State Charter Association Responds to 2017-18 Smarter Balanced Assessment Results
New Haven, CT – The percentage of students scoring at grade level in Connecticut’s public charter schools improved three points in both math and reading during the 2018 school year, roughly triple the improvement made by students statewide over the same period.
The Northeast Charter Schools Network today sent the following statement in response to the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) release of the 2017-18 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) results.
Northeast Charter Schools Network Connecticut State Director Yam Menon said:
"This year’s SBAC results show that our state’s public charter schools continue to provide great options for Connecticut’s kids, especially those in our state’s most underserved communities. Even schools in just their first year of testing are delivering exceptional results for kids. If ever we needed more proof that public charter schools are a key component in closing Connecticut’s achievement gap, this is it."
17-18 SBAC Scores for Public Charter Schools, Host Districts, and the State of Connecticut:
Charter School Highlights:
The percentage of students scoring at grade level in Connecticut’s public charter schools improved three points in both math and reading during the 2018 school year, roughly triple the improvement made by students statewide over the same period. Between 2017 and 2018, charter schools increased the percent of students meeting or exceeding the standard by 3.2 percentage points in ELA and 3.1 percentage points in Math. Alternatively the state grew 1.1 percentage points in both ELA and Math, and host districts grew 0.9 percentage points in Math and 1.4 percentage points in ELA.
In its first year of testing, 94% of Stamford Charter School for Excellence 3rd graders were at grade level in Math and 82% were at grade level in ELA. Stamford Excellence ranked in the top 3 schools in the state among 3rd graders tested in Math.
Achievement First schools outperformed the statewide average, and all AF schools made positive gains in both ELA and Math from the previous year.
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is the membership and advocacy organization for the more than 300 public charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality public charter schools.
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