Seward Middle School
Physical Address
304 Sea Lion Ave
Seward, AK, 99664
Phone Number
9072249000
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School Demographics
Title I School  No 

Support Level  Universal Support 
Oct. 1 Enrollment  123 
Overall Index Value Calculations
Grade Span  Oct. 1 Enrollment  Percentage  Points  Weighted 

K6  44  35.77  57.11  20.43 
712  79  64.23  51.28  32.94 
Total  123  100.00  No value  53.37 
Grades K6
Academic Achievement
Subcategory  Value  Weight for School  Points  % Proficient 

ELA Proficiency  54.29  18.75%  10.18  54.29 
Math Proficiency  34.29  18.75%  6.43  34.29 
Academic Achievement
This indicator looks at the achievement level of students on the statewide PEAKS and DLM summative assessments in the content areas of English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.
 % Proficient:
 This field indicates the percent of proficient FAY students and is calculated by dividing the number of proficient FAY students by the number of FAY students tested in this content area, ELA or Mathematics. See Appendix D for the rules impacting the display of this data.
 Weight:
 The system weight for Grades K6 ELA proficiency and Mathematics proficiency is 15% for each content area. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator even after aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators that do have values.
 The system weight for Grades 712 ELA proficiency and math proficiency is 10% for each content area. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator even after aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 Value:

If the school has a participation rate of 95% or greater, the academic achievement value is calculated by dividing the count of FAY students who were proficient or advanced in the content area by the number of FAY students who tested in the content area, then multiplying by 100.
If a school does not meet the participation rate of 95% or greater, the academic achievement value is calculated by dividing the total number of students who were either proficient or advanced by 95% of the total FAY students in the tested grades (not just those students who tested) and multiplying by 100. As an example, if a grade span had 237 students, 95% of 237 is 225.15 students. A school that had less than 95% participation would have its number of proficient or advanced students in the grade span divided by 226 to calculate the percent proficient.
 80/20 Rule: If the value is less than or equal to 20, the reported value for the indicator will be 0. If the value is greater than 80, the reported value for the indicator will be 100. The 80/20 rule has been established to protect student privacy in Alaska’s smaller schools. However, for the system to be fair to all schools, the suppression rule must be applied consistently to every school.
 Minimum “n” Rule: A reported value of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Weight for School:
 This field indicates the weight of this particular indicator in the school’s total value. If one or more of the system’s indicators do not meet the “minimum n” requirement of 10 students even with aggregation, the system weight for that indicator is proportionally redistributed to the remaining indicators that meet the “minimum n”. A weight for school of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Points:
 Represents the points earned for this indicator towards the school’s total value. This value is calculated by multiplying the value of the indicator by the weight for school. “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
Academic Growth
Subcategory  Value  Weight for School  Points 

ELA  60.61  25.00%  15.15 
Math  60.61  25.00%  15.15 
Academic Growth
This indicator looks at student values on the statewide PEAKS assessments in ELA and Mathematics over two consecutive years to see if there is improvement (growth). See Appendix E for a more detailed description of the school academic growth.
 Weight:
 The system weight for Grades K6 ELA and Mathematics academic growth is 20% for each content area. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator after aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 The system weight for grade 712 ELA and Math academic growth is 20% for each content area. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator even after aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 Value:

This field indicates the number of FAY students that demonstrated growth based on the growth table divided by the total number of FAY students with two consecutive years of test scores, then multiplied by 100. The 95% participation rate rule does not apply to academic growth.
 80/20 Rule: If the value is less than or equal to 20, the reported value for the indicator will be 0. If the value is greater than 80, the reported value for the indicator will be 100. The 80/20 rule has been established to protect student privacy in Alaska’s smaller schools. However, for the system to be fair to all schools, the suppression rule must be applied consistently to every school.
 Minimum “n” Rule: A reported value of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Weight for School:
 This field indicates the weight of this particular indicator in the school’s total value. If one or more of the system’s indicators do not meet the “minimum n” requirement of 10 students even with aggregation, the system weight for that indicator is proportionally redistributed to the remaining indicators that meet the “minimum n”. A weight of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students even with aggregation represented in this indicator.
 Points:
 Represents the points earned for this indicator towards the school’s index value. This value is calculated by multiplying the value of the indicator by the weight for school.
English Learner Progress
Subcategory  Value  Weight for School  Points 

