EASTON/REDDING, Conn. -- Easton and Redding schools, including Region 9's Joel Barlow High School, earned top marks of straight A's in a report by education advocacy group Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now.
ConnCAN's report cards assign letter grades to every school in the state in an effort to help families get information about school performance in a given area.
“We designed these tools to provide parents, community members and lawmakers a clear and honest look at how well our schools are doing and whether children are learning what they need to succeed,” ConnCAN CEO Jennifer Alexander said in a statement. “These report cards offer bright spots where educators are proving every day that if given the opportunity and support, every child can succeed academically.”
Grades are based on are based on the state Department of Education’s new performance accountability system, the School Performance Index, which pulls data from two major standardized tests, the Connecticut Mastery Test, administered to students in grades three through eight, or the Connecticut Academic Performance Test, taken in 10th grade.
Based on the SPI for each school, ConnCAN then assigned a letter grade, with an SPI of 88 or above constituting an A. Scores between 79-87 earned a B; 67-78 constituted a C; 51-67 earned a D; and 0-50 was an F.
Here is a list of each school in the District 9 area, along with its town and report card grade from ConnCAN:
- Samuel Staples Elementary School -- Easton: A.
- Helen Keller Middle School -- Easton: A.
- Redding Elementary School -- Redding: A.
- John Read Middle School -- Redding: A.
- Joel Barlow High School -- Redding: A.
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