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This report card contains information required by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for our district and its schools including: student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, and the progress our school is making toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.

Enrollment and Educator Data (2011-12 School Year)

A highly qualified teacher is defined as a teacher holding a Massachusetts teaching license at the Provisional, Initial, or Professional level and demonstrating subject matter competency in the areas they teach. Core academic areas include English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography. (Notes: Self-contained classroom courses have been weighted to reflect the core academic courses within them.)
High poverty schools are schools in the top quartile of poverty in the state. Low poverty schools are in the bottom quartile of poverty in the state.
Waivers are granted to unlicensed or inappropriately licensed personnel upon district request if the district was unable, after making a good faith effort, to find a capable, appropriately licensed candidate for a teaching position. Waivers are valid for only one school year. For more information on waivers, please see the section entitled About the Data at the end of this document.
Enrollment (2011-12)
 District State
12,079 953,369
Race/Ethnicity (%)
African American or Black 5.4 8.3
Asian 15.6 5.7
Hispanic or Latino 7.0 16.1
Multi-race, Non-Hispanic 5.3 2.5
Native American 0.1 0.2
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
White 66.6 67.0
Gender (%)
Male 50.7 51.3
Female 49.3 48.7
Selected Populations (%)
English Language Learner 6.5 7.3
Low-Income 10.8 35.2
Students w/Disabilities 20.2 17.0
First Language Not English 21.2 16.7

Grades Offered:
PK, K, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Educator Data (2011-12)
 DistrictState
Total # of Teachers 785.0 69,341.9
Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment 99.5 97.8
Total Number of Classes in Core Academic Areas 3,793 339,887
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Highly Qualified 98.6 97.8
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Not Highly Qualified 1.4 2.2
Student/Teacher Ratio 15.4 to 1 13.7 to 1
Percentage of Public Elementary and Secondary School Teachers Issued Waivers 3.2 1.0
  All Schools High Poverty Schools Low Poverty Schools
Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment 99.5 - 99.6
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Highly Qualified 98.6 - 98.5
1.4 - 1.5

Enrollment and Educator Data (Continued)


Educator Quality Data for High Poverty and Low Poverty Newton Public Schools

2011 Massachusetts and Nationwide NAEP Results by Student Group
Average Scaled Scores and Percentages of Students at Each Achievement Level

NAEP, or the National Assessment of Educational Progress, is often called the "Nation's Report Card." It is the only measure of student achievement in the United States that allows you to compare the performance of students in Massachusetts with the performance of students across the nation or in other states. Students take the NAEP in reading and mathematics every two years. When reviewing these results, it is important to keep in mind that the NAEP results are based on a small sample of students across Massachusetts, not the population of Massachusetts students. For more information, please visit http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/naep/faq.html.

The following symbols are used to denote the NAEP achievement levels: A for Advanced, P+ for Proficient and above, B+ for Basic and above, BB for Below Basic. The symbol "#" means that the estimated number of students rounds to zero.

GRADE LEVEL 4 - READING
All Students 23716508317100 2207326634100
Stud. w/ Disab 213422564414 186211326811
LEP/FLEP 20411246547 18817307011
African American/Black 21632461399 205216495116
Asian/Pacific Islander 243255685156 234174979215
Hispanic/Latino 216423623814 205218505023
White 2431859891168 2301042772352
Low-Income 218425663433 207218524852

GRADE LEVEL 4 - MATHEMATICS
All Students 2531358937100 2406408218100
Stud. w/ Disab 233326762416 218217554512
LEP/FLEP 22822072287 219114584211
African American/Black 23532781199 224117663416
Asian/Pacific Islander 26730769826 25620629195
Hispanic/Latino 236432802015 229224722824
White 258156796468 24995291952
Low-Income 239436831734 229224732752

GRADE LEVEL 8 - READING
All Students 2756468416100 2643327525100
Stud. w/ Disab 249116594114 230#7366410
LEP/FLEP 211#117833 223#329715
African American/Black 25522068327 248114584216
Asian/Pacific Islander 288146190104 27584682185
Hispanic/Latino 248118594113 251118633722
White 28285391973 272441841654
Low-Income 257125703032 251118633748

