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Feds Call Out Connecticut’s School Accountability Plan: Should State Also Be Looking At Whether Students Meet Grade Level?

Last year, Connecticut changed their school accountability system, updating the way student test scores factor into school ratings. Previously, schools were graded on how many kids met grade level expectations, now the state looks solely at growth data. Sounds great — but is this is this really the best way to measure whether schools are… Continue reading Feds Call Out Connecticut’s School Accountability Plan: Should State Also Be Looking At Whether Students Meet Grade Level?

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Will Connecticut Continue To Protect the State’s Most Vulnerable Students?

President Barack Obama called it a “Christmas miracle.” After nearly a decade of legislative gridlock, last Thursday the latest revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), dubbed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), became the law of the land. But how exactly will this new law ensure the success of all Connecticut students?… Continue reading Will Connecticut Continue To Protect the State’s Most Vulnerable Students?