On April 6, 2017, The CT Mirror published an article by Kyle Constable on the State Board of Education decision to exclude state test scores from teacher performance evaluations and cited ConnCAN:
PEAC’s change of position did not keep fervent advocates of its original proposal from showing up at the meeting to make their case, however. Facing what might be the end of their crusade to use the state exams as part of teacher evaluations, advocates brought impassioned pleas to the board one last time.
“How can we expect SBAC data to be used to set goals but not be used to measure progress toward those goals?” asked Jennifer Alexander, CEO of the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now. “We need an evaluation model that truly connects teacher performance evaluations with assessments of student growth towards college and career-ready standards as measured by our state assessments.”