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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 (2012-13 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 (2012-13)
 District State
5,987 954,773
Race/Ethnicity (%)
African American or Black 11.2 8.6
Asian 1.3 5.9
Hispanic or Latino 8.6 16.4
Multi-race, Non-Hispanic 5.7 2.7
Native American 0.3 0.2
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
White 72.9 66.0
Gender (%)
Male 51.2 51.2
Female 48.8 48.8
Selected Populations (%)
English Language Learner 3.5 7.7
Low-Income 56.5 37.0
Students w/Disabilities 17.7 17.0
First Language Not English 5.9 17.3

Grades Offered:
PK, K, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Educator Data (2012-13)
 DistrictState
Total # of Teachers 480.3 70,635.8
Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment 97.1 97.5
Total Number of Classes in Core Academic Areas 2,413 345,316
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Highly Qualified 95.9 98.0
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Not Highly Qualified 4.1 2.0
Student/Teacher Ratio 12.5 to 1 13.5 to 1
Percentage of Public Elementary and Secondary School Teachers Issued Waivers 0.0 0.3
  All Schools High Poverty Schools Low Poverty Schools
Percentage of Teachers Licensed in Teaching Assignment 97.1 100.0 -
Percentage of Core Academic Classes Taught by Teachers Who are Highly Qualified 95.9 99.5 -
4.1 0.5 -

Enrollment and Educator Data (Continued)


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

2013 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

2013 Accountability Data - Pittsfield


Accountability Information
Accountability and Assistance Level

Level 3

One or more schools in the district classified into Level 3
This district’s determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention
Needs Technical Assistance (NTA)
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 = 56, Target = 75PPI = 56, Target = 75PPI = 56, Target = 75 56Did Not Meet Target
High needsPPI = 59, Target = 75PPI = 59, Target = 75PPI = 59, Target = 75 59Did Not Meet Target
Low incomePPI = 63, Target = 75PPI = 63, Target = 75PPI = 63, Target = 75 63Did Not Meet Target
EL and Former ELPPI = 72, Target = 75PPI = 72, Target = 75PPI = 72, Target = 75 72Did Not Meet Target
Students w/ disabilitiesPPI = 46, Target = 75PPI = 46, Target = 75PPI = 46, Target = 75 46Did Not Meet Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -
AsianPPI = 84, Target = 75PPI = 84, Target = 75PPI = 84, Target = 75 84Met Target
Afr. Amer./BlackPPI = 56, Target = 75PPI = 56, Target = 75PPI = 56, Target = 75 56Did Not Meet Target
Hispanic/LatinoPPI = 61, Target = 75PPI = 61, Target = 75PPI = 61, Target = 75 61Did Not Meet Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.PPI = 57, Target = 75PPI = 57, Target = 75PPI = 57, Target = 75 57Did Not Meet Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. -
WhitePPI = 63, Target = 75PPI = 63, Target = 75PPI = 63, Target = 75 63Did Not Meet Target

School Accountability Information
School School Type Title I Status Accountability and Assistance Level
AllendaleElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 2
EgremontElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 2
Robert T. Capeless Elementary SchoolElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
Morningside Community SchoolElementary SchoolTitle I School (SW)Level 2
CrosbyElementary SchoolTitle I School (TA)Level 3
StearnsElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
WilliamsElementary SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 2
Silvio O Conte CommunityElementary SchoolTitle I School (SW)Level 3
John T Reid MiddleMiddle SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 1
Theodore Herberg MiddleMiddle SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 2
Pittsfield HighHigh SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 3
Taconic HighHigh SchoolNon-Title I School (NT)Level 3

