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Connecticut SBAC Results Reveal Continued Achievement Gap

This year’s annual state assessment results show that when it comes to student achievement, Connecticut is still one of the most unequal states in the nation. Last week, Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) released analysis of the district and state data from the first round of Smarter Balanced Consortium Assessments (SBAC). While the scores… Continue reading Connecticut SBAC Results Reveal Continued Achievement Gap

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State Releases SBAC Results; Sky Still Hasn’t Fallen

It’s been several hours since the State Department of Education released the much-anticipated 2014-2015 Smarter Balanced Consortium Assessment (SBAC) results, and so far, the sky is still above us, exactly where it should to be. Imagine that! The results statewide show that 55.4 of Connecticut’s 3rd through 5th and eleventh graders met or exceeded “achievement… Continue reading State Releases SBAC Results; Sky Still Hasn’t Fallen

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Parents and Students Call For an “Opt-in” Movement

On Tuesday, while the Connecticut Education Association and the Connecticut Federation of teachers held a 500-person rally pushing their anti-accountability agenda, just next door students had a very different message for state legislators. A group of urban students and parents organized by Youth Unleashed and the Connecticut Parents Union held a press conference in the… Continue reading Parents and Students Call For an “Opt-in” Movement

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Connecticut Teachers Unions to Rally Against Accountability

While “Rally Against Accountability” is not the official title, it is certainly a more accurate one. On Tuesday May 12th the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) and the Connecticut Federation Teachers (AFT-CT) will hold a rally on the north lawn of the state house to promote their plan to “eliminate testing” – or so they say.… Continue reading Connecticut Teachers Unions to Rally Against Accountability

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State Teachers Union’s Recent Outcry Against Testing Is Disingenuous

Is it that time of year again? You know, the time of year when the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) changes its mind on a major education issue and suddenly demands that state legislators reverse decisions that they were apart of making and supported. Last year, it was the state’s teacher evaluation system – a system… Continue reading State Teachers Union’s Recent Outcry Against Testing Is Disingenuous