NEW CANAAN — New Canaan juniors had some of the highest scores in the state from the School Day SAT results.

According to the data released Wednesday, Aug. 3 by the Department of Education, 65 percent of Connecticut 11th graders met or exceeded achievement standards in English Language Arts and 39.9 percent did so in math. In comparison, 96.2 percent of New Canaan 11th graders met or exceeded expectations in English, while 84 percent met or exceeded expectations in math.

“We are pleased with the results,” said Dr. Bryan Luizzi, New Canaan’s superintendent. “We will be taking a good, hard look at the data to make meaning out of the results. Of course, this is one score point in a whole portfolio of assessments that we look at for our schools and for our students, so while it’s good news and it shows some strength in our system, it also is one snapshot in time for our students. We’re pleased; however, we will continue to look at these as one part of the picture.”

Luizzi added that the district will use the results to inform future education practices.

The numbers reflect the preliminary results from the first administration of the Connecticut SAT School Day, which replaced the Smarter Balanced assessment. The Department of Education said these numbers will be used as a baseline to measure future growth.

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