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Interdistrict School For Arts And Communication

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Posted May 9, 2014

This school once had great vision, great ideas, and great teachers/ staff. Now it has become a publicity stunt with a bad leader. There are a few remaining great people teaching and trying to re-direct the school. But I would not send my children to this school, what you are being sold, is not was is actually happening any longer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2014

This school had ideals that were collaborative and arts-focused. Unfortunately, newer leadership has caused the school to drop in test scores because it does not have a shared vision; it no longer values the voices of the community. There is no evidence of being arts focused or having any quality programs. Most of the best teachers have left. I no longer recommend it and will not send my children there. Very sad.


Posted April 4, 2009

I am a current student at ISAAC and we are a very close school. Everyone knows everyone evem if you just got accepted into ISAAC your treated like family. The only problem with this school is that it's not the way it was before. My older brother used to go here and his version of it differ's from mine. He said that the teachers cared very, very much about the success of the students and now its as if one or two teachers do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2005

I graduated from the ISAAC school two years ago and am currently attending the Williams School. My social experience at ISAAC was fantastic- having students from three different grade levels in one class for nearly all classes helped in many ways for younger students to get guidance from older peers, and for older students to take on a mentoring role for their younger peers. This was particularly true my first year. However, administration changes led to this once free-going school of openness to become a typical middle school where the teachers no longer have the desire to teach as they once did. Currently all classes are divided by grade level, and many of the founding principles of the school are gone. ISAAC is not what it once was.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students78%
Female76%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students83%
Female86%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
Female64%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students85%
Female93%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students73%
Female97%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 43% 20%
Black 27% 13%
White 27% 61%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A35%
Female 56%N/A48%
Male 44%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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New London, CT 06320
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