New teaching format could help raise scores in Region 1

FALLS VILLAGE — Results from the statewide Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing are in and they are disappointing.

The 2016-17 SBAC tests were the third year of the new testing regimen in Connecticut.

The testing is done in two major areas — English Language Arts and math — in grades three through eight.

The results are grouped in four levels, with levels 3 and 4 representing “proficient” and “advanced.”

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