Pittsfield:
Accountability Data Detail

2013 English Language Arts Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2011 CPI (Baseline) 2012 CPI 2013 CPI CPI Change 2013 Target 6 Year Goal Percentile in School Type N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCPI = 85, Target = 89.3CPI = 85, Target = 89.3CPI = 85, Target = 89.3 87.1 85.8 85.0 -0.8 89.3 93.6 20298125No Change
High needsCPI = 79.3, Target = 85.3CPI = 79.3, Target = 85.3CPI = 79.3, Target = 85.3 82.4 81.0 79.3 -1.7 85.3 91.2 54190725No Change
Low incomeCPI = 79.5, Target = 85.7CPI = 79.5, Target = 85.7CPI = 79.5, Target = 85.7 82.8 81.4 79.5 -1.9 85.7 91.4 31174325No Change
EL and Former ELCPI = 72.4, Target = 81CPI = 72.4, Target = 81CPI = 72.4, Target = 81 77.2 71.2 72.4 1.2 81.0 88.6 5014350Improved Below Target
Students w/ disabilitiesCPI = 70, Target = 78.8CPI = 70, Target = 78.8CPI = 70, Target = 78.8 74.6 71.0 70.0 -1.0 78.8 87.3 5856025No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -------6--
AsianCPI = 91.7, Target = 96.2CPI = 91.7, Target = 96.2CPI = 91.7, Target = 96.2 95.4 92.4 91.7 -0.7 96.2 97.7 393625No Change
Afr. Amer./BlackCPI = 77.2, Target = 83.3CPI = 77.2, Target = 83.3CPI = 77.2, Target = 83.3 79.9 77.8 77.2 -0.6 83.3 90.0 2933125No Change
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 75.1, Target = 82.3CPI = 75.1, Target = 82.3CPI = 75.1, Target = 82.3 78.7 74.4 75.1 0.7 82.3 89.4 1925850Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.CPI = 79, Target = 88.5CPI = 79, Target = 88.5CPI = 79, Target = 88.5 86.2 85.1 79.0 -6.1 88.5 93.1 151620Declined
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
WhiteCPI = 87.7, Target = 90.8CPI = 87.7, Target = 90.8CPI = 87.7, Target = 90.8 88.9 88.3 87.7 -0.6 90.8 94.5 28218825No Change
2013 Mathematics Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2011 CPI (Baseline) 2012 CPI 2013 CPI CPI Change 2013 Target 6 Year Goal Percentile in School Type N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCPI = 79.9, Target = 83.9CPI = 79.9, Target = 83.9CPI = 79.9, Target = 83.9 80.7 79.4 79.9 0.5 83.9 90.4 31297950Improved Below Target
High needsCPI = 73.2, Target = 78.7CPI = 73.2, Target = 78.7CPI = 73.2, Target = 78.7 74.4 72.4 73.2 0.8 78.7 87.2 70190550Improved Below Target
Low incomeCPI = 74, Target = 78.9CPI = 74, Target = 78.9CPI = 74, Target = 78.9 74.7 72.8 74.0 1.2 78.9 87.4 59174150Improved Below Target
EL and Former ELCPI = 65.4, Target = 75CPI = 65.4, Target = 75CPI = 65.4, Target = 75 70.0 62.9 65.4 2.5 75.0 85.0 4214350Improved Below Target
Students w/ disabilitiesCPI = 60.8, Target = 72.9CPI = 60.8, Target = 72.9CPI = 60.8, Target = 72.9 67.5 61.8 60.8 -1.0 72.9 83.8 6156125No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -------6--
AsianCPI = 88.9, Target = 93.4CPI = 88.9, Target = 93.4CPI = 88.9, Target = 93.4 92.1 89.6 88.9 -0.7 93.4 96.1 333625No Change
Afr. Amer./BlackCPI = 65.4, Target = 72.6CPI = 65.4, Target = 72.6CPI = 65.4, Target = 72.6 67.1 63.9 65.4 1.5 72.6 83.6 3233250Improved Below Target
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 67.1, Target = 76.2CPI = 67.1, Target = 76.2CPI = 67.1, Target = 76.2 71.4 67.5 67.1 -0.4 76.2 85.7 2625725No Change
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.CPI = 75.3, Target = 81.5CPI = 75.3, Target = 81.5CPI = 75.3, Target = 81.5 77.8 75.3 75.3 0.0 81.5 88.9 3016225No Change
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
WhiteCPI = 83.7, Target = 86.4CPI = 83.7, Target = 86.4CPI = 83.7, Target = 86.4 83.7 83.1 83.7 0.6 86.4 91.9 43218650Improved Below Target
2013 Science Proficiency Gap Narrowing
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2011 CPI (Baseline) 2012 CPI 2013 CPI CPI Change 2013 Target 6 Year Goal Percentile in School Type N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCPI = 76.1, Target = 77.6CPI = 76.1, Target = 77.6CPI = 76.1, Target = 77.6 73.1 74.4 76.1 1.7 77.6 86.6 21125650Improved Below Target
High needsCPI = 69.1, Target = 70.8CPI = 69.1, Target = 70.8CPI = 69.1, Target = 70.8 65.0 66.7 69.1 2.4 70.8 82.5 4376350Improved Below Target
