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2022 Official Accountability Report - Ayer Shirley School District

Organization Information
DISTRICT NAME
Ayer Shirley School District (06160000)
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 500.0 496.2 764
High needs 491.3 486.6 356
Low income 495.3 488.6 266
EL and Former EL 492.6 484.0 60
Students w/ disabilities 482.3 477.7 152
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 3
Asian 508.3 507.2 23
Afr. Amer./Black 497.2 496.6 33
Hispanic/Latino 494.0 491.2 98
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 498.7 492.6 36
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 2
White 500.9 496.9 569

English language arts achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - High school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 512.3 507.8 92
High needs 493.4 500.3 46
Low income 497.7 505.5 34
EL and Former EL-- 5
Students w/ disabilities-- 17
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian-- 5
Afr. Amer./Black-- 3
Hispanic/Latino-- 9
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 2
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 516.4 506.9 71

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 498.7 494.9 767
High needs 490.0 485.2 359
Low income 492.7 486.6 269
EL and Former EL 490.2 480.8 60
Students w/ disabilities 481.7 477.1 154
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 3
Asian 511.9 508.9 23
Afr. Amer./Black 493.5 495.0 33
Hispanic/Latino 492.1 485.5 98
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 498.1 494.2 37
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 2
White 499.6 496.0 571

Mathematics achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - High school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 504.8 501.5 91
High needs 486.3 493.2 45
Low income- 495.1 33
EL and Former EL-- 5
Students w/ disabilities-- 17
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian-- 5
Afr. Amer./Black-- 3
Hispanic/Latino-- 9
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 2
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 509.7 501.1 70

Science achievement - MCAS average composite scaled score - Non-high school
Group 2019 Achievement 2022 Achievement N
All Students 503.0 501.6 266
High needs 492.1 489.5 114
Low income 494.3 492.3 89
EL and Former EL-- 15
Students w/ disabilities 484.4 479.7 44
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian-- 6
Afr. Amer./Black-- 10
Hispanic/Latino 497.6 492.1 36
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 15
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 504.4 504.2 197

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 90.8 501.4 84
High needs 76.9 490.4 40
Low income 78.8 494.0 28
EL and Former EL-- 5
Students w/ disabilities-- 15
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian-- 5
Afr. Amer./Black-- 1
Hispanic/Latino-- 8
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 2
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 93.2 502.0 66

English language arts growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 49.3 50.8 593
High needs 49.0 43.9 265
Low income 49.0 43.6 200
EL and Former EL 58.8 46.2 49
Students w/ disabilities 47.4 40.0 115
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 3
Asian-- 16
Afr. Amer./Black 55.6 49.4 26
Hispanic/Latino 44.3 53.8 82
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 47.5 25
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 2
White 49.8 50.2 439

English language arts growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 50.8 63.5 81
High needs 45.9 62.8 37
Low income 64.7 29
EL and Former EL-- 3
Students w/ disabilities-- 12
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian-- 5
Afr. Amer./Black---
Hispanic/Latino-- 8
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 2
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 53.0 60.9 64

Mathematics growth - Non-high school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 55.2 52.5 593
High needs 55.5 47.6 265
Low income 56.3 49.5 200
EL and Former EL 61.3 49.7 49
Students w/ disabilities 52.1 41.8 116
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 3
Asian-- 16
Afr. Amer./Black 53.8 47.9 26
Hispanic/Latino 58.0 46.3 82
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 58.6 25
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 2
White 54.5 53.4 439

Mathematics growth - High school
Group 2019 Mean SGP 2022 Mean SGP N
All Students 54.2 50.9 82
High needs 40.2 47.9 38
Low income 49.1 29
EL and Former EL-- 3
Students w/ disabilities-- 13
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 1
Asian-- 5
Afr. Amer./Black---
Hispanic/Latino-- 8
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 2
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 60.8 51.4 65

