Eighth Grade English Language Arts Proficiency in Connecticut

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Eighth Grade English Language Arts Proficiency

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This indicator reports the total number and percentage of tests taken by 8th grade students which met or exceeded the performance goal on the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts Assessment.

The Common Core- State Initiative test examines post-secondary readiness for a college and/or professional career. The English Language Arts and literacy assessment tests student’s knowledge in reading, writing, listening and research. Note that Smarter Balanced replaces Connecticut’s previous assessment, the Connecticut Mastery Test.

Data Source: Connecticut State Department of Education, Published Data, Academic Years 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2021-2022. 

* = Count of students suppressed
a = Percentage derived from a suppressed count
N/A = Not Applicable