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- 8/30/2007 Schools "In need of Improvement"
Nearly Half Achieve Goal on Connecticut Academic Performance Test
The scores are released as state leaders are considering a series of high school reforms designed to improve student achievement, increase graduation rates and provide for a smoother transition to higher education.
- 8/30/2007 Schools not making AYP
- 8/30/2007 'Adequate Yearly Progress' of Connecticut Schools and Districts under NCLB
- 8/30/2007 Districts not making AYP
Connecticut's Class of 2007 Exceeds National Average on SAT Writing Test; Scores in Reading, Writing, and Math Decline; Participation Fourth in Nation
Connecticut's 2007 public school graduates again had a strong showing on the SAT writing test - nine points above the national average.
2007 - 2008 Back to School Message
Beginning next week, 571,210 public school students will arrive at the schoolhouse door to begin the 2007 school year.
Connecticut Mastery Test Scores 2007
The Connecticut Mastery Test Scores 2007, Briefing for Superintendents (Powerpoint presentation)
2007 CMT: Math and Writing scores increase; Reading scores are "disappointing" Achievement gaps are not closing; "We need to do more to achieve success"
While thre are some solid gains in math and modest gains in writing scores statewide, Connecticut's 2007 Mastery Test results show a continued downward trend in student reading performance.
Governor Rell's 'Summer Reading Challenge' to Celebrate the Joy of Reading
Governor M. Jodi Rell on Thursday will congratulate Connecticut students for reading over 1.1 million books in the "2006 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge," and ask students statewide to "make reading a part of your summer this year," as she issues her reading challenge to Connecticut’s children this summer.
SDE and DMR submit State Performance Plans and Annual Performance Reports on IDEA
The State Department of Education and the Department of Mental Retardation each recently submitted its revised State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR) to the U.S. Department of Education on the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).
Success in Advanced Placement programs continues for CT
Connecticut students continued to make significant gains in taking and passing Advanced Placement (AP) examinations in 2006, according to a report issued today by The College Board.
Commissioner releases statement regarding closing of Grasso Technical School
The State Department of Education today announced the closing of Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School in Groton to conduct air quality testing because of mold exposure in the building.
Department of Education Sponsors Wellness Conference
December 11, 2006 The Connecticut State Department of Education will sponsor a conference, “Moving into Action: School Wellness Policy Implementation and Promotion,” Thursday, December 14, at the Crowne Plaza, 100 Berlin Road in Cromwell at 8:30 am.
State Department of Education Reports 2005-06 'Adequate Yearly Progress' for Districts
Eighty-one percent of Connecticut’s school districts achieved the standards for adequate yearly progress (AYP) for the 2005-06 school year under the No Child Left Behind Act. A total of 139 of the state’s 171 local, regional and statewide school districts met the AYP standards.