Four-year cohort graduation rate - High school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2021 Rate (%) N
All Students 89.5 93.0 86
High needs 78.8 79.3 29
Low income 79.1 78.6 28
EL and Former EL-- 3
Students w/ disabilities-- 18
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 2
Asian-- 2
Afr. Amer./Black-- 1
Hispanic/Latino-- 9
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 14
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 89.5 96.6 58

Extended engagement rate - High school
Group 2019 Rate (%) 2020 Rate (%) N
All Students 93.9 93.0 114
High needs 91.2 86.5 52
Low income 89.5 86.0 43
EL and Former EL-- 5
Students w/ disabilities 89.3 84.0 25
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 2
Asian-- 1
Afr. Amer./Black-- 8
Hispanic/Latino-- 10
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 7
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.---
White 93.0 93.0 86

Annual dropout rate - High school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2021 Rate (%) N
All Students 2.1 1.7 357
High needs 5.3 4.8 124
Low income 4.4 5.8 86
EL and Former EL-- 8
Students w/ disabilities 5.3 3.5 57
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 6
Asian-- 9
Afr. Amer./Black-- 10
Hispanic/Latino 5.0 2.4 42
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 3.6 4.2 24
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 3
White 1.8 1.5 263

Progress toward attaining English language proficiency - Non-high school
Group 2020 Rate (%) 2022 Rate (%) N
All Students 73.7 59.4 32
High needs---
Low income---
EL and Former EL 73.7 59.4 32
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-- 5
High needs---
Low income---
EL and Former EL-- 5
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 5.0 2.2 1,067
High needs 8.1 4.1 512
Low income 9.6 4.7 380
EL and Former EL 7.4 6.0 100
Students w/ disabilities 9.4 3.3 212
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 5
Asian 0.0 2.6 39
Afr. Amer./Black 8.7 0.0 41
Hispanic/Latino 4.2 2.9 139
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 4.2 1.8 57
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 2
White 4.9 2.3 784

*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 18.2 10.7 402
High needs 30.7 17.3 191
Low income 36.8 21.0 143
EL and Former EL 20.0 8.0 25
Students w/ disabilities 31.0 19.3 88
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 7
Asian-- 9
Afr. Amer./Black-- 19
Hispanic/Latino 25.0 11.8 51
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 16
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 4
White 18.7 10.1 296

*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 60.6 64.0 164
High needs 35.1 45.5 66
Low income 35.9 43.1 51
EL and Former EL-- 7
Students w/ disabilities 22.6 41.9 31
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.-- 3
Asian-- 2
Afr. Amer./Black-- 6
Hispanic/Latino 40.0 38.1 21
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.-- 6
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.-- 1
White 68.8 67.2 125

Assessment participation - All students
Group English language arts Mathematics Science
Enrolled Assessed % Enrolled Assessed % Enrolled Assessed %
All Students 864 860100 866 862100 360 360100

Assessment participation - Student groups
Group English language arts Mathematics Science Overall
Enrolled Assessed Enrolled Assessed Enrolled Assessed Total Enrolled Total Assessed %
High needs 409 406 411 408 162 162 982 97699
Low income 305 303 307 305 124 124 736 73299
EL and Former EL 70 69 70 69 22 22 162 16099
Students w/ disabilities 172 169 174 171 61 61 407 40199
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 4- 4- 2- 10--
Asian 28 28 28 28 11- 67 67100
Afr. Amer./Black 36 36 36 36 12- 84 84100
Hispanic/Latino 110 110 110 110 47 47 267 267100
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 38 38 39 39 17- 94 94100
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 3- 3- 2- 8--
White 645 641 646 642 269 269 1,560 1,55299

School Accountability Information
School Accountability information School accountability percentile
Ayer Shirley Regional High SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 52
Ayer Shirley Regional Middle SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 56
Lura A. White Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 49
Page Hilltop Elementary SchoolDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, most districts and schools did not receive an accountability determination in 2022 70


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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