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Westford Academy’s Accountability Report Card
FYI- JA

EVERETT V. OLSEN, Jr., M.B.A.   COURTNEY L. MORAN, M.Ed.
Superintendent of Schools       Director of Pupil Services

KERRY CLERY, Ed.D.      KATHLEEN AUTH
Assistant Superintendent of     Director of School Finance
Curriculum & Instruction
        

Westford Public Schools
Administrative Offices
23 Depot St.  ï  Westford, Massachusetts 01886
www.westfordk12.us  ï  (978) 692-5560   ï   FAX (978) 392-4497

January 2018

Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to share a copy of Westford Academy's accountability report card, compiled by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (found here).  It contains information about school and district accountability, achievement, our students and teachers, and other important measures of school performance.
The first part of the report card contains important accountability information:
  • Accountability and Assistance Levels: Schools and districts are placed into one of five accountability and assistance levels (1-5), with the highest rating being Level 1 and lowest rating being Level 5.  Our school has been given an accountability designation of “no level” because students in our school participated in the 2017 Next-Generation MCAS tests.
  • School Percentiles: A school percentile between 1 and 99 is reported for most schools. This number shows the overall performance of our school relative to other schools that serve the same or similar grades. Our school percentile is 88th.  This means that our school is performing higher than 87 percent of the high schools in the state.
  • Progress and Performance Index (PPI): The PPI is a number that indicates our schoolís progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, or, in other words, helping all students reach proficiency and be prepared for success after high school. Massachusetts has set a goal of reducing proficiency gaps by half between the years 2011 and 2017. For a group of students to be considered to be making sufficient progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, its cumulative PPI must be 75 or higher.
You will also see how students in our school are performing on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests. Achievement and progress information is reported for our school and is also compared to the performance of our district and the state.

The latter part of the report card provides information about the students and teachers in our school as compared to the district and the state. Also included are other important measures of school performance, such as attendance, suspension rates, and high school performance.

For more information about what we are doing to improve student achievement or to request information about the qualifications of your childís classroom teachers, please feel free to contact us at 978-692-5570. For a full copy of this report card, or to see report cards for other schools, visit profiles.doe.mass.edu.  

Sincerely,

James Antonelli

James Antonelli
Principal
Westford Academy
30 Patten Rd.
Westford, MA 01886



Westford Academy   •   30 Patten Road  •  Westford, MA 01886   •   Tel: (978) 692-5570

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