Students

Dunbar Shows Across the Board Gains in Science

According to state testing data released Wednesday, science proficiency at Dunbar has increase across the board, with huge gains in the number of students in both fifth and eighth grades (the two grades that take the Science test) that scored at or above proficiency on this year’s Connecticut Mastery Test. This is wonderful news for… Continue reading Dunbar Shows Across the Board Gains in Science

Reform · Standards

State Scorecard Reveals Disparities Among Bridgeport Schools

More than half of Connecticut’s public schools achieved or surpassed the state’s target SPI, according to data released Thursday. Most Bridgeport schools didn’t fair quiet as well—in fact, Bridgeport was among the bottom three districts. The Student Performance Index, or SPI, is a new accountability system which debuted last year. The state uses SPI to… Continue reading State Scorecard Reveals Disparities Among Bridgeport Schools

Standards · Students

“Education Blogger” Jon Pelto Flunks Credibility Test

Two days ago, Jon Pelto posted an article bashing Superintendent Paul Vallas, using the recently released CMT scores as evidence of the superintendent’s ineffectiveness. What I find interesting is that Pelto only offers 4th and 6th grade test results as evidence. I wonder why? Perhaps it’s because the CMT scores for the 7th and 8th… Continue reading “Education Blogger” Jon Pelto Flunks Credibility Test