Gov. Malloy will join officials from the state Department of Education this morning in recognizing nearly 100 schools from throughout Connecticut, including Casimir Pulaski Elementary School, as “Schools of Distinction” for progress in improving student achievement.
Pulaski achieved the state's highest progress among schools with a school performance index less than 88.
The governor will make the announcement at 8:30 a.m. at the Crown Plaza in Cromwell.
Schools of Distinction were identified this year using CMT/ CAPT 2011 and 2012 data. Schools identified as ‘Highest Progress’ are broken into two groups—one that has already met the State’s ‘all students’ target of 88 SPI points and the other, which has not, but has increased overall SPI by more than 3 points from 2011 to 2012.
Both are among the top 10 percent of schools making gains in their respective groups, have achievement gaps less than 10 SPI points for the majority of their subgroups and, if they are high schools, have met their respective graduation rate targets.