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Our Report To Close Achievement Gap

CT has one of the largest achievement gaps between low-income students and non-low-income students.

Focus: How Long‑term Planning Processes Can Improve State‑Led Turnaround in Connecticut

The focus of this report, executed by a research team at the Neag School of Education of the University of Connecticut, is to provide insights into how Connecticut’s 30 Alliance Districts—those with the greatest need and a large external investment by the state to support improvement—articulate their yearly improvement plans. Its findings have important implications for how state-led turnaround can be improved in our state.

Study on State-Led Turnaround

Have You Seen the Achievement Gap Inside Your District?

Map 2Last year, when students took the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC), the statewide assessment in Connecticut, we gained a lot of interesting information about the academic achievement of Connecticut students. The results are particularly interesting when you can compare what’s happening between districts and within districts. The interactive map on our website allows you to explore some of these patterns.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–CCER Urges State Board to Reject PEAC Recommendation
29 Mar 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Nicki Perkins EMAIL: Nicki.perkins@ctedreform.org PHONE: (203) 506-5799 New Haven, Connecticut – Today, March 29, 2017, the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) recommended that the state mastery test not be […]

Bringing the Alliance District Program into Focus
26 Mar 17

Connecticut’s 30 highest-need districts have been called the “Alliance Districts” since 2012. Each year, they receive increased state funding in exchange for producing annual district improvement plans. In total, the […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–CCER Releases Findings of Alliance District Study
9 Mar 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Nicki Perkins EMAIL: Nicki.perkins@ctedreform.org PHONE: (203) 506-5799 Hartford, Connecticut – Today, Jeffrey Villar, Executive Director of CCER, along with State Representative Susan Johnson, released the findings of a study […]

Focus: How Long‑term Planning Processes Can Improve State‑Led Turnaround in Connecticut
9 Mar 17

The focus of this report, commissioned by the Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER) and executed by a research team at the Neag School of Education of the University of […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Governor Proposes Changes to School Funding
8 Feb 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Nicki Perkins EMAIL: Nicki.perkins@ctedreform.org PHONE: (203) 506-5799 Hartford, Connecticut – Today, February 8, 2017, Governor Malloy’s budget address addressed, among other issues, changes to the state’s Education Cost Sharing […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Governor Takes First Step on Education Funding, But More is Needed
6 Feb 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Nicki Perkins EMAIL: Nicki.perkins@ctedreform.org PHONE: (203) 506-5799 New Haven, Connecticut – Today, February 6, 2017, Governor Malloy issued a press release indicating his proposed changes to the state’s Education […]

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