SBAC Results

SBAC Results
Posted on 09/09/2019

September 9, 2019

Dear RSD6 Community,

Today the Connecticut State Department of Education released the results for the 2019 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).  This is the state academic performance measurement in grades 3-8 for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.

While the district had the results in late June, and staff has been planning accordingly for each and every student, this is the first opportunity to publicly comment.  I am proud of our students and staff, the hard work, and the continued commitment to success.

Last year, in 2018, the performance data released brought the best scores in the history of Region 6.  This year, I am pleased to share that the majority of those gains have been maintained and we continue to have some of the highest ELA scores in the region.  It was important after the large gains, some of the highest in the state, to maintain the progress. Our district, in 2019, with 78% of the students reaching the benchmark in ELA and 67% of the students reaching benchmark in Math, has maintained it place among the top 20% in the state.  We have proven that we belong in the conversation with the highest performing districts, but our work is not done.

While the news was reassuring, we will remain focused on improvement across the district. Internally, we have set a very high goal of 80% of students reaching the benchmark in ELA and 70% of students reaching the benchmark in Math.  We are within a few students of that goal.  We will not rest until we achieve that goal.  And then we can set a new goal.

On September 16th, the Board of Education will receive a presentation on academic performance data.  This presentation will then be shared with the community via the district website.  Additionally, I will present the results to all staff at each school.

In closing, I thank everyone for their contribution to the success of the district.  I ask for all of our efforts to continue the focus on improvement and how we can be among the very best in our state.





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