Should we strive for 90%?
Here’s why the correct answer for Arlington is NO.

During the ACMi debate, we were given the opportunity to ask a question to the other candidates in the debate. My question:

On Lynette Martyn’s campaign website, she offers a long list of things she would like to see accomplished during her tenure on the School Committee. The second item on the list is, “a state accountability score above 90%.” Do you agree? If so, what should we do to achieve it?

https://www.electlynette.com/bucket-list

Why did I ask that question? Simple. Devoting additional time and resources to chase an unattainable accountability score would have a detrimental effect on the quality of our schools. It would require expanding time and resources for literacy and math test prep, while reducing staffing and time in the schedule for social studies, art, music, health, world languages, and physical education.

Quotes from the responses:

Bill Hayner (41:46) I don’t support driving the school into achieving a 90 percent rating. As far as I know there are only 7 or 8 schools that have achieved that type of a rating, and all but one of them is a K-8 school system; small population, and, very, I think, I’ll stand corrected, according to the Department of Education web page, these schools are very, from very affluent school communities.

Elizabeth Exton (43:15) But I don’t think a specific artificial score in a single measure, that’s only met by a small handful of schools in the Commonwealth, is the best way to measure growth and achievement in a school district.

Lynette Martyn (44:24): So, I think we should strive for whatever we want. We should strive to get to 90 percent. That doesn’t mean we fail if we hit 80 percent or 70 percent, any increase from where we are is a win. So, yeah, I’m gonna strive for us to get to 90 percent for Arlington Public Schools because I’m passionate about our school system.

Paul Schlichtman (46:27): Our accountability percentage score is about 71 percent right now. 75 percent, believe it or not, is a perfect score, because 75 percent on a 0-4 scale, with 3 means you’re meeting your targets, is the goal that the state is setting for you. And some of the goals are very reasonable, and some of the goals shift to become unattainable. So, we’re in the top 20 percent of districts.

 

 

Background:
The Massachusetts accountability system rates schools and districts on a series of indicators, using a 5 point rating scale:


Table 9: Criterion-Referenced Point Assignments

Points

Label for achievement, high school completion, EL progress, and additional indicators

Label for growth

indicators

4

Exceeded target

Exceeded Typical Growth

3

Met target

Typical Growth – High

2

Improved

Typical Growth – Low

1

No change

Low Growth

0

Declined

Very Low Growth

These targets adjust every year, and if you have a really good result in one year for many indicators, the expectation is improvement in the following year. It is a challenge to meet all targets in any given year. There are four calculations:

The accountability scores, called the cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage, are based on possible points on the 0-4 scale. As a result, if a school or district meets every target, every categorical score would be 3. An average score of 3 on a scale where the maximum score is 4, in which the school or district is meeting all expectations, would earn an accountability score of ¾ or 75% of the possible points in the rating system.

·    An accountability score of 75% is not the equivalent of a C on an algebra test. It is a perfect score.

·      An accountability score of 90% is not the equivalent of an A minus. It requires a school or district to exceed state targets on almost every measure.

The scores are also weighted, so that one unusually good or bad year won’t have an outsized impact on the score.  For 2019, this cumulative accountability score is based on 2018 outcomes (40%) and 2019 outcomes (60%).

Arlington’s cumulative accountability score is 71%. Arlington’s score, four points below a perfect score of 75%, is among the top 20% of Massachusetts districts.

The state’s interpretation is that, “a district is reported as making substantial progress toward targets if it has a cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage from 50 to 74 percent.” This is the second highest classification out of six levels in the accountability matrix. A criterion-referenced target percentage as low as 25% is classified as making moderate progress toward targets.

There are only five districts with 2019 cumulative accountability scores above 90%.

Arlington’s ratings are here:

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Source: http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/accountability/report/district.aspx?linkid=30&orgcode=00100000&orgtypecode=5&

 

Some indicators are easier to achieve than others. For example, the Growth target is to exceed the state average (50) and that target never changes. The target for the Four Year Cohort Graduation Rate is based on the previous year’s outcome. For example, if the previous year’s rate is 100.0%, that becomes the target for the next year, which means a very high but imperfect rate could easily result in 0 points for a declining indicator.

