During its Sept. 10 meeting, the Board of Education discussed the results of the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test, on which Wilton — a district accustomed to at least 70% of its students meeting or exceeding standardized test achievement levels — earned scores that weren’t quite up to par.
While there were “bright spots” in seventh and eighth grade ELA performance, Assistant Superintendent Charles Smith acknowledged “the other student results were very disappointing.”
Based on the Common Core State Standards, the SBACs test third through eighth and 11th graders in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics, and they are scored on four levels:
- Level 1: Does not meet the achievement level.
- Level 2: Approaching the achievement level.
- Level 3: Meets the achievement level.
- Level 4: Exceeds the achievement level.