Accountability needle inches up in Connecticut schools

February 25, 2019 | CTPost

Bits of improvement were seen in public schools across the state in the 2017-18 school year, and not just because of high test scores.

The state’s Next Generation Accountability indexes released Friday show an upswing in the number of students improving in their own math and reading performance from one year to the next, taking more college level courses, graduating on time and taking an art course before they leave high school.

Combined the state’s 968 schools pulled a score of 74.9 out of 100 on an index developed by the state and approved by the U.S. Department of Education. That compares to a statewide score of 73.2 score in 2016-17.

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