GRADE LEVEL 8 - MATHEMATICS
All Students 29915518614100 2838347228100
Stud. w/ Disab 268316564416 24929356511
LEP/FLEP 2471833673 2441528726
African American/Black 27542665358 262113505016
Asian/Pacific Islander 32039729464 302225585156
Hispanic/Latino 273321643613 269320604023
White 304175891973 2931043831754
Low-Income 280529722833 269219594148

Participation Rates for Students with Disabilities and for English Language Learner Students

The NAEP program has always endeavored to assess all students selected for testing. In all NAEP schools, accommodations are provided as necessary for students with disabilities and/or English language learners. School staff who are familiar with these students are asked a series of questions to help them decide whether each student should participate in the assessment and whether the student needs accommodations.

Grade/Subject # in Sample % of Sample – Students with Disabilities % of Sample – English Language Learners % of Students Excluded from Original Sample
Grade 4 Reading 5,0001476
Grade 4 Mathematics 5,0001673
Grade 8 Reading 3,6001436
Grade 8 Mathematics 3,8001634


2012 MCAS Results by Subgroup by Grade and Subject

More about the data
GRADE LEVEL 3 - READING
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 3 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 4 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 4 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 5 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 5 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 5 - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 6 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 6 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 7 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 7 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 8 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 8 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 8 - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 10 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 10 - MATHEMATICS
 
 
GRADE LEVEL 10 - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG

* Note: Grade 10 Science and Technology/Engineering results represent the highest achievement level attained by students by the end of grade 10. In addition, only students enrolled for two full years in the state/district/school are included in state/district/school achievement level results.

 
 
ALL GRADES - ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
ALL GRADES - MATHEMATICS
 
 
ALL GRADES - SCIENCE AND TECH/ENG

2012 Accountability Data - Newton


Accountability Information
Accountability and Assistance Level

Level 2

One or more schools in the district classified into Level 2
This district’s determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention
Meets Requirements-At Risk (MRAR)
This district’s progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps (Cumulative Progress and Performance Index: 1-100)
Student Group
(Click group to view subgroup data)
On Target = 75 or higher - Red Marker
Less progressMore progress
All studentsPPI = 89, Target = 75PPI = 89, Target = 75PPI = 89, Target = 75 89Met Target
High needsPPI = 71, Target = 75PPI = 71, Target = 75PPI = 71, Target = 75 71Did Not Meet Target
Low incomePPI = 66, Target = 75PPI = 66, Target = 75PPI = 66, Target = 75 66Did Not Meet Target
EL and Former ELPPI = 88, Target = 75PPI = 88, Target = 75PPI = 88, Target = 75 88Met Target
Students w/ disabilitiesPPI = 69, Target = 75PPI = 69, Target = 75PPI = 69, Target = 75 69Did Not Meet Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -
AsianPPI = 100, Target = 75PPI = 100, Target = 75PPI = 100, Target = 75 100Met Target
Afr. Amer./BlackPPI = 63, Target = 75PPI = 63, Target = 75PPI = 63, Target = 75 63Did Not Meet Target
Hispanic/LatinoPPI = 74, Target = 75PPI = 74, Target = 75 74Did Not Meet Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.PPI = 100, Target = 75PPI = 100, Target = 75PPI = 100, Target = 75 100Met Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. -
WhitePPI = 95, Target = 75PPI = 95, Target = 75PPI = 95, Target = 75 95Met Target

School Accountability Information
School School Type Title I Status Accountability and Assistance Level
A E AngierElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 2
BowenElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 2
C C BurrElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
CabotElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
CountrysideElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
FranklinElementary SchoolTitle I School (TA)Level 2
Lincoln-EliotElementary SchoolTitle I School (TA)Level 2
Horace MannElementary SchoolTitle I School (TA)Level 1
Mason-RiceElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
PeirceElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
Memorial SpauldingElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 2
UnderwoodElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
John WardElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
WilliamsElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 2
ZervasElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 2
Bigelow MiddleMiddle SchoolTitle I School (TA)Level 1
Charles E Brown MiddleMiddle SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
F A Day MiddleMiddle SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 2
Oak Hill MiddleMiddle SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 2
Newton North HighHigh SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
Newton South HighHigh SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
Newton Early Childhood CenterEarly Elementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Insufficient data

