CT School Classification Reports include whether schools met each of their targets and their classifications in the new accountability system. The five major school types within the classification system are: Excelling, Progressing, Transition, Review and Turnaround.
What makes PV a School of Distinction?
Schools of Distinction will be identified annually. This category recognizes Title I and non-Title I schools in three different areas:
1) ‘Highest Performing Subgroup: Schools identified as ‘Highest Performing Subgroup’ have the highest index scores in the State for each one of the five traditionally under performing subgroups on the CMT and the CAPT: 1)students with disabilities, 2) English language learners, 3) Black students, 4)Hispanic students and 5) students eligible for free or reduced price lunch.
2) ‘Highest Progress: Schools identified as ‘Highest Progress’ are broken into two groups—one that has already met the State’s ‘all students’ target of 88 SPI points and the other, which has not, but has increased overall SPI by more than 3 points from 2011 to 2012. Both are among the top 10 percent of schools making gains in their respective groups, have achievement gaps less than 10 SPI points for the majority of their subgroups and, if they are high schools, have met their respective graduation rate targets.
3) ‘Highest Overall Performance: Schools identified as ‘Highest Overall Performance’ have SPIs greater than 88 and are performing within the top 10 percent of schools across the State. These schools have achievement gaps less than 10 SPI points for the majority of their subgroups and, if they are high schools, have met their respective graduation rate targets.