Simsbury Schools Fare Well in State's New Grading System

Each school gets a 'School Performance Index' that rates its average results on standardized tests.

The state Department of Education released a database on Monday that shows how each school in the state has performed for the last three years based on "an average of student performance in all tested grades and subjects for a given school."

“The state’s new school accountability and support framework enables more precise, more helpful snapshots of school performance,” Commissioner Stefan Pryor said Monday. “By heralding schools making significant progress and highlighting schools in need of greater support, the system will also help districts and the state focus our efforts where they are needed most.”

Each school is given an SPI, or Student Performance Index, as measured by the Connecticut Mastery Tests for students in grades 3 to 8 and the CAPT test for 10th graders. The higher the SPI, the more students are reaching the top level or "goal" of those standardized tests. Schools are then given a goal for the following school year.

Here's how Simsbury schools performed:

School 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Goal Central 92.2 90.4 89.8 Maintain Latimer Lane 93.8 94.3 94 Maintain Squadron Line 93.5 92.4 92.7 Maintain Tariffville 93.5 95.7 94.7 Maintain Tootin' Hills 90.5 93 94 Maintain Henry James 94.7 94.5 94.2 Maintain Simsbury High 93.6 93.3 93.2 Maintain



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