It’s an indicator, not a goal

I spent the last two decades where my job responsibilities included analyzing accountability and performance data, and making recommendations for areas to target for improvement. I am also the Massachusetts Association of School Committees appointee to the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education School and District Accountability and Assistance Advisory Council (AAAC).

One of the tasks of the AAAC is to discuss and make recommendations pertaining to changes in the state accountability system.

I support the overall structure of the system, which is designed to create a reasonably valid accountability score. The accountability system is mandated under Federal law, and one of the reasons for the mandate is to create a set of calculations that identifies the lowest performing schools that require assistance or intervention. While there are some indicators and components that I don’t think are perfect, when the indicators are combined the results are reasonably valid. The bottom line is the accountability measures are imperfect indicators, designed for limited purposes. The accountability measures aren’t goals unto themselves, as the goal must focus on student learning instead of a limited set of measures.

My school committee colleague Bill Hayner said in the ACMi debate:

“The data that’s presented should be an indicator of problems or successes. It should not be a driving force by itself. We need to look at all the entire picture. Somebody wants to look at the stats, go to the Department of Education. Look up Arlington. You can see all the stats. Arlington is not one of the top in the 90th percentile, but that to me is not realistic if that’s all we’re going to work for in the school system. We are within the acceptable range.” (starting at 37:00)

 Mr. Hayner’s point is important. If the scores are acceptable, the district can devote time and resources to items that are not included in the state testing program. The district can devote time and resources to social studies, art, music, health, world languages, and physical education. Mr. Hayner also said,

“If somebody gave us a billion dollars, could we raise our rates? Yeah. I’m pretty sure we can. We could drive our class sizes down to a 5 to 1 ratio. These aren’t realistic. As I’ve said before, and I don’t want, I apologize for beating the drum, this data is important. There’s no question about it, but it can’t be the only thing going.” (starting at 41:46)

 

Districts that are under pressure to raise MCAS scores usually reallocate resources and time-on-learning toward content on the MCAS. This means expanding literacy and math blocks in a student schedule, reducing staffing and time for social studies, art, music, health, world languages, and physical education.

Which brings us back to Ms. Martyn’s remarks. “I think we should strive for whatever we want. We should strive to get to 90 percent.” At what cost? Do we want more test-prep in our schools? Do we want to reduce art, music, and physical education to devote more time to raising test scores? Do we want to replace world language instruction with more English Language Arts? Is that really what we want?

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Paul Schlichtman
is a member of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s School & District Accountability & Assistance Advisory Council. The Council reviews and recommends changes to the state's accountability system. He spent the past 20 years analyzing school and district performance and accountability data to help principals and teachers to understand the levers of change that improve their schools.
He understands that measures like the MCAS are just indicators that inform our work, not desired outcomes that drive our decisions. Too much emphasis on MCAS and accountability scores takes time and resources away from art, music, world languages, social studies, social-emotional learning, and other essentials not tested by the state.
Return to schlichtman.org

Here is the list of districts (excluding charters) and their state ratings. Arlington’s scores from 2018 (68%) and 2019 (73%) yield a cumulative criterion-referenced target percentage score of 71% (4 percent below meeting all targets).

District Name

Overall Classification

Reason for Classification

Cumulative Progress Toward Improvement Targets (%)

Hancock

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Limited or no progress toward targets

2

Hawlemont

Requiring assistance or intervention

In need of focused/targeted support

22

Florida

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Limited or no progress toward targets

