Gap in Your District

The achievement gap is not just an urban issue. The gap exists in every part of CT, whether urban, suburban, or rural. You can find the gap in your district below.

The maps below illustrate the achievement gap within Connecticut districts. You can click on the various tabs to compare racial and economic gaps between districts.

(It can also be very interesting to compare gaps in achievement between states. Click here to take a look at long-term achievement gap trends across America.)

Explore CT’s Student Achievement Data at the School District Level

There Are Significant Performance Gaps Between CT Districts

How Does Your District Perform in Language Arts?

This map displays the percent of students in each district who met or exceeded grade-level expectations in English Language Arts on the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment. Hover over a district to get more information.

There Are Significant Performance Gaps Between CT Districts

How Does Your District Perform in Math?

This map displays the percent of students in each district who met or exceeded grade-level expectations in Math on the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment. Hover over a district to get more information.

Not Just the Usual Suspects: There Are Achievement Gaps in Districts Across CT

Are There Achievement Gaps in Your District?

People often assume that Connecticut’s achievement gaps only exist between districts, but these gaps also exist within most districts. Even within wealthier districts, Connecticut struggles to provide students from high-need populations with a great education. The Connecticut State Department of Education defines “high needs” students as students who belong to “at least one of the following subgroups — low income, English learner, or student with disability”. Looking at the percentage of students who met or exceeded grade-level expectations in English Language Arts on the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment, this map identifies achievement gaps within districts by comparing the average performance of “high needs” students in district schools to the district overall. (Larger differences indicate worse achievement gaps. Due to the nature of CT SDE’s reportage, certain schools were omitted from calculation and the achievement gap could be larger than we currently see it.) Hover over a district to get more information.

Not Just the Usual Suspects: There Are Achievement Gaps in Districts Across CT

Are There Achievement Gaps in Your District?

People often assume that Connecticut’s achievement gaps only exist between districts, but these gaps also exist within most districts. Even within wealthier districts, Connecticut struggles to provide students from high-need populations with a great education. The Connecticut State Department of Education defines “high needs” students as students who belong to “at least one of the following subgroups — low income, English learner, or student with disability”. Looking at the percentage of students who met or exceeded grade-level expectations in Math on the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment, this map identifies achievement gaps within districts by comparing the average performance of “high needs” students in district schools to the district overall. (Larger differences indicate worse achievement gaps. Due to the nature of CT SDE’s reportage, certain schools were omitted from calculation and the achievement gap could be larger than we currently see it.) Hover over a district to get more information.

Many Districts Also Show Clear Racial Achievement Gaps

Is Your District Meeting the Needs of Its Black Students?

According to the NAEP, Connecticut has one of the worst achievement gaps in the nation between White and Black students. Looking at the percentage of students who met or exceeded grade-level expectations in English Language Arts on the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment, this map identifies achievement gaps within districts by comparing the performance of Black student populations to White student populations. (Larger differences indicate worse achievement gaps. Due to the nature of CT SDE’s reportage, achievement gap data for some districts was not available.) Hover over a district to get more information.

Many Districts Also Show Clear Racial Achievement Gaps

Is Your District Meeting the Needs of Its Black Students?

According to the NAEP, Connecticut has one of the worst achievement gaps in the nation between White and Black students. Looking at the percentage of students who met or exceeded grade-level expectations in Math on the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment, this map identifies achievement gaps within districts by comparing the performance of Black student populations to White student populations. (Larger differences indicate worse achievement gaps. Due to the nature of CT SDE’s reportage, achievement gap data for some districts was not available.) Hover over a district to get more information.

Many Districts Also Show Clear Racial Achievement Gaps

Is Your District Meeting the Needs of Its Hispanic Students?

According to the NAEP, Connecticut has one of the worst achievement gaps in the nation between White and Hispanic students. Looking at the percentage of students who met or exceeded grade-level expectations in English Language Arts on the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment, this map identifies achievement gaps within districts by comparing the performance of Hispanic student populations to White student populations. (Larger differences indicate worse achievement gaps. Due to the nature of CT SDE’s reportage, achievement gap data for some districts was not available.) Hover over a district to get more information.

Many Districts Also Show Clear Racial Achievement Gaps

Is Your District Meeting the Needs of Its Hispanic Students?

According to the NAEP, Connecticut has one of the worst achievement gaps in the nation between White and Hispanic students. Looking at the percentage of students who met or exceeded grade-level expectations in Math on the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment, this map identifies achievement gaps within districts by comparing the performance of Hispanic student populations to White student populations. (Larger differences indicate worse achievement gaps. Due to the nature of CT SDE’s reportage, achievement gap data for some districts was not available.) Hover over a district to get more information.