Good morning, I wanted to share an additional link with you in order for you to see all of the schools within Westford. In addition, I made a correction to the original letter. See in RED below. JA
Westford Public Schools
23 Depot St. ï Westford, Massachusetts 01886
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 (updated link.) 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. Westford Academy earned the rating of a LEVEL 1 School.
- 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.
30 Patten Rd.
Westford, MA 01886