Low incomeCPI = 69.3, Target = 70.3CPI = 69.3, Target = 70.3 64.4 67.2 69.3 2.1 70.3 82.2 3168775On Target
EL and Former ELCPI = 65.4, Target = 62.8CPI = 65.4, Target = 62.8CPI = 65.4, Target = 62.8 55.3 53.1 65.4 12.3 62.8 77.7 7752100Above Target
Students w/ disabilitiesCPI = 60.2, Target = 67.8CPI = 60.2, Target = 67.8CPI = 60.2, Target = 67.8 61.4 60.6 60.2 -0.4 67.8 80.7 4425125No Change
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -------3--
Asian -------17--
Afr. Amer./BlackCPI = 60.8, Target = 64.9CPI = 60.8, Target = 64.9CPI = 60.8, Target = 64.9 57.9 59.5 60.8 1.3 64.9 79.0 2913450Improved Below Target
Hispanic/LatinoCPI = 60.6, Target = 68CPI = 60.6, Target = 68CPI = 60.6, Target = 68 61.6 58.1 60.6 2.5 68.0 80.8 299450Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.CPI = 66.8, Target = 71.3CPI = 66.8, Target = 71.3CPI = 66.8, Target = 71.3 65.5 71.6 66.8 -4.8 71.3 82.8 18520Declined
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. ----------
WhiteCPI = 80.1, Target = 80.8CPI = 80.1, Target = 80.8 76.9 77.9 80.1 2.2 80.8 88.5 3295675On Target
2013 English Language Arts Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
2012
% Advanced
2013
% Advanced
N PPI Points 2012
% Warning/Failing
2013
% Warning/Failing
N PPI Points
All students 12.8 13.629810 6.0 6.529810
High needs 6.4 7.1190725 8.9 9.619070
Low income 6.5 7.3174325 8.5 9.417430
EL and Former EL 3.5 4.214325 21.0 17.514325
Students w/ disabilities 1.3 1.45600 16.1 16.35600
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--6---6-
Asian 13.9 19.43625 0.0 0.03625
Afr. Amer./Black 4.5 5.433125 10.5 11.53310
Hispanic/Latino 5.7 3.12580 18.0 15.125825
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 5.8 8.016225 7.1 9.91620
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White 15.3 16.421880 4.0 4.621880
2013 Mathematics Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
2012
% Advanced
2013
% Advanced
N PPI Points 2012
% Warning/Failing
2013
% Warning/Failing
N PPI Points
All students 21.0 21.229790 12.4 11.529790
High needs 12.0 12.919050 18.4 16.819050
Low income 12.2 13.317410 17.8 15.9174125
EL and Former EL 8.8 11.914325 33.3 22.414325
Students w/ disabilities 4.1 3.65610 30.7 30.15610
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--6---6-
Asian 38.9 44.43625 2.8 2.8360
Afr. Amer./Black 9.6 10.53320 28.5 25.333225
Hispanic/Latino 10.1 8.22570 24.6 21.025725
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 13.5 15.416225 14.7 16.71620
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White 24.1 24.521860 8.6 8.121860
2013 Science Extra Credit
  Extra credit for increasing % Advanced (10% or more) Extra credit for decreasing % Warning/Failing (10% or more)
2012
% Advanced
2013
% Advanced
N PPI Points 2012
% Warning/Failing
2013
% Warning/Failing
N PPI Points
All students 10.7 9.412560 13.5 10.8125625
High needs 5.4 5.47630 19.0 15.976325
Low income 5.2 5.16870 18.1 15.768725
EL and Former EL 3.5 7.75225 38.6 21.25225
Students w/ disabilities 1.7 2.825125 26.8 26.72510
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.--3---3-
Asian--17---17-
Afr. Amer./Black 1.5 4.513425 25.0 23.91340
Hispanic/Latino 6.7 3.2940 29.2 25.59425
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. 10.2 5.8520 18.6 17.3520
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.--------
White 12.1 10.79560 10.3 7.395625
2013 English Language Arts Growth
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2012 SGP 2013 SGP SGP Change 6 Year Goal Met Safe Harbor? N PPI Points Rating
All studentsSGP = 47, Target = 51SGP = 47, Target = 51SGP = 47, Target = 51 45.0 47.0 2.0 51.0No227050Below Target
High needsSGP = 41, Target = 51SGP = 41, Target = 51SGP = 41, Target = 51 44.0 41.0 -3.0 51.0No137550Below Target
Low incomeSGP = 42, Target = 51SGP = 42, Target = 51SGP = 42, Target = 51 45.0 42.0 -3.0 51.0No126750Below Target
EL and Former ELSGP = 57, Target = 51SGP = 57, Target = 51SGP = 57, Target = 51 58.5 57.0 -1.5 51.0No10275On Target
