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2022 Official Accountability Report - Waltham

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Waltham (03080000)
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 500.7 491.4 2,386
High needs 491.3 482.7 1,541
Low income 491.4 482.5 1,269
EL and Former EL 489.6 476.8 905
Students w/ disabilities 478.7 473.9 459
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 2
Asian 512.7 504.4 90
Afr. Amer./Black 494.1 487.2 207
Hispanic/Latino 492.2 481.2 1,059
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 509.8 502.1 72
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 508.5 501.8 950

English language arts achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - High school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 497.0 498.2 380
High needs 484.1 491.1 238
Low income 484.3 492.1 203
EL and Former EL 464.7 474.2 87
Students w/ disabilities 485.5 481.8 72
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian-- 14
Afr. Amer./Black 485.9 498.1 40
Hispanic/Latino 483.7 487.5 157
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 3
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 510.1 507.7 165

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 497.4 492.1 2,384
High needs 488.4 483.5 1,539
Low income 488.7 483.0 1,266
EL and Former EL 487.4 479.3 904
Students w/ disabilities 476.4 475.3 460
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 2
Asian 514.5 510.1 89
Afr. Amer./Black 490.4 484.2 208
Hispanic/Latino 488.5 482.4 1,059
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 502.3 503.0 72
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 505.4 502.3 946

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - High school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 498.1 496.6 372
High needs 488.1 488.8 234
Low income 488.6 489.4 198
EL and Former EL 475.7 478.0 82
Students w/ disabilities 486.0 479.3 72
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian-- 14
Afr. Amer./Black 484.3 490.0 39
Hispanic/Latino 487.8 484.9 153
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 3
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 508.6 508.3 162

Science achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 495.1 487.3 797
High needs 485.6 478.0 521
Low income 485.4 477.2 441
EL and Former EL 481.9 471.3 282
Students w/ disabilities 477.1 472.7 166
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian 508.7 501.8 29
Afr. Amer./Black 489.8 480.0 71
Hispanic/Latino 484.7 476.8 350
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.- 506.1 28
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 504.1 497.8 316

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 82.7 492.5 349
High needs 72.4 484.9 211
Low income 73.9 485.3 178
EL and Former EL 54.8 475.2 73
Students w/ disabilities 68.1 474.1 68
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian-- 12
Afr. Amer./Black 77.7 488.1 33
Hispanic/Latino 70.5 481.1 141
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 3
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 91.8 502.8 159

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 55.0 51.7 1,812
High needs 54.6 48.6 1,153
Low income 53.4 48.5 956
EL and Former EL 56.3 46.1 687
Students w/ disabilities 48.5 42.7 322
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 2
Asian 59.7 59.7 59
Afr. Amer./Black 49.9 51.9 133
Hispanic/Latino 54.6 47.0 824
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 57.2 58.0 57
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 55.9 55.8 737

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 33.2 41.8 311
High needs 26.9 44.0 177
Low income 26.9 44.6 144
EL and Former EL 22.9 39.9 48
Students w/ disabilities 26.2 39.6 60
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian-- 12
Afr. Amer./Black 23.8 42.8 32
Hispanic/Latino 24.8 42.1 112
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 3
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 40.2 39.8 152

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 53.1 56.3 1,800
High needs 51.6 53.2 1,143
Low income 51.2 52.4 946
EL and Former EL 52.6 51.5 678
Students w/ disabilities 47.2 50.7 322
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 2
Asian 64.5 64.8 58
Afr. Amer./Black 52.3 51.9 133
Hispanic/Latino 50.8 52.7 817
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 52.0 59.3 57
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 54.2 60.2 733

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 42.1 43.9 308
High needs 39.7 43.0 177
Low income 38.9 43.0 144
EL and Former EL 49.2 43.6 47
Students w/ disabilities 40.4 47.0 60
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian-- 12
Afr. Amer./Black 29.9 41.3 31
Hispanic/Latino 37.5 40.9 114
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 3
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 45.3 45.3 148

