Connecticut Education Department Unveils New Standards for School Evaluation

New Haven Register

March 2, 2016
in Physical Education

In a move to redefine how schools receive state funds based on need that also could alter how Connecticut schools view success, the state Department of Education announced a Next Generation Accountability System that will evaluate schools along 12 indicators.

The previous system of evaluating school progress was criticized for giving a “snapshot” of a moment in time, by focusing solely on state test scores and graduation rates, drawing criticism for ignoring longitudinal progress and not giving a picture that is holistic enough to evaluate whether a school is successful.

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