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State: Majority of Glastonbury Schools Exceeding Educational Goals

A new state school performance index list released Monday shows almost all of Glastonbury's schools exceeding goal.

 

Most of the schools in town are exceeding goals in a new “school performance index” list released by the state Monday.

The new list is based on the average of the last three years of students’ state test scores:  Connecticut Mastery Test scores for elementary schools, and the Connecticut Academic Performance Test for high schools.

The purpose of the new list is to aid communities and state education officials to identify areas that need improvement to student achievement.  An 88 rating indicates that most students scored at or above “goal” on the state’s standardized tests. Scores that fail to hit the target receive new goals from the state.

The town schools scored as follows:

  • Buttonball Lane Elementary School: 89.2
  • Eastbury Elementary School: 91.7
  • Hebron Avenue Elementary School: 92.2
  • Hopewell Elementary School: 92.1
  • Naubuc Elementary School: 80.9
  • Nayaug Elementary School: 92.2
  • Gideon Welles School: 93.5
  • Smith Middle School: 92.1
  • Glastonbury High School: 89.8

Naubuc Elementary School was the only school not to achieve goal, and received a new goal of 81.5 from the state.

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Patti Sivo Cole December 11, 2012 at 05:01 PM
I believe that Naubuc has the highest percentage of students who speak English as a second language. This has a big effect on testing in the early years and their performance improves as their grasp of English increases.

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