Newton:
Accountability Data Detail

2012 English Language Arts Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 6 Year Goal 2011 CPI (Baseline) CPI Change 2012 Target 2012 CPI Percentile in Grade Span N PPI Points Rating
All StudentsCPI = 94.6, Target = 95.2CPI = 94.6, Target = 95.2 97.4 94.8 -0.2 95.2 94.6 85646275On Target
High needsCPI = 86.5, Target = 87.8CPI = 86.5, Target = 87.8CPI = 86.5, Target = 87.8 93.4 86.7 -0.2 87.8 86.5 93216175On Target
Low incomeCPI = 84.1, Target = 85.5CPI = 84.1, Target = 85.5CPI = 84.1, Target = 85.5 92.1 84.2 -0.1 85.5 84.1 6774225No Change
EL and Former ELCPI = 86.6, Target = 86.1CPI = 86.6, Target = 86.1 92.4 84.8 1.8 86.1 86.6 8752175On Target
Students w/ disabilitiesCPI = 83.2, Target = 85.5CPI = 83.2, Target = 85.5CPI = 83.2, Target = 85.5 92.1 84.2 -1.0 85.5 83.2 92146975On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ------8--
AsianCPI = 95.6, Target = 96.4CPI = 95.6, Target = 96.4 98.1 96.1 -0.5 96.4 95.6 69965100Above Target
Afr. Amer./BlackCPI = 82, Target = 84.7CPI = 82, Target = 84.7CPI = 82, Target = 84.7 91.7 83.3 -1.3 84.7 82.0 5737525No Change
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 88, Target = 87.8CPI = 88, Target = 87.8 93.4 86.7 1.3 87.8 88.0 7945275On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.CPI = 96.2, Target = 96.2CPI = 96.2, Target = 96.2 98.0 95.9 0.3 96.2 96.2 87332100Above Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ------1--
WhiteCPI = 96.1, Target = 96.5CPI = 96.1, Target = 96.5 98.1 96.2 -0.1 96.5 96.1 924329100Above Target
2012 Mathematics Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 6 Year Goal 2011 CPI (Baseline) CPI Change 2012 Target 2012 CPI Percentile in Grade Span N PPI Points Rating
All StudentsCPI = 91.8, Target = 92.7CPI = 91.8, Target = 92.7 96.0 92.0 -0.2 92.7 91.8 906475100Above Target
High needsCPI = 80.3, Target = 82CPI = 80.3, Target = 82CPI = 80.3, Target = 82 90.2 80.4 -0.1 82.0 80.3 96217475On Target
Low incomeCPI = 76.5, Target = 78.8CPI = 76.5, Target = 78.8CPI = 76.5, Target = 78.8 88.5 76.9 -0.4 78.8 76.5 7674625No Change
EL and Former ELCPI = 87.3, Target = 86.1CPI = 87.3, Target = 86.1CPI = 87.3, Target = 86.1 92.4 84.8 2.5 86.1 87.3 9252675On Target
Students w/ disabilitiesCPI = 74.9, Target = 77.7CPI = 74.9, Target = 77.7CPI = 74.9, Target = 77.7 87.9 75.7 -0.8 77.7 74.9 95147875On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ------8--
AsianCPI = 96.3, Target = 97CPI = 96.3, Target = 97 98.4 96.7 -0.4 97.0 96.3 80969100Above Target
Afr. Amer./BlackCPI = 70.9, Target = 74.5CPI = 70.9, Target = 74.5CPI = 70.9, Target = 74.5 86.1 72.2 -1.3 74.5 70.9 6537625No Change
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 81.5, Target = 82.2CPI = 81.5, Target = 82.2 90.3 80.6 0.9 82.2 81.5 8845375On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.CPI = 93.8, Target = 94CPI = 93.8, Target = 94 96.8 93.5 0.3 94.0 93.8 89332100Above Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ------1--
WhiteCPI = 93.6, Target = 94.1CPI = 93.6, Target = 94.1 96.8 93.6 0.0 94.1 93.6 964336100Above Target