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2021 Rate (%) N
All Students 80.7 81.8 440
High needs 71.0 75.0 292
Low income 72.9 76.7 257
EL and Former EL 55.1 62.3 106
Students w/ disabilities 76.1 74.4 82
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian- 90.5 21
Afr. Amer./Black 83.7 85.2 54
Hispanic/Latino 68.7 72.1 183
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 10
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 93.9 90.1 172

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2019 Rate (%) 2020 Rate (%) N
All Students 86.6 83.7 467
High needs 78.7 75.5 310
Low income 80.1 76.7 266
EL and Former EL 57.0 58.5 147
Students w/ disabilities 85.9 85.1 67
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian-- 19
Afr. Amer./Black 91.7 90.7 43
Hispanic/Latino 72.3 72.1 233
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 7
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 98.1 95.7 164

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2021 Rate (%) N
All Students 3.8 4.1 1,619
High needs 6.6 6.6 907
Low income 6.4 6.5 677
EL and Former EL 11.3 15.9 296
Students w/ disabilities 4.3 2.2 276
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 0.0 1.6 62
Afr. Amer./Black 4.2 0.0 166
Hispanic/Latino 6.9 8.6 696
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 0.0 4.2 24
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 0.8 0.7 670

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2022 Rate (%) N
All Students 55.5 47.4 799
High needs---
Low income---
EL and Former EL 55.5 47.4 799
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 19.4 13.5 222
High needs---
Low income---
EL and Former EL 19.4 13.5 222
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 7.4 3.5 3,503
High needs 10.6 5.0 2,312
Low income 12.6 5.5 1,913
EL and Former EL 9.4 4.6 1,428
Students w/ disabilities 15.3 4.9 613
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 2
Asian 9.1 3.0 168
Afr. Amer./Black 5.7 4.8 315
Hispanic/Latino 9.5 4.1 1,585
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 7.5 2.0 98
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 5.6 2.6 1,335

*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 28.5 15.8 1,838
High needs 37.4 21.1 1,241
Low income 37.0 21.4 1,063
EL and Former EL 43.0 23.1 581
Students w/ disabilities 39.3 23.1 329
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 16.9 6.1 66
Afr. Amer./Black 17.4 16.7 174
Hispanic/Latino 39.5 21.5 878
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 31.4 20.0 25
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 20.7 9.1 694

*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 59.4 54.7 773
High needs 41.4 35.9 476
Low income 43.3 36.7 409
EL and Former EL 27.7 16.7 204
Students w/ disabilities 29.4 22.4 125
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.---
Asian 90.0 88.0 25
Afr. Amer./Black 62.6 53.1 81
Hispanic/Latino 37.6 33.1 338
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 11
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 76.9 75.2 318

Assessment participation - All students
Group English language arts Mathematics Science
Enrolled Assessed % Enrolled Assessed % Enrolled Assessed %
All Students 2,939 2,89799 2,935 2,88598 1,279 1,23697

Assessment participation - Student groups
Group English language arts Mathematics Science Overall
Enrolled Assessed Enrolled Assessed Enrolled Assessed Total Enrolled Total Assessed %
High needs 1,942 1,910 1,938 1,902 847 816 4,727 4,62898
Low income 1,607 1,585 1,601 1,576 715 689 3,923 3,85098
EL and Former EL 1,131 1,123 1,127 1,115 442 431 2,700 2,66999
Students w/ disabilities 557 535 558 535 250 240 1,365 1,31096
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 2- 2- 1- 5--
Asian 111 111 111 110 45 44 267 26599
Afr. Amer./Black 262 259 261 258 115 111 638 62898
Hispanic/Latino 1,333 1,319 1,331 1,315 579 563 3,243 3,19799
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 75 75 75 75 31 31 181 181100
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 1- 1- 1- 3--
White 1,149 1,124 1,146 1,116 505 483 2,800 2,72397

School Accountability Information
School Accountability information School accountability percentile
Douglas MacArthur Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 64
Henry Whittemore Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 14
James Fitzgerald Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 56
John F Kennedy MiddleDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 51
John W. McDevitt Middle SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 42
Northeast Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 29
Thomas R Plympton Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 25
Waltham Public Schools Dual Language ProgramDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 37
Waltham Sr HighLow participation rate 10
William F. Stanley Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 49


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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