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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--ConnCAN and CCER Release SBAC Resource Site to Assist Parents in Analyzing Standardized Scores


To assist Connecticut families in navigating their student’s SBAC scores, ConnCAN has teamed up with the Connecticut Council For Education Reform (CCER) to produce a website called, ReadyCT.org. The site will give parents answers to frequently asked SBAC questions, provide ongoing, in-depth analysis on Connecticut scores, offer testimonials on the importance of college and career readiness and serve as a resource for publicly available SBAC information and analysis. 

Click here.

Aug 28
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Baseline SBAC Results: A Starting Point for Growth
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:CONTACT: Nicki PerkinsEMAIL: Nicki.Perkins@ctedreform.orgPHONE: 203-506-5799  Baseline SBAC Results: A Starting Point for GrowthNew Haven, Connecticut – Today, August 28th, the Connecticut State Department of Education released baseline results from the 2014-2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment. This is the first administration of the Common Core-aligned test, which was taken by Connecticut students in grades 3-8 and 10 during the spring
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@JeffreyVillar on today's results: “Important not to compare #SBAC to CMT. #SBAC measures progress toward new goals." bit.ly/1EpGlkG

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