2012 Science Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 6 Year Goal 2011 CPI (Baseline) CPI Change 2012 Target 2012 CPI Percentile in Grade Span N PPI Points Rating
All StudentsCPI = 88.8, Target = 90.1CPI = 88.8, Target = 90.1CPI = 88.8, Target = 90.1 94.6 89.2 -0.4 90.1 88.8 76266325No Change
High needsCPI = 74.8, Target = 79.6CPI = 74.8, Target = 79.6CPI = 74.8, Target = 79.6 88.9 77.7 -2.9 79.6 74.8 798830Declined
Low incomeCPI = 72.8, Target = 75.3CPI = 72.8, Target = 75.3CPI = 72.8, Target = 75.3 86.5 73.0 -0.2 75.3 72.8 5630125No Change
EL and Former ELCPI = 75.5, Target = 80.7CPI = 75.5, Target = 80.7CPI = 75.5, Target = 80.7 89.5 78.9 -3.4 80.7 75.5 9016575On Target
Students w/ disabilitiesCPI = 70.9, Target = 76.8CPI = 70.9, Target = 76.8CPI = 70.9, Target = 76.8 87.4 74.7 -3.8 76.8 70.9 826290Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ------4--
AsianCPI = 91.1, Target = 91.8CPI = 91.1, Target = 91.8 95.6 91.1 0.0 91.8 91.1 5835875On Target
Afr. Amer./BlackCPI = 69.7, Target = 74.5CPI = 69.7, Target = 74.5CPI = 69.7, Target = 74.5 86.1 72.2 -2.5 74.5 69.7 6514525No Change
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 77.1, Target = 78.2CPI = 77.1, Target = 78.2CPI = 77.1, Target = 78.2 88.1 76.2 0.9 78.2 77.1 8216675On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.CPI = 92.8, Target = 94.3CPI = 92.8, Target = 94.3CPI = 92.8, Target = 94.3 96.9 93.8 -1.0 94.3 92.8 85128100Above Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ---------
WhiteCPI = 90.7, Target = 91.7CPI = 90.7, Target = 91.7 95.5 90.9 -0.2 91.7 90.7 81186275On Target
2012 English Language Arts Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
Advanced Baseline % 2012 % Advanced N PPI Points Awarded Warning/Failing Baseline % 2012 % Warning/Failing N PPI Points Awarded
All Students 35.8 37.964620 1.7 2.064620
High needs 12.4 12.921610 4.9 5.621610
Low income 11.8 12.47420 5.6 7.47420
EL and Former EL 11.5 13.152125 6.0 5.65210
Students w/ disabilities 9.4 9.514690 6.2 7.514690
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--8---8-
Asian 42.9 43.49650 1.0 1.89650
Afr. Amer./Black 10.3 10.13750 6.3 6.43750
Hispanic/Latino 17.6 19.24520 5.7 5.34520
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 44.2 46.43320 1.6 1.53320
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--1---1-
White 37.5 40.443290 1.0 1.343290

2012 Mathematics Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
Advanced Baseline % 2012 % Advanced N PPI Points Awarded Warning/Failing Baseline % 2012 % Warning/Failing N PPI Points Awarded
All Students 47.9 52.164750 4.2 4.564750
High needs 22.5 26.6217425 12.0 12.821740
Low income 18.9 24.574625 15.4 17.27460
EL and Former EL 33.0 39.752625 9.3 6.552625
Students w/ disabilities 15.9 18.6147825 15.5 17.514780
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--8---8-
Asian 62.9 65.99690 1.3 1.59690
Afr. Amer./Black 11.4 14.937625 19.1 19.73760
Hispanic/Latino 24.8 27.645325 11.6 11.94530
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 59.2 61.73320 3.4 3.33320
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--1---1-
White 48.9 54.1433625 3.0 3.243360
2012 Science Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
Advanced Baseline % 2012 % Advanced N PPI Points Awarded Warning/Failing Baseline % 2012 % Warning/Failing N PPI Points Awarded
All Students 27.0 33.9266325 3.2 5.126630
High needs 10.1 14.488325 9.1 14.58830
Low income 6.1 13.030125 11.8 17.63010
EL and Former EL 9.6 13.916525 7.2 13.31650
Students w/ disabilities 9.5 12.162925 11.5 17.86290
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--4---4-
Asian 30.4 43.035825 2.2 4.23580
Afr. Amer./Black 5.2 6.214525 11.1 20.01450
Hispanic/Latino 9.6 15.116625 9.6 13.31660
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 37.5 42.212825 2.5 1.612825
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White 28.7 35.4186225 2.3 3.618620