English Learner Progress  n/a  n/a  n/a 
English Learner Progress
This indicator demonstrates the percentage of English Learners that have met or exceeded their growth target. Growth targets are determined annually based on a student’s performance on ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs) in the baseline year.
 Weight:
 The system weight for Grades K6 English Learner Progress is 15%. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator even with aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 The system weight for Grades 712 English Learner Progress is 10%. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator, the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 Value:

This field is the percentage of EL students in the grade span that have met or exceeded their growth target multiplied by 100.
 80/20 Rule: If the value is less than or equal to 20, the reported value for the indicator will be 0. If the value is greater than 80, the reported value for the indicator will be 100. The 80/20 rule has been established to protect student privacy in Alaska’s smaller schools. However, for the system to be fair to all schools, the suppression rule must be applied consistently to every school.
 Minimum “n” Rule: A reported value of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Weight for School:
 This field indicates the weight of this particular indicator in the school’s total value. If one or more of the system’s indicators do not meet the “minimum n” requirement of 10 students with aggregation, the system weight for that indicator is proportionally redistributed to the remaining indicators that meet the “minimum n”. A weight of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students even with aggregation represented in this indicator.
 Points:
 Represents the points earned for this indicator towards the school’s total value. This value is calculated by multiplying the value of the indicator by the weight for the school.
School Quality / Student Success
Subcategory  Value  Weight for School  Points 

Chronic Absenteeism  81.58  12.50%  10.20 
Grade 3 ELA  n/a  n/a  n/a 
School Quality / Student Success
Chronic Absenteeism
This indicator looks at the number of students that are not considered chronically absent. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing at least 10% of the days in which a student was enrolled at the school. Only students that have been enrolled for at least one half of the school term are considered in the chronic absenteeism indicator. The chronic absenteeism indicator is not considered for correspondence schools and schools located in facilities where students are incarcerated.
 Weight:
 The system weight for Grades K6 chronic absenteeism is 10%. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator after aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 The system weight for Grades 712 chronic absenteeism is 10%. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator after aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 Value:

This field indicates the percentage of students enrolled for at least one half of the school term who did NOT meet the definition of chronically absent during the 20172018 school year, multiplied by 100. If 15% of the students in the grade span were chronically absent, the value would be 85.
 80/20 Rule: The 80/20 rule does not apply to attendance data.
 Minimum “n” Rule: A reported value of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator. If the school is a correspondence school or a school located in facilities where students are incarcerated, the reported value for chronic absenteeism is also “n/a”.
 Weight for School:
 This field indicates the weight of this particular indicator in the school’s total value. If one or more of the system’s indicators do not meet the “minimum n” requirement of 10 students, the system weight for that indicator is proportionally redistributed to the remaining indicators that meet the “minimum n”.
 Points:
 Represents the points earned for this indicator towards the school’s total value. This value is calculated by multiplying the value of the indicator by the weight for the school.
Grade 3 ELA
This indicator looks at the number of Grade 3 students who were either proficient or advanced on the PEAKS ELA summative assessment. Grade 3 ELA proficiency is calculated by dividing the number of Grade 3 FAY students at the proficient or advanced achievement level on the PEAKS ELA summative assessment by the total number of FAY Grade 3 students that tested.
If the school has a participation rate of less than 95%, the Grade 3 ELA value is calculated by dividing the count of 3rd grade students who were either proficient or advanced by 95% of the FAY 3rd grade students, then multiplying by 100.
 % Proficient:
 This field indicates the percent of proficient 3rd Grade FAY students and is calculated by dividing the number of proficient 3rd Grade FAY students by the number of 3rd Grade FAY students tested in this content area, ELA or Mathematics. See Appendix D for the rules impacting the display of this data.
 Weight:
 The system weight for Grade 3 ELA proficiency is 5%. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator even after aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 Value:

