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2022 Official Accountability Report - Fitchburg

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Fitchburg (00970000)
TITLE I STATUS
Title I District
REGION
West/Central
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 493.0 486.3 2,454
High needs 488.7 483.8 2,099
Low income 488.9 483.9 1,956
EL and Former EL 482.9 477.5 675
Students w/ disabilities 474.1 469.9 610
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian 499.9 492.5 91
Afr. Amer./Black 495.8 487.6 160
Hispanic/Latino 488.1 482.3 1,412
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 496.2 492.4 183
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 499.2 492.5 606

English language arts achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - High school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 493.0 488.8 334
High needs 485.7 485.3 265
Low income 486.2 485.6 247
EL and Former EL 466.1 470.6 58
Students w/ disabilities 476.4 472.7 70
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian- 491.2 21
Afr. Amer./Black 499.1 487.6 27
Hispanic/Latino 484.8 486.1 197
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 16
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 502.7 495.9 73

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 488.7 482.5 2,442
High needs 484.8 480.1 2,086
Low income 484.7 480.3 1,944
EL and Former EL 481.1 474.7 672
Students w/ disabilities 473.6 469.0 601
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian 498.3 493.1 90
Afr. Amer./Black 488.8 482.6 159
Hispanic/Latino 484.0 478.3 1,400
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 489.1 486.4 182
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 495.3 489.6 609

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - High school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 494.1 487.9 331
High needs 487.9 484.8 262
Low income 488.3 484.4 245
EL and Former EL 475.5 483.4 56
Students w/ disabilities 478.3 478.0 70
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian- 490.7 21
Afr. Amer./Black 505.0 484.6 26
Hispanic/Latino 486.3 484.8 196
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 16
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 500.4 497.0 72

Science achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 487.3 480.2 812
High needs 483.0 477.9 686
Low income 483.2 477.7 637
EL and Former EL 475.9 470.8 199
Students w/ disabilities 470.7 467.0 199
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 493.7 484.8 26
Afr. Amer./Black 485.1 481.6 52
Hispanic/Latino 482.1 475.0 467
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 489.3 489.0 65
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 495.5 488.3 201

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 82.3 483.3 285
High needs 76.0 479.5 221
Low income 76.3 479.2 208
EL and Former EL 62.2 473.1 41
Students w/ disabilities 62.1 475.7 57
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian- 489.1 20
Afr. Amer./Black-- 17
Hispanic/Latino 75.2 479.2 171
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 11
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 91.1 493.1 66

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 49.4 49.9 1,739
High needs 47.5 49.2 1,455
Low income 47.4 49.0 1,360
EL and Former EL 46.9 50.1 447
Students w/ disabilities 39.3 40.2 359
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian 49.4 51.4 66
Afr. Amer./Black 55.3 51.0 99
Hispanic/Latino 47.7 48.3 1,001
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 52.9 51.9 136
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 50.3 52.5 435

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 40.8 44.8 257
High needs 37.5 43.5 197
Low income 37.5 43.8 188
EL and Former EL 25.3 35.9 35
Students w/ disabilities 33.5 36.9 46
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian-- 17
Afr. Amer./Black-- 17
Hispanic/Latino 34.6 44.1 159
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 9
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 50.1 45.5 55

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 46.5 45.5 1,740
High needs 45.5 44.3 1,456
Low income 44.8 44.4 1,363
EL and Former EL 47.7 44.5 449
Students w/ disabilities 40.0 37.7 356
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian 52.4 47.2 66
Afr. Amer./Black 48.2 44.9 100
Hispanic/Latino 45.9 43.5 1,003
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 47.3 47.5 135
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 46.1 49.2 434

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 45.2 49.2 257
High needs 40.2 48.9 197
Low income 39.5 48.0 188
EL and Former EL 33.7 64.2 35
Students w/ disabilities 36.3 47.3 46
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian-- 17
Afr. Amer./Black-- 17
Hispanic/Latino 39.4 49.9 159
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 9
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 46.8 48.6 55

