District Performance Standards
A. Literacy: Students shall, prior to the completion of their senior year, produce an essay based upon an assigned reading that is focused, organized, elaborated and edited for Standard English conventions.
B. Math: Students shall, prior to the completion of their senior year, demonstrate an ability to perform mathematical operations, to include working with fractions and decimals, in order to solve multi-step problems. Certain tasks will either require students to explain their procedures or justify answers in writing.
C. Science: Students shall, prior to the completion of their senior year, demonstrate an ability to perform science investigational skills and competencies.
D. Technology: Students shall, prior to completion of their senior year, demonstrate technology competency through discipline-specific learning. Students will create innovative products or projects using digital tools to express original ideas.
Meeting the District Performance Standards
The primary means for students to meet the District Performance Standards in reading, writing, mathematics and science will be through participation and performance on state assessments that feature rigorous performance measures aligned to the district standards. Students meeting the relevant college and career readiness benchmark on state assessments (SAT / CAPT Science) will be considered to have met the relevant standard. Pursuant with CT General Statutes, all juniors are required to take the school-day administration of the SAT as the mandatory state assessment of literacy and mathematics (regardless of any previous or future administration of the SAT undertaken individually by the student). Likewise, students are required to participate in the state science assessment. Beginning with the class of 2020, the science assessment will move from grade 10 to grade 11. Students reaching the state's proficiency benchmark will have met the science performance standard graduation requirement. Technology performance standards are measured against competency checklists within content specific assignments integrated within and throughout the curriculum.
If a student does not meet the district performance standards on the relevant state assessment, the district will provide other options in either the junior or senior year. Such options may include reassessment on state measures, assessment on district measures, and/or intensive remediation and support. Specific alternatives vary based on the subject area and individual student circumstances.