PEAC Acts on Teachers’ Concerns: Mastery Exam Results Cannot Be Used in Evaluations

The Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) yesterday took a giant step forward in addressing teachers’ concerns regarding the use of state mastery examination results in teacher evaluations. PEAC defined the clear use and purpose of the state mastery exam, agreeing that it should not be used to evaluate teachers. PEAC unanimously agreed to recommend new…

CMT Results Released Today

Connecticut Mastery Test results were released this morning – complete results can be found here. Education Commissioner Mark McQuillan said, “This year’s test results show that from 2006 to 2010, there is a positive trend of improved student achievement across all six grades and academic disciplines, which is encouraging.  Our students are performing better, but…

CMT Scores Released Today

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) scores,  released this morning, show elementary and middle school students gaining at nearly every level for 2009. The CMT is administered to  students in grades three through eight every March and tests math, reading, writing and science. This year the 15 school districts Connecticut has identified as low-achieving all showed improvement…