The Engineering and Science University Magnet School (ESUMS) is a public college preparatory middle and high school in the New Haven Public School District, and it is producing some impressive results with its students. When the results of the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment came in, we quickly realized that the ESUMS students had outpaced the state and district in both English and Math. We had to learn more, so we paid a visit to the school.
Last 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.
I had the privilege to work with talented educators who devoted their lives to reaching every child in their classrooms, literally spending day and night preparing lessons, correcting work […]
I applaud the SBE for pushing back on PEAC’s recommendation and drawing a real line in the sand. Connecticut’s teacher evaluation model, which has never been fully implemented to […]
Villar said CCER’s primary focus is closing the achievement gap between student subgroups in Connecticut. “Connecticut continues to have the most consistent and largest achievement gap in the country,” he […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Nicki Perkins EMAIL: Nicki.email@example.com PHONE: (203) 506-5799 Hartford, Connecticut – Today, March 9, 2016, the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) voted to recommend to the State Board of Education […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:Byron McCauley EMAIL: Byron.McCauley@conncan.org PHONE: (513) 504-8915 Today, the Connecticut General Assembly Joint Committee on Education will hold a public hearing on SB 380, AN ACT CONCERNING […]
The coalition believes ongoing and effective evaluations are an essential tool to help both teachers and principals to identify their strengths, areas of growth and professional development. The coalition opposes […]