SDE: District AYP 2003 Connecticut State Department of Education SDE: District AYP 2003

NEWS

Connecticut Department of Education

Dr. Betty J. Sternberg
Commissioner

EMBARGOED UNTIL:  Thursday, December 4, 2003 at 12:01 a.m.

Contact: Tom Murphy 860.713.6525

99 districts cited as not making Adequate Yearly Progress under NCLB

(HARTFORD,CONN.)—A total of 99 of the state’s 185 local, regional and statewide school districts and charter schools have been identified as not making adequate yearly progress (AYP) for the 2001-02 school year under the federal No Child Left Behind law (NCLB).

The identification includes 92 of the state’s 166 local and regional public school districts, two regional education service centers, three charter schools, the Regional Vocational Technical School District, and Unified School District #2 (DCF).

State Education Commissioner Dr. Betty J. Sternberg advised parents and community leaders to “look behind” the designation “not making Adequate Yearly Progress” because there are many reasons for identification ranging from test participation rates to the whole school district falling below mathematics and reading standards.

“Each district needs to look at what led to the designation, and determine what needs to improve, identify what has to be done to make that improvement and then carry out the plan,” said Commissioner Sternberg.  “The job of the State Department of Education is to support each district in its efforts to improve student performance, so the designation isn’t repeated next year—and, most important, students are achieving more.”

The AYP identification is based on the district wide percentage of students scoring at proficient level in mathematics and reading on the 2002 CMT and in mathematics and reading on the 2002 CAPT as well as the district graduation rate, CMT writing scores and participation rates on the tests. The district AYP analysis is based on the same variables as for schools, which are aggregated at the district level.  Student CMT and CAPT results are attributed to the school district in which the student was enrolled during 2001-2002.

For a district to make AYP, the AYP criteria must be met on both the CMT and CAPT by all students and by each subgroup at the district level.  Subgroups include: Hispanic, black, and white students, students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students and English language learners.  Districts must meet 44 variables to attain the AYP standard (e.g. the district wide percentage of Hispanic students scoring at Proficient Level in reading on CMT, black student participation on CAPT mathematics test, percentage of students with disabilities scoring at Proficient Level in mathematics CMT, etc.)

Of the 99 identified:

  • 27 were identified because the district did not meet the requirement of 95% participation on the CMT
    or CAPT.
  • 43 were identified for subgroup performance in Math and Reading

  • 3 were identified for subgroup Math achievement only

  • 14 were identified for subgroup Reading achievement only

  • 9 were identified for whole district Math and Reading, and

  • 3 were identified for whole district Math or Reading.

    There are no NCLB required consequences for not making AYP in the first year, other than the public identification of the district. If a district does not make AYP for two consecutive years, the district is identified as “in need of improvement” and must develop a district wide improvement plan.

    Attached is a listing of the districts that did not make Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2001-2002 year and the reason for the designation.


    Connecticut Public School Districts Not Making Adequate Yearly
    Progress, by Category: 2001-02 School Year

    As per No Child Left Behind Legislation andConnecticut's K-12 Accountability

    Based on the fall 2002 Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) results attributed to the school
    attended in 2001-02 and spring 2002 Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) results

    I. Whole district math and reading, academic achievement
    Number of Districts:
       9

    Bridgeport School Distrcit

    Hartford School Distrcit

    New Britain School Distrcit

    New Haven School District

    New London School District

    Windham School District

    Area Cooperative Educational Services

    Highville Mustard Seed Charter School District

    Unified School District #2

    II. Whole district math academic achievement
    Number of Districts:
          2

    Bloomfield School District

    Waterbury School District

    III. Whole district reading academic achievement
    Number of Districts:
           1

    Jumoke Academy District

    IV. Subgroup math and reading, academic achievement
    Number of Districts:
          43

    Ansonia School District

    Berlin School District

    Bethel School District

    Branford School District

    Bristol School District

    Colchester School District

    Danbury School District

    Derby School District

    East Hartford School District

    East Haven School District

    Griswold School District

    Groton School District

    Hamden School District

    Killingly School District

    Manchester School District

    Mansfield School District

    Meriden School District

    Middletown School District

    Milford School District

    Naugatuck School District

    New Milford School District

    North Branford School District

    North Haven School District

    Norwalk School District

    Norwich School District

    Plainfield School District

    Plainville School District

    Plymouth School District

    Putnam School District

    Seymour School District

    Shelton School District

    Southington School District

    Stafford School District

    Stamford School District

    Stratford School District

    Torrington School District

    Vernon School District

    Wallingford School District

    Watertown School District

    West Hartford School District

    West Haven School District

    Windsor School District

    State Vocational-Technical Schools

    V. Subgroup math academic achievement
    Number of Districts:
         3

    Trumbull School District

    Windsor Locks School District

    Capitol Region Education Council

    VI. Subgroup reading academic achievement
    Number of Districts:
         14

    Brooklyn School District

    East Windsor School District

    Ellington School District

    Enfield School District

    Monroe School District

    New Fairfield School District

    Suffield School District

    Tolland School District

    Waterford School District

    Wethersfield School District

    Winchester School District

    Wolcott School District

    Regional School District 12

    District School Regional 14

    VII. Participation only
    Number of Districts:
          27

    Brookfield School District

    Canterbury School District

    Cheshire School District

    Clinton School District

    Coventry School District

    Cromwell School District

    East Granby School District

    Fairfield School District

    Farmington School District

    Greenwich School District

    Guilford School District

    Ledyard School District

    Lisbon School District

    Montville School District

    Newington School District

    Newtown School District

    Rocky Hill School District

    Somers School District

    South Windsor School District

    Thomaston School District

    Westport School District

    Regional School District 01

    Regional School District 04

    Regional School District 05

    Regional School District 15

    Regional School District 19

    Trailblazers Academy District

    Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003





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