HARTFORD, CT – Grades for Connecticut’s schools are in.
The so-called Next Generation Accountability System results were released Tuesday, which means for the first time parents will be able to compare test results and other performance measures.
Most schools saw their scores drop, but a small number, including some urban districts like New Haven, saw their scores inch up.
The results will be a good measuring stick “to see whether the state is making good on its promises to our children,” Education Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell said.
Launched in March 2016, Connecticut’s Next Generation Accountability System is a set of 12 performance measures, called indicators, designed to give a more comprehensive picture of how schools and students are performing. This is the second year that schools and districts have received a score under the new system, and the first time that academic growth on state mastery exams was included.
The Next Generation Accountability System is designed to help the state measure school and district success. Each school receives a score calculated using a formula that incorporates all 12 indicators.
“The new Accountability Index results show encouraging progress being made on multiple performance measures, a sign moving in the right direction toward the goal of equity and excellence for all Connecticut students,” Wentzell said.
The so-called “turn-around schools” or the lowest achieving schools are not included in the report.
Click here to navigate the site and see how well your school or district did.