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2022 Official Accountability Report - Lowell

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Lowell (01600000)
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 493.4 484.8 6,623
High needs 489.4 482.0 5,684
Low income 488.8 481.6 5,142
EL and Former EL 487.8 479.2 2,398
Students w/ disabilities 474.1 468.2 1,392
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 3
Asian 499.3 490.3 1,911
Afr. Amer./Black 487.8 484.0 449
Hispanic/Latino 486.9 478.0 2,458
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 497.8 487.8 262
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 496.8 488.7 1,538

English language arts achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - High school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 495.4 493.9 665
High needs 487.8 489.4 528
Low income 488.1 490.1 471
EL and Former EL 481.1 481.8 221
Students w/ disabilities 474.3 476.4 120
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 500.8 499.7 203
Afr. Amer./Black 490.8 491.1 62
Hispanic/Latino 486.1 487.5 233
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 499.8 487.9 25
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 498.7 498.2 142

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 492.8 485.5 6,626
High needs 489.4 482.9 5,687
Low income 488.3 482.2 5,145
EL and Former EL 489.3 482.8 2,405
Students w/ disabilities 475.9 470.7 1,390
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 3
Asian 500.8 493.4 1,914
Afr. Amer./Black 487.4 482.0 449
Hispanic/Latino 485.6 478.0 2,460
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 495.8 486.9 261
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 495.0 488.5 1,537

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - High school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 496.5 490.2 652
High needs 489.0 484.6 518
Low income 488.8 484.8 461
EL and Former EL 485.2 479.2 216
Students w/ disabilities 474.1 473.7 117
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 505.6 497.7 202
Afr. Amer./Black 489.6 485.1 61
Hispanic/Latino 485.3 481.3 220
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 495.6 484.4 25
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 498.6 496.3 144

Science achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 485.7 483.1 2,203
High needs 482.1 480.0 1,867
Low income 481.3 479.2 1,673
EL and Former EL 479.3 477.6 792
Students w/ disabilities 472.1 468.9 424
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian 489.7 489.3 626
Afr. Amer./Black 481.2 479.5 135
Hispanic/Latino 479.1 475.7 831
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 491.4 487.9 111
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 490.9 487.6 498

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 79.2 489.3 565
High needs 71.5 483.4 436
Low income 71.0 483.7 383
EL and Former EL 65.8 474.8 191
Students w/ disabilities 51.4 470.0 95
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 86.2 493.8 188
Afr. Amer./Black 69.8 485.5 52
Hispanic/Latino 67.3 480.2 180
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 83.0 488.9 21
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 84.0 497.4 124

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 47.6 48.6 4,538
High needs 46.7 47.8 3,857
Low income 46.5 47.4 3,479
EL and Former EL 48.3 48.6 1,690
Students w/ disabilities 41.4 40.0 819
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian 50.4 53.1 1,390
Afr. Amer./Black 44.2 50.5 295
Hispanic/Latino 45.0 44.4 1,660
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 49.8 50.9 190
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 48.6 48.2 1,001

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 41.2 47.7 526
High needs 39.4 47.7 406
Low income 39.5 47.1 359
EL and Former EL 37.8 50.4 163
Students w/ disabilities 36.9 39.9 87
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 41.5 49.6 184
Afr. Amer./Black 45.4 50.0 41
Hispanic/Latino 37.5 48.4 166
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 43.8 41.8 21
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 43.0 43.9 114

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 49.4 49.4 4,530
High needs 48.8 48.7 3,851
Low income 48.2 48.4 3,472
EL and Former EL 51.0 50.3 1,696
Students w/ disabilities 42.8 41.9 821
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian 54.5 53.9 1,390
Afr. Amer./Black 51.8 47.8 296
Hispanic/Latino 45.8 46.1 1,653
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 47.4 49.7 190
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 48.2 48.8 999

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 36.2 41.5 516
High needs 34.4 40.6 398
Low income 34.2 40.5 351
EL and Former EL 34.3 39.7 164
Students w/ disabilities 30.6 41.2 85
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 37.6 40.6 183
Afr. Amer./Black 44.3 43.1 40
Hispanic/Latino 31.1 39.4 160
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 35.8 41.0 20
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 36.4 45.4 113

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2021 Rate (%) N
All Students 80.9 80.0 866
High needs 75.2 75.0 652
Low income 76.4 74.3 645
EL and Former EL 65.5 69.6 161
Students w/ disabilities 56.5 55.0 149
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 90.0 90.9 263
Afr. Amer./Black 82.9 79.3 92
Hispanic/Latino 74.1 68.0 241
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 70.8 77.4 31
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 78.3 80.8 239

