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2019 STANDARDIZED TESTING RESULTS RELEASED
2019 STANDARDIZED TESTING RESULTS RELEASED

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Toni Jones said, "With this year's results from the State's standardized assessment system (SBA and CT School Day SAT), we now have at least four years of data to reflect upon. It's important to remember that great schools are not measured by one test. We incorporate these results into a much larger understanding of the whole student, as we work towards our mission of personalized learning. Greenwich Public Schools will continue to analyze data in the coming weeks to understand our successes and challenges. GPS is grateful for the guidance and direction provided by our teachers."

GPS administrators will now begin their in-depth review of the standardized assessment data. Administrators will review the current status of student learning as measured by the standardized assessments and instructional practices to identify successes to celebrate and amplify, and areas of focus to address.

The Board of Education is scheduled to receive a comprehensive report on the standardized assessment results at the Board Retreat in October 2019. Additional updates and a more detailed analysis will be communicated through scheduled Humanities and STEM Academic Reports in October and November 2019, respectively.

Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA)

The Connecticut Department of Education today released the preliminary results of the 2019 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. The percent of Greenwich Public Schools (GPS) students that meet or exceed expectations in ELA in grades 3-8 was 77.5% in 2019. The percent of students that meet or exceed expectations in Mathematics in grades 3-8 was 72.6% in 2019.

The 2019 ELA SBA results place GPS scores in the 84th percentile of Districts across the State. The 2019 Math SBA results place GPS scores in the 87th percentile of Districts across the State.

GPS students in the High Needs* subgroup continue a four-year trend of improved proficiency in both ELA and Mathematics and continue to perform favorably as compared to state averages. The percent of GPS students in the High Needs subgroup that meet or exceed expectations in ELA increased to 50.0% in 2019 from 49.7% in 2018, and in Mathematics increased to 42.3% in 2019 from 41.7% in 2018.

(*High Needs = students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, receive English language learning services and/or receive special education services)

2016 - 2019 Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA)

Overall Results for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Percent of Students in Grade 3-8 Meeting/Exceeding Expectations

ALL STUDENTS

2016 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2017 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2018 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2019 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2019 CT STATE

Meets/Exceeds

ELA

75.9%

75.6%

78.0%

77.5%

55.7%

MATH

66.3%

70.7%

71.4%

72.6%

48.1%

HIGH NEEDS STUDENTS

2016 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2017 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2018 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2019 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2019 CT STATE

Meets/Exceeds

ELA

42.9%

43.4%

49.7%

50.0%

35.4%

MATH

30.8%

36.7%

41.7%

42.3%

27.2%

In addition to these results, Connecticut's Growth Model for the SBA in ELA and Mathematics developed two growth outcome measures: growth rate and average percentage of target achieved.

Growth Rate: Percentage of students that met or exceeded their individual growth targets as determined by the Connecticut Growth Model.

2019 English Language Arts Growth Rate

GPS Growth Rate

51.1%

State Growth Rate

39.9%

2019 Mathematics Growth Rate

GPS Growth Rate

56.5%

State Growth Rate

42.9%

Average Percentage of Target Achieved (APTA): Average percentage of growth target achieved for all students.

2019 English Language Arts APTA

GPS Growth Rate

68.9%

State Growth Rate

59.9%

2019 Mathematics APTA

GPS Growth Rate

73.7%

State Growth Rate

62.5%

Connecticut School Day SAT

The spring 2019 Connecticut School Day SAT (standardized assessment for students in grade 11 across CT) results were released this summer. In Mathematics, 64.8% of GHS students meet or exceed expectations. In ELA, 82.3% of GHS students meet or exceed expectations

2016 - 2019 CT-School Day SAT

Overall Results for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Percent of Students in Grade 11 Meeting/Exceeding Expectations

ALL STUDENTS

2016 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2017 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2018 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2019 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2019 CT STATE

Meets/Exceeds

ELA

81.2%

84.6%

86.3%

82.3%

61.6%

MATH

64.2%

62.1%

68.9%

64.8%

40.6%

HIGH NEEDS STUDENTS

2016 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2017 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2018 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2019 GPS

Meets/Exceeds

2019 CT STATE

Meets/Exceeds

ELA

42.5%

53.8%

65.7%

55.5%

37.4%

MATH

23.9%

18.0%

39.5%

25.2%

17.6%

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