About the SBAC

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Scores

The SBAC was first administered in 2015. Thus, only one year of data is available for comparison. The SABC was developed in order to measure student progress towards college- and career-readiness in Mathematics and English Language Arts and Literacy (ELA). In 2015, students in Grades 3-8 and Grade 11 took the assessment in Connecticut.

Click here for answers to a list of Frequently Asked Questions developed by the CT State Department of Education.

 

What does it mean to Meet or Exceed the Achievement Level?

The SBAC was aligned to the Common Core State Standards in both Mathematics as well as English Language Arts and Literacy (ELA).

In Math, students are expected to make connections between content and practice, model a mathematical situation, and explain their reasoning when solving problems. In ELA, students are expected to be able to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas, as well as to think critically and employ cogent reasoning and evidence from source materials.

If a Student Meets or Exceeds the Achievement Level in Grades 3-5: The student is on track for likely success in the next grade.

If a Student Meets or Exceeds the Achievement Level Grades 6-8: The student is on track for likely success in high school and college coursework or career training

If a Student Meets or Exceeds the Achievement Level Grade 11: The student is on track for likely success in entry-level, credit-bearing college coursework or career training.

More information about the Achievement Level setting process can be found on SBAC website or in the Interpretive Guide published by the CT State Department of Education.

 

Components of the School Profile Explained

Demographics

  • School Type distinguishes between Magnet schools and Neighborhood/District schools.
  • Grades Included lists the grades the school serves during the 2015-16 school year.
  • Enrollment numbers reflect the 2015-16 enrollment of a school as of November 2015. This data may have experienced adjustments since that time.
  • Student Populations data is from the 2014-15 school year. This data is taken from the CT State Department of Education.
  • Principal Changes reflect the number of principals a school has had since the 2006-07 school year.
  • Chronic Absenteeism calculates the percentage of students who have missed 18 days (10%) of school or more, regardless of reason (excused or unexcused).

 

2015 SBAC Meet/Exceed the Achievement Level by School

The two tables rank schools serving similar grade levels (elementary, middle, high) as well as the overall district average by the percentage of students meeting/exceeding the Achievement Level. The percentages shown for each school are all grade levels in the school combined. For schools where only one grade took the SBAC, the overall school average is equal to the grade-level average.

Magnet schools are shaded in Green.

The overall (all grades combined) district average is highlighted in Blue.

The profiled school average (all grades combined) is highlighted in Yellow.

The percentages shown in these profiles come from the CT State Department of Education.

 

2015 SBAC Percentage of Students Meeting or Exceeding the Achievement Level by Grade Level Comparisons

The charts in this section compare school, district, and state level achievement by grade and by subject area.

The top chart compares the percentage of students meeting/exceeding the Achievement Level in English Language Arts (ELA) by grade level.

The bottom chart compares the percentage of students meeting/exceeding the Achievement Level in Mathematics by grade level.

For example, the school average (shown in purple) for Grade 3 ELA achievement is compared against the district average (shown in pink) for Grade 3 ELA achievement as well as against the state average (shown in grey) for Grade 3 ELA achievement. This is the same comparison for all grades tested at a school in both subjects.

 

Zone Comparison

This section compares the achievement of schools of similar grade composition (elementary, middle, high school) within the same zone. The grades served by each school are listed in parentheses next to the school name.

 

Why is there an Asterisk (*) or <5% shown in some places?

If fewer than 20 students take the exam, or if fewer than 20 students meet an Achievement Level, a percentage is not calculated and is replaced with an asterisk (*).

If less than 5% of students meet an outcome, especially within a given grade level, “<5%” is displayed to redact small amounts of statistical data.