DARIEN — Darien juniors had some of the highest scores in the state for the School Day SAT results.

According to the data released Wednesday, Aug. 3 by the Department of Education 65 percent of Connecticut 11th-graders are meeting or exceeding achievement standards in English Language Arts and 39.9 percent are exceeding or meeting achievement standards in math. In comparision, 83.7 percent of Darien 11th-graders met or exceeded expectations in math, while 94.6 percent met or exceeded expectations in English Language Arts. Over half of the students exceeded expectations in English Language Arts and 45 percent exceeded expectations in math.

“Darien’s students have performed quite well on the “CT School Day SAT,” required for the first time by the Connecticut State Department of Education this past spring,” said Dr. Dan Brenner, superintendent of Darien public schools. “We are proud that Darien students are performing at the highest levels in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. This is a testament to the hard work of students and our entire staff, as well as the commitment that our parent community has made to supporting quality education.”

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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