23

Pittsfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

29

Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

29

Farmington River Reg

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

30

Martha's Vineyard

Requiring assistance or intervention

In need of focused/targeted support

30

Greenfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

32

Southampton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

34

Southbridge

Requiring assistance or intervention

In need of broad/comprehensive support

34

Mendon-Upton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

34

Holbrook

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

35

Northampton-Smith Vocational Agricultural

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

35

Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

35

Palmer

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

36

Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

36

Swampscott

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

37

Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual District

Requiring assistance or intervention

In need of focused/targeted support

37

Spencer-E Brookfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

38

Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

38

Amherst-Pelham

Requiring assistance or intervention

In need of focused/targeted support

39

Bellingham

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

40

Hudson

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

40

Norton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

40

Peabody

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

40

Uxbridge

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

40

West Bridgewater

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

40

Narragansett

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

40

Methuen

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

41

Oxford

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

41

South Hadley

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

41

Taunton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

41

Wellfleet

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

41

Gill-Montague

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

41

South Middlesex Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

41

Fall River

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

42

Lawrence

Requiring assistance or intervention

In need of broad/comprehensive support

42

Lincoln

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

42

Northampton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

42

Woburn

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

42

Chesterfield-Goshen

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

42

Hull

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

43

North Brookfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

43

Rowe

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

43

Wales

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

43

Clinton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

44

Revere

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

44

Weymouth

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

44

Hampshire

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

44

King Philip

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

44

Silver Lake

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

44

Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

44

Brockton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

45

Gardner

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

45

Randolph

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

45

Swansea

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

45

TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School District

Requiring assistance or intervention

In need of focused/targeted support

45

Eastham

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

46

North Attleborough

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

46

Somerville

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

46

Westfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

46

Adams-Cheshire

Requiring assistance or intervention

In need of focused/targeted support

46

Mount Greylock

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

46

Nashoba Valley Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

46

Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

46

Granby

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

47

Mansfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

47

New Bedford

Requiring assistance or intervention

In need of focused/targeted support

47

Gateway

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

47

Bristol County Agricultural

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

47

Danvers

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

48

Haverhill

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

48

Mohawk Trail

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

48

Ralph C Mahar

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

48

East Bridgewater

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

49

Milford

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

49

Millbury

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

49

West Springfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

49

Central Berkshire

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

49

Manchester Essex Regional

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

49

Somerset Berkley Regional School District

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

49

Southern Berkshire

Requiring assistance or intervention

In need of focused/targeted support

49

Franklin County Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

49

Greater Fall River Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Moderate progress toward targets