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2019 Rate (%) 2020 Rate (%) N
All Students 85.1 86.9 863
High needs 79.4 83.0 636
Low income 80.2 84.2 588
EL and Former EL 72.2 75.2 145
Students w/ disabilities 62.6 71.8 131
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian 94.7 93.6 249
Afr. Amer./Black 83.6 94.6 111
Hispanic/Latino 71.3 80.7 228
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 70.8 24
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 88.1 84.3 249

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2021 Rate (%) N
All Students 3.3 2.7 3,161
High needs 4.1 3.2 2,261
Low income 3.9 3.2 1,881
EL and Former EL 6.0 6.0 645
Students w/ disabilities 4.7 3.2 441
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 1.6 0.8 930
Afr. Amer./Black 3.8 2.0 342
Hispanic/Latino 5.1 4.7 991
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 2.0 0.8 120
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 3.2 3.1 778

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2022 Rate (%) N
All Students 51.3 46.7 2,141
High needs---
Low income---
EL and Former EL 51.3 46.7 2,141
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 16.8 15.2 553
High needs---
Low income---
EL and Former EL 16.8 15.2 553
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 12.1 7.7 9,781
High needs 14.2 8.7 8,538
Low income 16.9 9.4 7,776
EL and Former EL 10.3 7.0 3,868
Students w/ disabilities 19.3 11.2 1,904
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 11
Asian 5.7 3.0 2,544
Afr. Amer./Black 8.8 5.4 670
Hispanic/Latino 17.3 10.8 3,814
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 9.9 8.8 377
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 3
White 12.9 8.3 2,362

*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 27.3 21.4 3,500
High needs 33.8 24.9 2,871
Low income 37.8 26.0 2,615
EL and Former EL 30.7 21.8 1,248
Students w/ disabilities 53.9 37.1 580
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 17.0 11.4 966
Afr. Amer./Black 16.5 14.6 377
Hispanic/Latino 45.4 30.1 1,279
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 24.8 19.1 136
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 24.7 23.2 742

*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 62.8 55.4 1,485
High needs 54.0 47.3 1,144
Low income 53.5 46.3 1,051
EL and Former EL 49.6 42.8 484
Students w/ disabilities 14.4 15.0 180
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 75.4 67.4 463
Afr. Amer./Black 65.6 61.2 178
Hispanic/Latino 45.0 38.4 464
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 60.0 53.4 58
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 64.3 59.6 322

Assessment participation - All students
Group English language arts Mathematics Science
Enrolled Assessed % Enrolled Assessed % Enrolled Assessed %
All Students 7,837 7,74799 7,829 7,74599 3,097 3,03298

Assessment participation - Student groups
Group English language arts Mathematics Science Overall
Enrolled Assessed Enrolled Assessed Enrolled Assessed Total Enrolled Total Assessed %
High needs 6,755 6,671 6,748 6,672 2,621 2,561 16,124 15,90499
Low income 6,119 6,038 6,112 6,040 2,355 2,299 14,586 14,37799
EL and Former EL 3,112 3,078 3,106 3,088 1,216 1,196 7,434 7,36299
Students w/ disabilities 1,561 1,506 1,557 1,512 563 539 3,681 3,55797
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 6- 6- 1- 13--
Asian 2,153 2,143 2,153 2,148 842 836 5,148 5,127100
Afr. Amer./Black 532 529 532 529 206 204 1,270 1,26299
Hispanic/Latino 3,019 2,973 3,013 2,968 1,194 1,165 7,226 7,10698
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 292 288 291 288 139 134 722 71098
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 1- 1- 1- 3--
White 1,833 1,806 1,832 1,804 714 691 4,379 4,30198

School Accountability Information
School Accountability information School accountability percentile
Abraham LincolnDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 40
B.F. Butler Middle SchoolLow student group performance 13
Bartlett Community PartnershipLow student group performance; Low participation rate 12
Cardinal O'Connell Early Learning CenterInsufficient data-
Charles W MoreyLow participation rate 55
Charlotte M Murkland ElementaryDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 37
Dr An Wang SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 24
Dr Gertrude BaileyDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 63
Dr. Janice Adie Day SchoolInsufficient data-
GreenhalgeDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 10
Henry J Robinson MiddleLow student group performance 2
James S Daley Middle SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 57
James Sullivan Middle SchoolLow student group performance 4
John J ShaughnessyLow participation rate 49
Joseph McAvinnueLow participation rate 18
Kathryn P. Stoklosa Middle SchoolLow student group performance 16
Laura Lee Therapeutic Day SchoolLow participation rate-
Leblanc Therapeutic Day SchoolInsufficient data-
Lowell HighLow student group performance; Low participation rate 11
Moody ElementaryDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 10
Pawtucketville MemorialDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 51
Peter W ReillyLow participation rate 29
Pyne ArtsLow participation rate 48
Rogers STEM AcademyLow student group performance 10
S Christa McAuliffe ElementaryDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 34
The Career AcademyInsufficient data-
WashingtonDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 45


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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