2012 English Language Arts Growth
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 6 Year Goal 2011 SGP
(Baseline)
SGP Change 2012 SGP N Met Safe Harbor? PPI Points Rating
All StudentsSGP = 60, Target = 51SGP = 60, Target = 51SGP = 60, Target = 51 51.0 60.0 0.0 60.05094No100Above Target
High needsSGP = 55, Target = 51SGP = 55, Target = 51SGP = 55, Target = 51 51.0 56.0 -1.0 55.01594No75On Target
Low incomeSGP = 53, Target = 51SGP = 53, Target = 51SGP = 53, Target = 51 51.0 54.0 -1.0 53.0571No75On Target
EL and Former ELSGP = 63.5, Target = 51SGP = 63.5, Target = 51SGP = 63.5, Target = 51 51.0 58.0 5.5 63.5324Yes100Above Target
Students w/ disabilitiesSGP = 52, Target = 51SGP = 52, Target = 51 51.0 54.0 -2.0 52.01114No75On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.  51.0---4---
AsianSGP = 64, Target = 51SGP = 64, Target = 51SGP = 64, Target = 51 51.0 65.0 -1.0 64.0731No100Above Target
Afr. Amer./BlackSGP = 49, Target = 51SGP = 49, Target = 51SGP = 49, Target = 51 51.0 60.0 -11.0 49.0275No50Below Target
Hispanic/LatinoSGP = 55, Target = 51SGP = 55, Target = 51SGP = 55, Target = 51 51.0 59.5 -4.5 55.0355No75On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.SGP = 60, Target = 51SGP = 60, Target = 51SGP = 60, Target = 51 51.0 58.5 1.5 60.0266No100Above Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.  51.0---1---
WhiteSGP = 60, Target = 51SGP = 60, Target = 51SGP = 60, Target = 51 51.0 59.0 1.0 60.03462No100Above Target
2012 Mathematics Growth
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 6 Year Goal 2011 SGP
(Baseline)
SGP Change 2012 SGP N Met Safe Harbor? PPI Points Rating
All StudentsSGP = 61, Target = 51SGP = 61, Target = 51SGP = 61, Target = 51 51.0 61.0 0.0 61.05123No100Above Target
High needsSGP = 56, Target = 51SGP = 56, Target = 51SGP = 56, Target = 51 51.0 57.0 -1.0 56.01612No75On Target
Low incomeSGP = 56, Target = 51SGP = 56, Target = 51SGP = 56, Target = 51 51.0 52.5 3.5 56.0576No75On Target
EL and Former ELSGP = 62, Target = 51SGP = 62, Target = 51SGP = 62, Target = 51 51.0 64.0 -2.0 62.0329Yes100Above Target
Students w/ disabilitiesSGP = 55, Target = 51SGP = 55, Target = 51SGP = 55, Target = 51 51.0 56.0 -1.0 55.01130No75On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.  51.0---4---
AsianSGP = 66, Target = 51SGP = 66, Target = 51SGP = 66, Target = 51 51.0 69.0 -3.0 66.0738No100Above Target
Afr. Amer./BlackSGP = 52, Target = 51SGP = 52, Target = 51 51.0 53.0 -1.0 52.0279No75On Target
Hispanic/LatinoSGP = 56.5, Target = 51SGP = 56.5, Target = 51SGP = 56.5, Target = 51 51.0 52.0 4.5 56.5356No75On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.SGP = 65, Target = 51SGP = 65, Target = 51SGP = 65, Target = 51 51.0 62.0 3.0 65.0269No100Above Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.  51.0---1---
WhiteSGP = 61, Target = 51SGP = 61, Target = 51SGP = 61, Target = 51 51.0 60.0 1.0 61.03476No100Above Target