Students w/ disabilitiesSGP = 31, Target = 51SGP = 31, Target = 51SGP = 31, Target = 51 34.0 31.0 -3.0 51.0No33425Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 51.0-4--
AsianSGP = 51, Target = 51SGP = 51, Target = 51 40.0 51.0 11.0 51.0No3275On Target
Afr. Amer./BlackSGP = 45.5, Target = 51SGP = 45.5, Target = 51SGP = 45.5, Target = 51 45.5 45.5 0.0 51.0No24450Below Target
Hispanic/LatinoSGP = 44.5, Target = 51SGP = 44.5, Target = 51SGP = 44.5, Target = 51 58.0 44.5 -13.5 51.0No18250Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.SGP = 46, Target = 51SGP = 46, Target = 51SGP = 46, Target = 51 45.0 46.0 1.0 51.0No11850Below Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 51.0----
WhiteSGP = 48, Target = 51SGP = 48, Target = 51SGP = 48, Target = 51 45.0 48.0 3.0 51.0No169050Below Target
2013 Mathematics Growth
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2012 SGP 2013 SGP SGP Change 6 Year Goal Met Safe Harbor? N PPI Points Rating
All studentsSGP = 46, Target = 51SGP = 46, Target = 51SGP = 46, Target = 51 43.0 46.0 3.0 51.0No227850Below Target
High needsSGP = 43, Target = 51SGP = 43, Target = 51SGP = 43, Target = 51 41.0 43.0 2.0 51.0No138150Below Target
Low incomeSGP = 44, Target = 51SGP = 44, Target = 51SGP = 44, Target = 51 42.0 44.0 2.0 51.0No127350Below Target
EL and Former ELSGP = 49.5, Target = 51SGP = 49.5, Target = 51SGP = 49.5, Target = 51 51.0 49.5 -1.5 51.0No10450Below Target
Students w/ disabilitiesSGP = 31.5, Target = 51SGP = 31.5, Target = 51SGP = 31.5, Target = 51 34.0 31.5 -2.5 51.0No34025Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 51.0-3--
AsianSGP = 56.5, Target = 51SGP = 56.5, Target = 51SGP = 56.5, Target = 51 62.5 56.5 -6.0 51.0Yes3275On Target
Afr. Amer./BlackSGP = 46, Target = 51SGP = 46, Target = 51SGP = 46, Target = 51 46.0 46.0 0.0 51.0No24750Below Target
Hispanic/LatinoSGP = 41.5, Target = 51SGP = 41.5, Target = 51SGP = 41.5, Target = 51 39.0 41.5 2.5 51.0No18450Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.SGP = 47, Target = 51SGP = 47, Target = 51SGP = 47, Target = 51 44.0 47.0 3.0 51.0No11950Below Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 51.0----
WhiteSGP = 46, Target = 51SGP = 46, Target = 51SGP = 46, Target = 51 42.0 46.0 4.0 51.0No169350Below Target
2012 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2011 Rate 2012 Rate Change Annual Target 6 Year Goal N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCohort Graduation Rate = 79.8, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 79.8, Target = 80 74.1 79.8 5.7 80.0 90.050450Improved Below Target
High needsCohort Graduation Rate = 68.2, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 68.2, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 68.2, Target = 80 62.0 68.2 6.2 80.0 90.029250Improved Below Target
Low incomeCohort Graduation Rate = 66.8, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 66.8, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 66.8, Target = 80 60.8 66.8 6.0 80.0 90.025050Improved Below Target
EL and Former EL --- 80.0 90.022--
Students w/ disabilitiesCohort Graduation Rate = 62.6, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 62.6, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 62.6, Target = 80 47.4 62.6 15.2 80.0 90.011550Improved Below Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 80.0 90.0---
Asian --- 80.0 90.012--
Afr. Amer./BlackCohort Graduation Rate = 67.5, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 67.5, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 67.5, Target = 80 66.7 67.5 0.8 80.0 90.04025No Change
Hispanic/LatinoCohort Graduation Rate = 70.6, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 70.6, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 70.6, Target = 80 52.3 70.6 18.3 80.0 90.03450Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. --- 80.0 90.08--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 80.0 90.0---
