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New test sparks mixed reactions

Ben Goldschlager, Web News Editor

February 28, 2014

Next year, students in grades three through eight and 11 will take Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC), set to replace the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) in mathematics and English literacy. SBAC comes with many changes, but it also comes with concerns, staff said. One big change is that the t...

Standards-Based Grading Piloted in Math and Science Classes

New Standards: Instead of an average, students are now given a numerical grade on the standard.

Ben Goldschlager and Justine Seligson

October 4, 2013

Usually, average is the key word with grading. Quarterly homework is averaged. Semester exams are averaged. Final grades are averaged. A student’s mean among all studied units is the ultimate score. However, this scenario is no longer universal. According to Mathematics Department Chair Frank Corbo,...

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