2011 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 6 Year Goal 2010 Rate (Baseline) Change Annual Target Cohort Graduation Rate N PPI Points Rating
All StudentsCohort Graduation Rate = 95.5, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 95.5, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 95.5, Target = 75 90.0 94.5 1.0 75.0 95.5912100Above Target
High needsCohort Graduation Rate = 88.9, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 88.9, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 88.9, Target = 75 90.0 86.5 2.4 75.0 88.935275On Target
Low incomeCohort Graduation Rate = 86.8, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 86.8, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 86.8, Target = 75 90.0 85.4 1.4 75.0 86.814475On Target
EL and Former ELCohort Graduation Rate = 87, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 87, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 87, Target = 75 90.0 96.0 -9.0 75.0 87.04675On Target
Students w/ disabilitiesCohort Graduation Rate = 88.2, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 88.2, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 88.2, Target = 75 90.0 83.5 4.7 75.0 88.226275On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.  90.0-- 75.0----
AsianCohort Graduation Rate = 97.5, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 97.5, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 97.5, Target = 75 90.0 96.9 0.6 75.0 97.5119100Above Target
Afr. Amer./BlackCohort Graduation Rate = 88.5, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 88.5, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 88.5, Target = 75 90.0 93.5 -5.0 75.0 88.55275On Target
Hispanic/LatinoCohort Graduation Rate = 87.5, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 87.5, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 87.5, Target = 75 90.0 89.6 -2.1 75.0 87.55675On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.Cohort Graduation Rate = 97.2, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 97.2, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 97.2, Target = 75 90.0 97.4 -0.2 75.0 97.236100Above Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.  90.0-- 75.0----
WhiteCohort Graduation Rate = 96.3, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 96.3, Target = 75Cohort Graduation Rate = 96.3, Target = 75 90.0 94.2 2.1 75.0 96.3649100Above Target
2010 5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 6 Year Goal 2009 Rate (Baseline) Change Annual Target Cohort Graduation Rate N PPI Points Rating
All StudentsCohort Graduation Rate = 96.1, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 96.1, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 96.1, Target = 80 95.0 95.7 0.4 80.0 96.1924100Above Target
High needsCohort Graduation Rate = 90.7, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 90.7, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 90.7, Target = 80 95.0 89.4 1.3 80.0 90.733475On Target
Low incomeCohort Graduation Rate = 90.2, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 90.2, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 90.2, Target = 80 95.0 82.1 8.1 80.0 90.212375On Target
EL and Former ELCohort Graduation Rate = 98, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 98, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 98, Target = 80 95.0 87.5 10.5 80.0 98.050100Above Target
Students w/ disabilitiesCohort Graduation Rate = 88.7, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 88.7, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 88.7, Target = 80 95.0 89.7 -1.0 80.0 88.724875On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.  95.0-- 80.0----
AsianCohort Graduation Rate = 96.9, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 96.9, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 96.9, Target = 80 95.0 97.6 -0.7 80.0 96.9130100Above Target
Afr. Amer./BlackCohort Graduation Rate = 95.7, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 95.7, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 95.7, Target = 80 95.0 91.5 4.2 80.0 95.746100Above Target
Hispanic/LatinoCohort Graduation Rate = 93.8, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 93.8, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 93.8, Target = 80 95.0 93.8 0.0 80.0 93.84875On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.  95.0-- 80.0-39--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.  95.0-- 80.0-1--
WhiteCohort Graduation Rate = 96.1, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 96.1, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 96.1, Target = 80 95.0 96.1 0.0 80.0 96.1660100Above Target

