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July 2012

Making Sense of the Vertical Scales: An Alternative View of the Connecticut Mastery Test Results

Using an alternate measure of educational progress – vertical scale scores – can present a different picture of change over time in the performance of Connecticut students.

Issue Area:
Education
April 2012

Understanding Connecticut's Application for a Waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act

After a decade of experience with the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), both Congress and the Obama administration have sought changes to the law.

Issue Area:
Education
March 2012

The Limits of Data on Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility in Connecticut

The practice of using free and reduced price meal (FRPM) eligibility as a proxy for poverty is pervasive in educational research and policymaking.

Issue Areas:
Education, Family Economic Security
February 2012

The Governor's Proposed Fiscal Year 2013 Budget: The Impact on Children

As Connecticut families continue struggling to emerge from the Great Recession, policymakers must ensure that state budget changes do not undermine our prospects for recovery, in both the short and

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Child Welfare, Early Care, Education, Family Economic Security, Health, Juvenile Justice
January 2012

Addition through Subtraction: Are Rising Test Scores in Connecticut School Districts Related to the Exclusion of Students with Disabilities?

This report finds that the exclusion of thousands of students with disabilities from reported Connecticut Mastery Test results has distorted reported trends in test scores.

Issue Area:
Education
January 2012

Census Estimates for Connecticut Cities and Towns, 2006-2010

Through the American Community Survey, the Census provided five-year average estimates on social and economic indicators for the period of 2006-2010 for all cities and towns in the state.

Issue Areas:
Education, Family Economic Security
December 2011

Connecticut Early Care and Education Progress Report, 2011

This third annual progress report on the state's early care and education system finds:

Issue Areas:
Early Care, Education
July 2011

Are Connecticut Schools Meeting the Needs of Hispanic Students?

This report examines statewide and district-level data on the Hispanic-white achievement gap, as measured by scores on the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) for fourth and eighth graders.

Issue Area:
Education
April 2011

Impact of the Appropriations Committee's Proposed FY12-13 Budget on Early Care and Education

The Appropriations Committee's proposed FY 12-13 budget is very similar to the Governor's proposed budget, and as such, it is generally favorable for the early care and education community.

Issue Areas:
Early Care, Education
February 2011

Problems with Connecticut's Education Cost Sharing Grant

The state's Education Cost Sharing (ECS) Grant uses a formula that was originally designed to provide equal educational opportunity by taking into consideration differences in both student need and to

Issue Areas:
Budget and Tax, Education