This field is the percentage of FAY Grade 3 students who were proficient or advanced on the ELA assessment in 2018 multiplied by 100.
 80/20 Rule: If the value is less than or equal to 20, the reported value for the indicator will be 0. If the value is greater than 80, the reported value for the indicator will be 100. The 80/20 rule has been established to protect student privacy in Alaska’s smaller schools. However, for the system to be fair to all schools, the suppression rule must be applied consistently to every school.
 Minimum “n” Rule: A reported value of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Weight for School:
 This field indicates the weight of this particular indicator in the school’s total value. If one or more of the system’s indicators do not meet the “minimum n” requirement of 10 students, the system weight for that indicator is proportionally redistributed to the remaining indicators that meet the “minimum n”. A weight for school of 0% indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Points:
 Represents the points earned for this indicator towards the school’s total value. This value is calculated by multiplying the value of the indicator by the weight for the school.
Grades 712
Academic Achievement
Subcategory  Value  Weight for School  Points  % Proficient 

ELA Proficiency  52.38  14.29%  7.49  52.38 
Math Proficiency  34.92  14.29%  4.99  34.92 
Academic Achievement
This indicator looks at the achievement level of students on the statewide PEAKS and DLM summative assessments in the content areas of English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.
 % Proficient:
 This field indicates the percent of proficient FAY students and is calculated by dividing the number of proficient FAY students by the number of FAY students tested in this content area, ELA or Mathematics. See Appendix D for the rules impacting the display of this data.
 Weight:
 The system weight for Grades K6 ELA proficiency and Mathematics proficiency is 15% for each content area. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator even after aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators that do have values.
 The system weight for Grades 712 ELA proficiency and math proficiency is 10% for each content area. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator even after aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 Value:

If the school has a participation rate of 95% or greater, the academic achievement value is calculated by dividing the count of FAY students who were proficient or advanced in the content area by the number of FAY students who tested in the content area, then multiplying by 100.
If a school does not meet the participation rate of 95% or greater, the academic achievement value is calculated by dividing the total number of students who were either proficient or advanced by 95% of the total FAY students in the tested grades (not just those students who tested) and multiplying by 100. As an example, if a grade span had 237 students, 95% of 237 is 225.15 students. A school that had less than 95% participation would have its number of proficient or advanced students in the grade span divided by 226 to calculate the percent proficient.
 80/20 Rule: If the value is less than or equal to 20, the reported value for the indicator will be 0. If the value is greater than 80, the reported value for the indicator will be 100. The 80/20 rule has been established to protect student privacy in Alaska’s smaller schools. However, for the system to be fair to all schools, the suppression rule must be applied consistently to every school.
 Minimum “n” Rule: A reported value of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Weight for School:
 This field indicates the weight of this particular indicator in the school’s total value. If one or more of the system’s indicators do not meet the “minimum n” requirement of 10 students even with aggregation, the system weight for that indicator is proportionally redistributed to the remaining indicators that meet the “minimum n”. A weight for school of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Points:
 Represents the points earned for this indicator towards the school’s total value. This value is calculated by multiplying the value of the indicator by the weight for school. “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
Academic Growth
Subcategory  Value  Weight for School  Points 

ELA  58.93  28.57%  16.84 
Math  41.07  28.57%  11.73 
Academic Growth
This indicator looks at student values on the statewide PEAKS assessments in ELA and Mathematics over two consecutive years to see if there is improvement (growth). See Appendix E for a more detailed description of the school academic growth.
 Weight:
 The system weight for Grades K6 ELA and Mathematics academic growth is 20% for each content area. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator after aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 The system weight for grade 712 ELA and Math academic growth is 20% for each content area. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator even after aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 Value:

This field indicates the number of FAY students that demonstrated growth based on the growth table divided by the total number of FAY students with two consecutive years of test scores, then multiplied by 100. The 95% participation rate rule does not apply to academic growth.
 80/20 Rule: If the value is less than or equal to 20, the reported value for the indicator will be 0. If the value is greater than 80, the reported value for the indicator will be 100. The 80/20 rule has been established to protect student privacy in Alaska’s smaller schools. However, for the system to be fair to all schools, the suppression rule must be applied consistently to every school.
 Minimum “n” Rule: A reported value of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Weight for School:
 This field indicates the weight of this particular indicator in the school’s total value. If one or more of the system’s indicators do not meet the “minimum n” requirement of 10 students even with aggregation, the system weight for that indicator is proportionally redistributed to the remaining indicators that meet the “minimum n”. A weight of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students even with aggregation represented in this indicator.
 Points:
 Represents the points earned for this indicator towards the school’s index value. This value is calculated by multiplying the value of the indicator by the weight for school.
English Learner Progress
Subcategory  Value  Weight for School  Points 