2011 Annual Dropout Rate
  0  2  4  6  8  10 12  14 16  18 20 6 Year Goal 2010 Rate (Baseline) Change Annual Target Annual Dropout Rate Percentile in Grade Span N PPI Points Rating
All StudentsDropout Rate = 0.3, Target = 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.3933532100Above Target
High needsDropout Rate = 0.7, Target = 1 0.6 1.1 0.4 1.0 0.789107275On Target
Low incomeDropout Rate = 0.7, Target = 1.7 0.9 1.8 1.1 1.7 0.78742875On Target
EL and Former ELDropout Rate = 1.5, Target = 1 0.6 1.1 -0.4 1.0 1.59013075On Target
Students w/ disabilitiesDropout Rate = 0.8, Target = 0.7 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.7 0.88375325No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. ------4--
AsianDropout Rate = 0.4, Target = 0.2 0.1 0.2 -0.2 0.2 0.44449775On Target
Afr. Amer./BlackDropout Rate = 0.5, Target = 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.57019975On Target
Hispanic/LatinoDropout Rate = 1.4, Target = 1.9 1.1 2.1 0.7 1.9 1.48320875On Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.Dropout Rate = 0, Target = 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.097161100Above Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ---------
WhiteDropout Rate = 0.2, Target = 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.2952463100Above Target
2012 MCAS Participation
  English Language Arts Mathematics Science
Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%)
All Students 6,553 6,521100Yes 6,568 6,545100Yes 2,697 2,687100Yes
High needs 2,244 2,22099Yes 2,257 2,24499Yes 912 90799Yes
Low income 767 75899Yes 767 76399Yes 305 30399Yes
EL and Former EL 585 58099Yes 597 596100Yes 189 189100Yes
Students w/ disabilities 1,489 1,47099Yes 1,490 1,47999Yes 633 62999Yes
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. 8--- 8--- 4---
Asian 991 988100Yes 1,000 998100Yes 370 370100Yes
Afr. Amer./Black 381 37699Yes 379 37799Yes 146 14599Yes
Hispanic/Latino 470 46799Yes 472 470100Yes 170 170100Yes
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 332 332100Yes 332 332100Yes 130 12898Yes
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. 1--- 1-------
White 4,370 4,349100Yes 4,376 4,359100Yes 1,877 1,870100Yes

About the Data


Enrollment and Educator Data

The waiver data included in this 2012 report card reflects only academic waivers issued during the 2011-2012 school year; it does NOT include critical shortage waivers. The schools included in the data are those in school districts and Horace Mann charter schools, all of whose teachers are required to hold an appropriate license per M.G.L. c.71, §38G. Important information about waivers:

  • Waivers are valid for only one school year
  • The data does not indicate whether a teacher taught under a waiver for the full year; many teachers receive the appropriate license during the school year
  • The district may apply for subsequent waivers, should a teacher not obtain licensure while working under a first year waiver, but must demonstrate that the educator is making significant progress toward obtaining the required license
  • The waiver percentage is based on the total number of individual for whom ESE issued academic waivers, divided by the total number of teachers in the district, as reported in the October 2010 EPIMS data collection
  • A single teacher on a waiver in a smaller district would have a greater impact than on a larger district and the waiver percentages, therefore, are not comparable between districts
  • Teachers in Commonwealth charter schools are required either to be licensed or to pass the teacher test, (M.G.L. c.71, §89 (ii) and 603 CMR 1.07), and are therefore not included in the data
  • Horace Mann Charter School teachers are required to hold an appropriate license (M.G.L. c.71, §38G) and are therefore included in the data

Student Groups (2011-12 School Year)

MCAS Data (Spring 2012 Results)

MCAS Achievement Level (Scaled Score Range) MCAS-Alt Achievement Level Points Per Student
Proficient or Advanced
(240-280)
Progressing (Certain disability types)* 100
Needs Improvement High
(230-238)
Progressing or Emerging 75
Needs Improvement Low
(220-228)
Awareness 50
Warning / Failing High
(210-218)
Portfolio Incomplete 25
Warning / Failing Low
(200-208)
Portfolio not Submitted 0

* Intellectual, Sensory/Deaf and Blind, Multiple Disabilities, Autism, and Developmental Delay

SGP: Each student who participated in the MCAS ELA or Mathematics tests in grades 4-8 or 10 and who also took the last MCAS test in that subject receives a Student Growth Percentile (SGP) score. The SGP compares a student's MCAS score with the scores of all students in the state at that grade level who received similar MCAS scores in prior years. SGPs range from 1 to 99, with 50 being average; higher numbers represent higher growth and lower numbers represent lower growth. An SGP of 75, for example, means the student's progress is higher than 75 percent and lower than 25 percent of the students in the state with similar prior test scores. This method works independently of MCAS achievement levels. Therefore, all students, no matter the scores they earned on past MCAS tests, have an equal chance to demonstrate growth at any of the 99 percentiles. School and district growth percentiles represent the growth of the median, or middle, student in the school or district. Most school and district median SGPs tend to range between 40 and 60. Schools outside of that range are showing less or more growth than the typical school in Massachusetts. For more information, go to http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/growth/

Accountability Data (2012)

Accountability and Assistance Levels

Determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention

School Percentiles

Cumulative Progress and Performance Index (PPI)

School and District Profiles