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CSDE Encourages Students to Join the 2019 Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge

Opportunities to Participate for Students in Grades 1-8 and High School

The Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge


(HARTFORD, CT) – Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell today launched the 2019 Commissioner’s Summer Math Challenge: “A Journey Through Mathematics”.  The top-performing schools from the 2018 Summer Math Challenge include Riverview School in Middletown, Peck Place School in Orange and for the second year in a row, North Haven Middle School. 

The Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge, sponsored by MetaMetrics, is a FREE math skills maintenance program based on grade-level standards that help prepare students for college and careers.  The program is targeted to students who have just completed grades 1 through 8 and is designed to help them retain math skills learned during the previous school year.  Schools compete based on student population and grade level. The program then identifies the schools with the highest percentage of participating enrollment and the highest number of badges earned by participating students.

High School students in grades 9 through 12 are also encouraged to practice their math skills using the Official SAT Practice from College Board and Khan Academy.  Students can link their College Board accounts or determine their current skill level using the diagnostic quizzes provided to get personalized practice recommendations. Schools with the highest percentage of participating enrollment are recognized for their efforts. 

All information and printable materials (e.g., math log, registration information, and information for parents and students) for the Commissioner’s Summer Math Challenge can be found on CSDE’s website here.

Please contact Jennifer Michalek at 860-713-6557 or if you have any questions about the Commissioner’s Summer Math Challenge.


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