English Learner Progress  n/a  n/a  n/a 
English Learner Progress
This indicator demonstrates the percentage of English Learners that have met or exceeded their growth target. Growth targets are determined annually based on a student’s performance on ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs) in the baseline year.
 Weight:
 The system weight for Grades K6 English Learner Progress is 15%. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator even with aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 The system weight for Grades 712 English Learner Progress is 10%. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator, the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 Value:

This field is the percentage of EL students in the grade span that have met or exceeded their growth target multiplied by 100.
 80/20 Rule: If the value is less than or equal to 20, the reported value for the indicator will be 0. If the value is greater than 80, the reported value for the indicator will be 100. The 80/20 rule has been established to protect student privacy in Alaska’s smaller schools. However, for the system to be fair to all schools, the suppression rule must be applied consistently to every school.
 Minimum “n” Rule: A reported value of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Weight for School:
 This field indicates the weight of this particular indicator in the school’s total value. If one or more of the system’s indicators do not meet the “minimum n” requirement of 10 students with aggregation, the system weight for that indicator is proportionally redistributed to the remaining indicators that meet the “minimum n”. A weight of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students even with aggregation represented in this indicator.
 Points:
 Represents the points earned for this indicator towards the school’s total value. This value is calculated by multiplying the value of the indicator by the weight for the school.
Graduation Rate
Subcategory  Value  Weight for School  Points 

FourYear  n/a  n/a  n/a 
FiveYear  n/a  n/a  n/a 
Graduation Rate
Graduation Rate: Four Year
This indicator looks at the number of students who graduated from high school within four years of enrolling as ninth graders. The fouryear graduation rate is calculated by dividing the number of students who graduated in four years or less by the total number of students in the fouryear cohort.
 Weight:
 The system weight for fouryear graduation rate is 15%. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 Value:

Calculated by dividing the number of graduates in the four‐year cohort group by the number of students in the four‐year cohort group, then multiplying by 100.
 80/20 Rule: The 80/20 rule does not apply to the fouryear graduation rate.
 Minimum “n” Rule: A reported value of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Weight for School:
 This field indicates the weight of this particular indicator in the school’s total value. If one or more of the system’s indicators do not meet the “minimum n” requirement of 10 students even after aggregation, the system weight for that indicator is proportionally redistributed to the remaining indicators that meet the “minimum n”. A weight for school of “n/a” indicates that there are less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Points:
 Represents the points earned for this indicator towards the school’s total value. This value is calculated by multiplying the value of the indicator by the weight for the school.
Graduation Rate: Five Year
This indicator looks at the number of students who graduated from high school within five years of enrolling in ninth grade. The fiveyear graduation rate is calculated by dividing the number of students who graduated in five years or less by the total number of students in the fiveyear cohort.
 Weight:
 The system weight for fiveyear graduation rate is 5%. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 Value:

Calculated by dividing the number of graduates in the five‐year cohort group by the number of students in the five‐year cohort group, then multiplying by 100.
 80/20 Rule: The 80/20 rule does not apply to the fiveyear graduation rate.
 Minimum “n” Rule: A reported value of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Weight for School:
 This field indicates the weight of this particular indicator in the school’s total value. If one or more of the system’s indicators do not meet the “minimum n” requirement of 10 students even after aggregation, the system weight for that indicator is proportionally redistributed to the remaining indicators that meet the “minimum n”. A weight for school of “n/a” indicates that there are less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Points:
 Represents the points earned for this indicator towards the school’s total value. This value is calculated by multiplying the value of the indicator by the weight for the school.
School Quality / Student Success
Subcategory  Value  Weight for School  Points 

