On Feb. 25, 2016, The Middletown Press published an article on Connecticut’s Smarter Balanced Assessments and cited ConnCAN:

Jennifer Alexander, chief executive officer of the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, issued a statement Thursday afternoon about Malloy’s announcement, saying her organization is pleased with the decision by state officials to reduce students’ testing times.

“We welcome the efforts … particularly in areas where there is duplication, as long as these decisions do not impact the validity or reliability of the assessment results,” Alexander wrote. “It is essential that the state continues its progress toward linking school accountability and educator evaluations to student achievement growth. This alignment is a critical step toward ensuring Connecticut students have access to effective teachers, leaders and schools.”

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