WhiteCohort Graduation Rate = 81.5, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 81.5, Target = 80Cohort Graduation Rate = 81.5, Target = 80 77.2 81.5 4.3 80.0 90.041075On Target
2011 5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate
  0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2010 Rate 2011 Rate Change Annual Target 6 Year Goal N PPI Points Rating
All studentsCohort Graduation Rate = 78.1, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 78.1, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 78.1, Target = 85 77.7 78.1 0.4 85.0 95.052925No Change
High needsCohort Graduation Rate = 67.8, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 67.8, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 67.8, Target = 85 66.3 67.8 1.5 85.0 95.032625No Change
Low incomeCohort Graduation Rate = 66.8, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 66.8, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 66.8, Target = 85 65.2 66.8 1.6 85.0 95.028325No Change
EL and Former EL --- 85.0 95.026--
Students w/ disabilitiesCohort Graduation Rate = 56.2, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 56.2, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 56.2, Target = 85 59.1 56.2 -2.9 85.0 95.01370Declined
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. --- 85.0 95.02--
Asian --- 85.0 95.09--
Afr. Amer./BlackCohort Graduation Rate = 74.1, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 74.1, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 74.1, Target = 85 57.4 74.1 16.7 85.0 95.05450Improved Below Target
Hispanic/LatinoCohort Graduation Rate = 56.8, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 56.8, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 56.8, Target = 85 66.7 56.8 -9.9 85.0 95.0440Declined
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat. --- 85.0 95.03--
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. --- 85.0 95.0---
WhiteCohort Graduation Rate = 80.8, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 80.8, Target = 85Cohort Graduation Rate = 80.8, Target = 85 80.7 80.8 0.1 85.0 95.041725No Change
2012 Annual Dropout Rate
  0  2  4  6  8  10 12  14 16  18 20 2010 Rate (Baseline) 2011 Rate 2012 Rate Change Annual Target 6 Year Goal Percentile in School Type N PPI Points Rating
All studentsDropout Rate = 3.4, Target = 2.8 3.4 3.1 3.4 -0.3 2.8 1.717185625No Change
High needsDropout Rate = 5.5, Target = 4.8 5.8 5.6 5.5 0.1 4.8 2.91795225No Change
Low incomeDropout Rate = 5.4, Target = 4.5 5.4 5.7 5.4 0.3 4.5 2.72081325No Change
EL and Former ELDropout Rate = 10.6, Target = 2.8 3.3 7.3 10.6 -3.3 2.8 1.716470Declined
Students w/ disabilitiesDropout Rate = 6.3, Target = 8.8 10.6 7.5 6.3 1.2 8.8 5.32034875On Target
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat. -------1--
Asian -------25--
Afr. Amer./BlackDropout Rate = 6.8, Target = 3.9 4.7 6.3 6.8 -0.5 3.9 2.4817725No Change
Hispanic/LatinoDropout Rate = 7.3, Target = 3.1 3.7 10.8 7.3 3.5 3.1 1.92011050Improved Below Target
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.Dropout Rate = 1.8, Target = 2.7 3.2 0.0 1.8 -1.8 2.7 1.6555775On Target
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl. -------0--
WhiteDropout Rate = 2.8, Target = 2.6 3.1 2.3 2.8 -0.5 2.6 1.620148625No Change
2013 MCAS Participation
  English Language Arts Mathematics Science
Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%) Enrolled Assessed % Met Target (95%)
All students3011299099Yes3011298899Yes1316130099Yes
High needs1931191699Yes1931191499Yes80479299Yes
Low income1761175099Yes1760174899Yes71871199Yes
EL and Former EL15415299Yes152152100Yes6161100Yes
Students w/ disabilities56856199Yes57156298Yes26525998Yes
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.6---6---3---
Asian3737100Yes3737100Yes18---
Afr. Amer./Black33733399Yes33833499Yes14314299Yes
Hispanic/Latino26626399Yes26526299Yes10410298Yes
Multi-race, Non-Hisp./Lat.162162100Yes162162100Yes5252100Yes
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.------------
White2203218999Yes2203218799Yes99698399Yes

