The Achievement Gap


When people speak of the “achievement gap,” they’re usually referring to how well poor and minority students perform in comparison to other students. Gaps are typically measured with standardized-test scores, dropout rates, and other indicators. Connecticut, unfortunately, has repeatedly ranked as the state with the widest achievement gaps in the nation, particularly when comparing poor students with their better-off peers.

Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Connecticut’s Successful Reading Plan

A pilot initiative to give intensive reading instruction to the Connecticut children who need it most has produced dramatic results, as educators showed at a legislative briefing co-hosted on April 22 by the Commission on Children (now the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors).

Reading at All Costs: Building on Three Years of Reading Reform, 2016

A Master Plan to Eliminate the Achievement Gap in Connecticut

Watch the briefing via CTN