Our Report On
How to Close the Achievement Gap
CT has one of the largest achievement gaps between low-income students and non-low-income students.
Here’s our plan on how to help close it.

The Bloomfield Blueprint for Closing the Achievement Gap

Reducing the achievement gap and accelerating progress may seem daunting. However, tangible and encouraging progress is occurring in Bloomfield Public Schools under the leadership of its Superintendent, Dr. James Thompson, Jr. This suburban district has a student population that is 90 percent African American or West Indian and 50 percent low-income. Bloomfield created a blueprint to narrow and eventually eliminate the achievement gap–and its four-year trajectory of student performance proves that it’s working.

Read it here.

Demystifying Student Assessment

 

Everyone has an opinion today about whether school assessments are good for students, how many assessments students should be taken each year, and the effects of assessments on students’ well-being. Just what are all these tests, and how are they related to each other?

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Jun 08
CT Mirror–Bloomfield schools stage a comeback
  By Robert A. Frahm Bloomfield – In a high school that only a few years ago posted some of the worst math scores in the state, a cluster of bright teenagers one recent morning tackled a series of challenging calculus problems. Some had not been sure they were ready for such a difficult course,
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