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Performance Scorecard for March 2011
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  • Graduation Rate Hits New Peak
    Graduation and dropout rates released by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education indicate for the fourth year in a row, the Boston Public Schools graduation rate continues to climb while the annual dropout rate continues its downward trend. The four-year graduation rate is at the highest level since the state started keeping track.
  • Graduation Rate Climbs for 4th Consecutive Year
    Of the students who entered high school in the 2006/2007 school year, 63.2% graduated within four years. This 2010 data is an increase of 1.8 percentage points from 2009 and more than 5 percentage points since 2007. BPS calculates the dropout rate fell from 6.4% in 2009 to 5.7% in 2010.
  • Graduation Rate Key Part of Accelaration Agenda
    The BPS Acceleration Agenda, a five-year strategic plan for the district introduced in 2009, sets a graduation rate goal of at least 80% and an annual dropout rate of 3% or lower by 2014.
MeasureYTD ResultYTD TargetPerformance
1009458% 1st graders meeting DIBELS benchmark64.0075.00Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) measures 5 facets of early literacy identified by the National Reading Panel. 11222.gif
895125% passing Grade 3 ELA MCAS82.0094.00Percentage of students who received “Needs Improvement” or above on the MCAS ELA exam. 11222.gif
895328% proficient & advanced Grade 3 ELA MCAS37.0059.00This measure represents the percentage of students in Grade 3 who scored proficient or above proficient (advanced) on the ELA MCAS. 11221.gif
926697MCAS ELA proficiency gap btwn highest and lowest subgroups (% points): Grade 333.0020.00Largest difference in percentage points between any the of the following racial subgroups: Asian, White, Black, and Hispanic students. The goal of BPS is the reduce this gap - performance under the target is good performance. 11221.gif
927040% Math 8 students receiving B or better on final exam11.0062.00These this measures is an early indicator of college readiness; it indicate students who are on track to take calculus by their senior year. 11221.gif
927093% non-exam school students enrolled in Algebra I26.0020.00These this measures is an early indicator of college readiness; it indicate students who are on track to take calculus by their senior year. 11223.gif
1009870% ELLs moving 2+ MEPA steps w/in same grade or 1+ steps btwn grades - All levels62.0085.00% of ELLs who move two or more MEPA steps within the same grade span, or one or more steps between grade spans, across all levels (elementary, middle, high). The Massachusetts English Proficiency Assessment (MEPA) tests limited English Language Learner (ELL) students in four areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. 11221.gif
1009138% special ed students in "high" or "very high" growth categories for MCAS ELA31.0034.00%of special education students who are in the 61st percentile or above relative to all other students statewide according to the State’s Student Growth Percentile (SGP). 11222.gif
1009081% special ed students in "high" or "very high" growth categories for MCAS Math36.0034.00%of special education students who are in the 61st percentile or above relative to all other students statewide according to the State’s Student Growth Percentile (SGP). 11223.gif
926750% 10th graders passing ELA & Math MCAS for graduation requirement76.0085.00Students in the Class of 2009 and earlier must either pass the grade 10 MCAS ELA and Mathematics tests, or earn a scaled score between 220 and 238 on these tests and fulfill the requirements of an Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP). 11222.gif
926941% 10th graders passing ELA, Math, & Science MCAS for graduation requirement66.0070.00 % 10th Graders passing ELA, Math and Science MCAS as Part of Graduation Requirement: Starting with the class of 2010, students must pass the grade 10 MCAS ELA and Mathematics tests, or earn a scaled score between 220 and 238 on these tests and fulfill the requirements of an Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP), and must pass one of the high school MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) tests. 11223.gif
1009401% 11th & 12th grade students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses27.0030.00AP Enrollment is calculated based on October 1st schedules. 11222.gif
1009344Average combined SAT I scores1,332.001,565.00BPS mean scores were calculated as weighted means and may be slightly different from the College Board release due to rounding. Starting in 2006, mean scores include critical reading (formerly called “verbal”), mathematics, and writing. 11222.gif
8936894-year graduation rate - All students63.2073.00The rate tracks a cohort of students from 9th grade through high school and represents the percentage of the cohort that graduates within 4 years time. This measure is disaggregated by the following subgroups: English Language Learners (ELL) and Special Education students. 11222.gif
8937444-year graduation rate - ELL students53.3060.00The rate tracks a cohort of students from 9th grade through high school and represents the percentage of the cohort that graduates within 4 years time. This measure is disaggregated by the following subgroups: English Language Learners (ELL) and Special Education students. 11223.gif
8938504-year graduation rate - Special education students40.9060.00The rate tracks a cohort of students from 9th grade through high school and represents the percentage of the cohort that graduates within 4 years time. This measure is disaggregated by the following subgroups: English Language Learners (ELL) and Special Education students. 11221.gif
10086635-year graduation rate - All students66.5078.00The rate tracks a cohort of students from 9th grade through high school and represents the percentage of the cohort that graduates within 5 years time. This measure is disaggregated by the following subgroups: English Language Learners (ELL) and Special Education students. 11222.gif
10087205-year graduation rate - ELL students55.3065.00The rate tracks a cohort of students from 9th grade through high school and represents the percentage of the cohort that graduates within 5 years time. This measure is disaggregated by the following subgroups: English Language Learners (ELL) and Special Education students. 11223.gif
10087775-year graduation rate - Special education students46.2065.00The rate tracks a cohort of students from 9th grade through high school and represents the percentage of the cohort that graduates within 5 years time. This measure is disaggregated by the following subgroups: English Language Learners (ELL) and Special Education students. 11221.gif
25987Annual dropout rate % - High School5.704.00This measure represents the percentage of students in grades 9 through 12 who drop out during that year.11221.gif
 
 
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