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2021 Rate (%) N
All Students 87.2 84.6 397
High needs 84.1 83.1 313
Low income 84.5 83.6 305
EL and Former EL 91.7 75.0 48
Students w/ disabilities 75.0 71.4 98
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian-- 15
Afr. Amer./Black 92.3 87.9 33
Hispanic/Latino 87.7 81.6 185
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 82.6 91.9 37
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 85.7 88.2 127

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2019 Rate (%) 2020 Rate (%) N
All Students 86.7 92.8 376
High needs 84.3 91.0 301
Low income 84.1 91.4 278
EL and Former EL 74.6 91.7 36
Students w/ disabilities 79.1 86.5 96
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 100.0 100.0 25
Afr. Amer./Black 86.1 92.3 26
Hispanic/Latino 82.3 92.9 155
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 84.0 82.6 23
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 90.5 93.2 147

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2021 Rate (%) N
All Students 3.7 1.5 1,378
High needs 5.0 1.6 934
Low income 4.7 1.6 836
EL and Former EL 8.2 2.7 148
Students w/ disabilities 8.0 1.5 267
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 2.8 2.8 72
Afr. Amer./Black 4.9 2.2 93
Hispanic/Latino 4.4 1.2 723
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 3.0 1.0 100
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 2.7 1.5 390

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2022 Rate (%) N
All Students 52.9 41.7 593
High needs---
Low income---
EL and Former EL 52.9 41.7 593
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 15.8 15.3 118
High needs---
Low income---
EL and Former EL 15.8 15.3 118
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 19.2 13.6 3,465
High needs 23.3 15.0 2,992
Low income 24.4 15.7 2,791
EL and Former EL 24.7 15.4 1,024
Students w/ disabilities 25.7 19.8 814
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian 6.8 6.6 136
Afr. Amer./Black 11.1 8.6 220
Hispanic/Latino 24.6 16.3 1,993
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 14.9 15.0 246
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 14.2 9.3 868

*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 28.7 20.0 1,611
High needs 36.3 22.7 1,288
Low income 37.0 23.0 1,217
EL and Former EL 46.7 24.7 275
Students w/ disabilities 35.0 22.7 366
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 20.0 8.0 87
Afr. Amer./Black 18.1 21.1 114
Hispanic/Latino 37.9 22.7 865
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 23.9 25.0 108
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 20.6 15.6 437

*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 41.0 39.8 807
High needs 29.7 31.9 636
Low income 30.9 32.9 593
EL and Former EL 23.5 26.5 132
Students w/ disabilities 10.6 12.0 192
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 66.7 75.0 40
Afr. Amer./Black 50.9 54.4 57
Hispanic/Latino 32.8 31.5 413
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 43.1 41.8 55
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 47.0 44.2 242

Assessment participation - All students
Group English language arts Mathematics Science
Enrolled Assessed % Enrolled Assessed % Enrolled Assessed %
All Students 2,861 2,82999 2,846 2,81799 1,180 1,16399

Assessment participation - Student groups
Group English language arts Mathematics Science Overall
Enrolled Assessed Enrolled Assessed Enrolled Assessed Total Enrolled Total Assessed %
High needs 2,436 2,405 2,421 2,392 985 968 5,842 5,76599
Low income 2,269 2,241 2,257 2,230 915 900 5,441 5,37199
EL and Former EL 783 774 777 772 275 271 1,835 1,81799
Students w/ disabilities 699 680 694 675 282 271 1,675 1,62697
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 1- 1--- 2--
Asian 114 114 114 113 47 47 275 274100
Afr. Amer./Black 193 189 189 188 82 81 464 45899
Hispanic/Latino 1,658 1,642 1,651 1,632 689 678 3,998 3,95299
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 204 201 203 200 83 81 490 48298
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 1- 1- 1- 3--
White 690 681 687 682 278 275 1,655 1,63899

School Accountability Information
School Accountability information School accountability percentile
Arthur M Longsjo Middle SchoolLow student group performance 4
Crocker ElementaryDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 36
Fitchburg HighDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 16
Goodrich AcademyInsufficient data-
McKay Arts AcademyDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 5
Memorial Middle SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 20
Reingold ElementaryDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 43
South Street ElementaryDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 36


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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