49

Avon

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

50

Cambridge

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

50

Chicopee

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

50

Conway

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

50

Holliston

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

50

Kingston

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

50

Lowell

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

50

Malden

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

50

Norwood

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

50

Westport

Requiring assistance or intervention

In need of focused/targeted support

50

Abington

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

51

Attleboro

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

51

Dedham

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

51

Monson

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

51

Provincetown

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

51

Scituate

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

51

Wareham

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

51

Winchendon

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

51

Northern Berkshire Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

51

Barnstable

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

52

Beverly

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

52

Everett

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

52

Gloucester

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

52

Hadley

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

52

Holyoke

Requiring assistance or intervention

In need of broad/comprehensive support

52

North Adams

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

52

Saugus

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

52

Springfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

52

Worcester

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

52

Norfolk County Agricultural

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

52

Belchertown

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

53

Brewster

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

53

Dracut

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

53

Erving

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

53

Marlborough

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

53

North Andover

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

53

Waltham

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

53

Webster

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

53

North Middlesex

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

53

Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

53

Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

53

Lee

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

54

Marion

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

54

Walpole

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

54

Dudley-Charlton Reg

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

54

Freetown-Lakeville

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

54

Quabbin

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

54

Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

54

Whittier Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

54

Berkley

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

55

Leominster

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

55

Lunenburg

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

55

Medway

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

55

Quincy

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

55

Seekonk

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

55

Stoughton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

55

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

55

Amherst

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

56

Boston

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

56

Brookfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

56

Douglas

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

56

Franklin

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

56

Georgetown

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

56

Lynn

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

56

Middleborough

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

56

Rockland

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

56

Wakefield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

56

Hampden-Wilbraham

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

56

Cape Cod Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

56

Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

56

Canton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

57

Framingham

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

57

Holland

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

57

Mashpee

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

57

Tyngsborough

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

57

Winthrop

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

57

Ayer Shirley School District

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

57

Quaboag Regional

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

57

Agawam

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

58

Braintree

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

58

East Longmeadow

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

58

Ware

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

58

Blackstone-Millville

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

58

Auburn

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

59

Bourne

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

59

Easton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

59

Maynard

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

59

Millis

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

59

Newburyport

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

59

Northbridge

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

59

Orange

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

59

Ashburnham-Westminster

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

59

Dennis-Yarmouth

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

59

Tantasqua

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

59

Wachusett

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

59

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

59

Billerica

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

60

Carver

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

60

Fitchburg

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

60

Halifax

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

60

Melrose

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

60

Plymouth

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

60

Bridgewater-Raynham

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

60

Frontier

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

60

Whitman-Hanson

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

60

Grafton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

61

Hopedale

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

61

Medford

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

61

Pelham

Requiring assistance or intervention

In need of focused/targeted support

61

Rockport

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

61

Salem

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

61

Sandwich

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

61

Topsfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

61

Dighton-Rehoboth

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

61

Nauset

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

61

Old Rochester

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

61

Up-Island Regional

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

61

Middleton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

62

West Boylston

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

62

Chelsea

Requiring assistance or intervention

In need of focused/targeted support

63

Cohasset

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

63

Easthampton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

63

Leverett

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

63

Longmeadow

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

63

Richmond

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

63

Rochester

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

63

Watertown

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

63

Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

63

Ipswich

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

64

Littleton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

64

Marblehead

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

64

Marshfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

64

Tisbury

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

64

Wrentham

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

64

Northboro-Southboro

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

64

Pioneer Valley

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

64

Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

64

Clarksburg

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

65

Fairhaven

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

65

Hanover

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

65

Wilmington

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

65

Amesbury

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

66

Chelmsford

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

66

Foxborough

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

66

Leicester

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

66

Milton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

66

Tewksbury

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

66

Masconomet

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

66

Burlington

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

67

Reading

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

67

Berkshire Hills

Requiring assistance or intervention

In need of focused/targeted support

67

Pentucket

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

67

Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

67

Falmouth

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

68

Nahant

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

68

Orleans

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

68

Shrewsbury

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

68

Somerset

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

68

Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

68

South Shore Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

68

Upper Cape Cod Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

68

Berlin

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

69

Concord

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

69

Natick

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

69

Truro

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

69

Nashoba

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

69

Triton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

69

Dartmouth

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

70

Duxbury

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

70

Nantucket

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

70

Athol-Royalston

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

70

Monomoy Regional School District

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

70

Arlington

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

71

Ludlow

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

71

Pembroke

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

71

Lincoln-Sudbury

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

71

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

71

Northborough

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

72

Ashland

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

73

Sharon

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

73

Stoneham

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

73

Sutton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

73

Bristol-Plymouth Regional Vocational Technical

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

73

Acushnet

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

74

Shutesbury

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Substantial progress toward targets

74

Hatfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

75

Lenox

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

75

Lynnfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

75

Plympton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

75

Bedford

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

76

Brimfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

76

Newton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

76

Oak Bluffs

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

76

Plainville

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

76

Andover

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

77

Sturbridge

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

77

Berlin-Boylston

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

77

Brookline

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

78

Boxford

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

79

Norwell

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

79

Hamilton-Wenham

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

79

Boylston

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

80

North Reading

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

80

Sudbury

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

80

Westford

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

80

Sunderland

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

81

Williamsburg

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

81

Edgartown

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

82

Petersham

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

82

Westborough

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

82

Weston

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

82

Deerfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

83

Harvard

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

83

Medfield

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

83

Westwood

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

83

Winchester

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

83

Concord-Carlisle

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

83

Westhampton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

84

Groton-Dunstable

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

84

New Salem-Wendell

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

84

Hopkinton

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

85

Norfolk

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

85

Acton-Boxborough

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

85

Hingham

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

86

Needham

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

86

Wayland

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

86

Dover-Sherborn

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

86

Belmont

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

87

Southborough

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

87

Wellesley

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

87

Sherborn

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

88

Whately

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

88

Lexington

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

92

Dover

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

93

Carlisle

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

94

Mattapoisett

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

95

Savoy

Not requiring assistance or intervention

Meeting or exceeding targets

99