Chronic Absenteeism  71.62  14.29%  10.23 
School Quality / Student Success
Chronic Absenteeism
This indicator looks at the number of students that are not considered chronically absent. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing at least 10% of the days in which a student was enrolled at the school. Only students that have been enrolled for at least one half of the school term are considered in the chronic absenteeism indicator. The chronic absenteeism indicator is not considered for correspondence schools and schools located in facilities where students are incarcerated.
 Weight:
 The system weight for Grades K6 chronic absenteeism is 10%. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator after aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 The system weight for Grades 712 chronic absenteeism is 10%. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator after aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 Value:

This field indicates the percentage of students enrolled for at least one half of the school term who did NOT meet the definition of chronically absent during the 20172018 school year, multiplied by 100. If 15% of the students in the grade span were chronically absent, the value would be 85.
 80/20 Rule: The 80/20 rule does not apply to attendance data.
 Minimum “n” Rule: A reported value of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator. If the school is a correspondence school or a school located in facilities where students are incarcerated, the reported value for chronic absenteeism is also “n/a”.
 Weight for School:
 This field indicates the weight of this particular indicator in the school’s total value. If one or more of the system’s indicators do not meet the “minimum n” requirement of 10 students, the system weight for that indicator is proportionally redistributed to the remaining indicators that meet the “minimum n”.
 Points:
 Represents the points earned for this indicator towards the school’s total value. This value is calculated by multiplying the value of the indicator by the weight for the school.
Grade 3 ELA
This indicator looks at the number of Grade 3 students who were either proficient or advanced on the PEAKS ELA summative assessment. Grade 3 ELA proficiency is calculated by dividing the number of Grade 3 FAY students at the proficient or advanced achievement level on the PEAKS ELA summative assessment by the total number of FAY Grade 3 students that tested.
If the school has a participation rate of less than 95%, the Grade 3 ELA value is calculated by dividing the count of 3rd grade students who were either proficient or advanced by 95% of the FAY 3rd grade students, then multiplying by 100.
 % Proficient:
 This field indicates the percent of proficient 3rd Grade FAY students and is calculated by dividing the number of proficient 3rd Grade FAY students by the number of 3rd Grade FAY students tested in this content area, ELA or Mathematics. See Appendix D for the rules impacting the display of this data.
 Weight:
 The system weight for Grade 3 ELA proficiency is 5%. If a school does not have at least ten students represented in an indicator even after aggregation, then there is no value for that indicator and the weighting is proportionally redistributed to the other indicators.
 Value:

This field is the percentage of FAY Grade 3 students who were proficient or advanced on the ELA assessment in 2018 multiplied by 100.
 80/20 Rule: If the value is less than or equal to 20, the reported value for the indicator will be 0. If the value is greater than 80, the reported value for the indicator will be 100. The 80/20 rule has been established to protect student privacy in Alaska’s smaller schools. However, for the system to be fair to all schools, the suppression rule must be applied consistently to every school.
 Minimum “n” Rule: A reported value of “n/a” indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Weight for School:
 This field indicates the weight of this particular indicator in the school’s total value. If one or more of the system’s indicators do not meet the “minimum n” requirement of 10 students, the system weight for that indicator is proportionally redistributed to the remaining indicators that meet the “minimum n”. A weight for school of 0% indicates that there were less than 10 students represented in this indicator.
 Points:
 Represents the points earned for this indicator towards the school’s total value. This value is calculated by multiplying the value of the indicator by the weight for the school.
All Grades
Participation Rate
Grades  Subject  Full Academic Year (FAY)^{1}  Tested  Rate ^{2} 

K6  Math  35  35  100.00% 
K6  ELA  35  35  100.00% 
712  Math  66  62  93.94% 
712  ELA  66  62  93.94% 
Student Group Index Values
The Student Group Index Value is used to identify inequities within a school. The Student Group Index Value will trigger a school designation of Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) if the student group index value falls below the TSI–Performance Threshold. The TSI–Performance Threshold is the greatest index value of the lowest 5% of Title I schools identified as needing Comprehensive Support and Intervention (CSI). For the 20172018 System for School Success, the TSI–Performance Threshold is 15.91.
African American  n/a 

Alaska Native/American Indian  23.33 
Asian/Pacific Islander  n/a 
Caucasian  57.47 
Hispanic  n/a 
Two or More Races  55.84 
Students With Disabilities  19.94 
English Learners  n/a 
Economically Disadvantaged  37.28 
TSI  Student Group Performance Threshold ^{3}  15.91 