Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire all students in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District to reach academic excellence. We, the educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District, will instill habits of reflection and inquiry to challenge our students in setting ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community and the confidence to showcase their talents and successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work. 

 

Parent/Guardian Notification –
District Report Card, Accountability Information, &
"Right-to-Know"

Dear Parent/Guardian:

We are pleased to enclose an overview of our district’s annual report card. District and school report cards provide an overview of a district or school’s overall performance and include information about student enrollment, teacher qualifications, student achievement, and data on how a school is performing relative to other schools in the district and the state.

I. School and District Accountability

Schools and districts are placed into one of five accountability and assistance levels (1-5), with the highest performing in Level 1 and lowest performing in Level 5. Our district has been placed into Level 2 for not narrowing achievement gaps.  

2016 District/ School Accountability and Assistance Levels

 District/School

 Accountability & Assistance Level

 Reason for Accountability Level:

District


Lura A. White School

 
 

Ayer Shirley Regional MS

 
 

Ayer Shirley Regional HS

 
 

Page Hilltop School

Level 2


Level 2

 
 

Level 2

 
 

Level 2

 
 

Level 1
2016 Held Harmless

Not  closing achievement gaps

Not  closing achievement gaps

Not  closing achievement gaps

Not  closing achievement gaps

Not  closing achievement gaps

 

II. District Achievement Compared to State (2013-2016)

The Composite Performance Index section shows how our performance over time compares to the state. Our composite performance index (CPI)  is slightly below the state in English Language Arts and Mathematics ,but In science, we exceed the state at both the district and school levels.

III. District Growth Compared to State (2013-2016)

Growth is a measurement of student achievement in one year’s time.  Student performance is measured against like peers according to a student’s scaled score on the prior year’s assessment. For example, if a child’s scaled score on the 2016 assessment is 220, they will be compared on the 2017 assessment to all of the other students in the commonwealth who scored a 220 on the 2016 assessment.

State Median Growth is 51

Growth Bands:

(Low  Growth 0-39) (Moderate Growth 40-59) ( High Growth 60-99)

The district English Language Arts growth percentile was below the state at 45. The district Mathematics growth percentile was On Target and above the state at 54.

IV. Title I Enrollment and Teacher Quality

This section of our report card provides information about the students and teachers in our district and school as compared to others in the state. If your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds, you have the right to know the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:

  • Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach

  • Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver

  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications

2016-2017  Ayer Shirley Regional Teacher Qualifications

  1. Page Hilltop School- 100% of core academic teachers and 100% of paraprofessionals meet Highly Qualified criteria

  2. Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School- 100% of core academic teachers and 100% of paraprofessionals meet Highly Qualified criteria

  3. Ayer Shirley Regional High School- 96.3 % of core academic teachers and 100% of paraprofessionals meet Highly Qualified criteria

  4. Lura A. White- Non-Title I School (100% of core academic teachers and 100% of paraprofessionals meet Highly Qualified criteria)

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