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2022 Official Accountability Report - Amherst

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Amherst (00080000)
TITLE I STATUS
Title I District
REGION
West/Central
GRADES SERVED
PK,K,01,02,03,04,05,06
Accountability information

Low participation rate: White -Students w/disabilities -Low income -Hispanic/Latino -Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. -High needs -All students

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 500.7 497.5 549
High needs 486.6 483.7 282
Low income 485.5 480.2 217
EL and Former EL 483.9 477.7 96
Students w/ disabilities 479.2 479.5 130
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 3
Asian 503.0 502.8 60
Afr. Amer./Black 485.8 483.8 63
Hispanic/Latino 486.6 481.5 110
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 502.0 501.3 45
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 508.6 505.6 267

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 498.6 492.7 539
High needs 484.9 478.4 278
Low income 482.0 473.9 213
EL and Former EL 485.1 475.5 97
Students w/ disabilities 478.2 473.9 126
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 3
Asian 507.2 506.1 60
Afr. Amer./Black 482.3 474.3 64
Hispanic/Latino 483.5 476.5 110
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 499.0 496.4 43
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 505.4 500.5 258

Science achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 496.3 495.1 144
High needs 480.3 478.5 78
Low income 479.0 476.0 64
EL and Former EL 474.3 472.0 24
Students w/ disabilities 476.8 474.2 42
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian-- 17
Afr. Amer./Black-- 18
Hispanic/Latino 479.8 475.8 32
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 13
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 508.1 503.6 64

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 48.3 50.6 232
High needs 42.9 45.3 105
Low income 42.6 42.4 81
EL and Former EL 44.2 40.6 42
Students w/ disabilities 39.3 40.3 40
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian 48.1 53.8 37
Afr. Amer./Black 39.0 46.4 21
Hispanic/Latino 46.3 38.1 43
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 14
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 49.7 54.1 115

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 54.0 55.2 227
High needs 50.5 49.9 107
Low income 49.0 47.4 82
EL and Former EL 53.2 50.9 44
Students w/ disabilities 46.9 44.0 42
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian 55.2 58.8 37
Afr. Amer./Black 48.0 45.5 22
Hispanic/Latino 48.6 47.3 42
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 13
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 57.0 59.6 111

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2022 Rate (%) N
All Students 56.9 52.3 88
High needs---
Low income---
EL and Former EL 56.9 52.3 88
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 10.0 2.9 900
High needs 15.5 5.0 481
Low income 20.0 5.1 370
EL and Former EL 13.7 4.4 159
Students w/ disabilities 16.8 7.6 211
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 4
Asian 5.5 0.0 98
Afr. Amer./Black 12.2 6.6 106
Hispanic/Latino 15.6 3.9 203
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 12.2 1.4 69
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 2
White 8.0 2.2 418

*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.



Assessment participation - All students
Group English language arts Mathematics Science
Enrolled Assessed % Enrolled Assessed % Enrolled Assessed %
All Students 587 55595 587 54593 154 14494

Assessment participation - Student groups
Group English language arts Mathematics Science Overall
Enrolled Assessed Enrolled Assessed Enrolled Assessed Total Enrolled Total Assessed %
High needs 315 288 315 284 87 78 717 65091
Low income 239 221 239 217 70 64 548 50292
EL and Former EL 106 102 106 103 25 24 237 22997
Students w/ disabilities 151 130 151 126 49 42 351 29885
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 3- 3- 1- 7--
Asian 66 64 66 64 18- 150 14597
Afr. Amer./Black 67 63 67 64 18- 152 14595
Hispanic/Latino 123 111 123 111 37 32 283 25490
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 47 45 47 43 13- 107 10194
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 1- 1--- 2--
White 280 268 280 259 67 64 627 59194

School Accountability Information
School Accountability information School accountability percentile
Crocker Farm ElementaryLow participation rate 50
Fort River ElementaryLow participation rate 40
Wildwood ElementaryLow participation rate 53


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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