2013 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 23214477921100 2218346733100
Stud. w/ Disab 201317465418 184211316912
LEP/FLEP 192112406010 18717316910
African American/Black 20932155457 205217505015
Asian/Pacific Islander 240225783177 235185179215
Hispanic/Latino 208320564418 207319524825
White 2411757871364 2311145792151
Low-Income 213325613939 207320534754

GRADE LEVEL 4 - MATHEMATICS
All Students 25316589010100 2418418218100
Stud. w/ Disab 232529722818 218218554513
LEP/FLEP 223219633710 219114594111
African American/Black 23052671297 224118663416
Asian/Pacific Islander 26631729647 25823649195
Hispanic/Latino 234532752518 230226732725
White 260186896464 250105491951
Low-Income 237535792140 230226732754

GRADE LEVEL 8 - READING
All Students 2778488416100 2664347723100
Stud. w/ Disab 246115554516 231#8386211
LEP/FLEP 224#428725 225#330705
African American/Black 25522464369 250116604015
Asian/Pacific Islander 28614569196 27995085155
Hispanic/Latino 253120643616 255121673323
White 285105791967 275544851553
Low-Income 260228712938 254120663449

GRADE LEVEL 8 - MATHEMATICS
All Students 30118558614100 2848347327100
Stud. w/ Disab 268317584216 24818346612
LEP/FLEP 2492834665 2451531695
African American/Black 27762867339 263214514915
Asian/Pacific Islander 32342789376 306256087135
Hispanic/Latino 277428693116 271321623823
White 307216392867 2931144831753
Low-Income 281631722838 270320613950

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 4,70018103
Grade 4 Mathematics 4,60019112
Grade 8 Reading 4,3001652
Grade 8 Mathematics 4,2001762

About the Data


Enrollment and Educator Data

The waiver data included in this 2013 report card reflects only academic waivers issued during the 2012-2013 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 (2012-13 School Year)

MCAS Data (Spring 2013 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)
0

* Intellectual, Sensory/Deaf and Blind, Multiple Disabilities, Autism, and Developmental Delay. Additionally, a student must be reported as having a "high level of need."

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; 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, regardless of 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 (2013)

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