessment participation. District accountability reports may contain additional information if the district has been designated chronically underperforming or if the district has low assessment participation.

School accountability percentile: An accountability percentile between 1 and 99 is reported for most schools. This number is an indication of the school's overall performance relative to other schools that serve similar grades, and is calculated using multiple years of data for all accountability indicators. School percentiles are not calculated for districts.

Low income and economically disadvantaged students: Beginning in fall 2021, DESE no longer reports data for the economically disadvantaged student group and instead reports data for a newly defined low income student group. Unlike the economically disadvantaged group or the former low income group used prior to 2015, the new group includes a broader range of disadvantaged students who are identified through one of three different sources:

1. Students who participate in one or more of the following state-administered assistance programs: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Transitional Assistance for Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC); the Department of Children and Families' (DCF) foster care program; and MassHealth (Medicaid);

2. Students who are homeless, as reported to DESE by districts via the Homeless and Foster Care data collection tool; or

3. Students who are identified as low income through the Supplemental Low Income Data Collection, as reported to DESE by districts via the Student Information Management System (SIMS).

This change also impacts the membership of the high needs student group, which is an unduplicated count of all students in a school or district belonging to the students with disabilities, English Learner (EL) and former EL, and/or low income students groups.
In the 2022 accountability results, the 2022 data for accountability indicators includes students who meet the new definition of low income. Earlier data for accountability indicators includes who students who were previously identified as economically disadvantaged.


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