In 2015-16, the Smarter Balanced assessments were administered statewide to students in Grades 3-8 in English language arts and math. The Smarter Balanced assessments are administered on computers and are designed to measure progress towards grade level skills through reading comprehension, writing, and math questions that require students to demonstrate that they truly understand the content.
The State of Connecticut released the results of the 2015-2016 administration of the Smarter Balanced Assessment on Friday August 19th, 2016. Statewide results on the Smarter Balanced assessment show that 55.7% of all students met or exceeded expectations for ELA/Literacy and 44% met or exceeded expectations for Mathematics. In Manchester, 40.4% of students met or exceeded expectations in ELA/Literacy and 29.8% met or exceeded expectations in Mathematics.
Please pay particular attention to the number of students being tested in any given grade level or band as results may seem inflated when fewer students are accounted for in a particular group (ie: male/female). Smarter Balanced Results 2016