Sheff 2022 Chart Preview

Work-in-progress: please do not publicize

by Cities Suburbs and Schools seminar students at Trinity College with Professor Jack Dougherty, last updated March 10, 2022

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Sheff Goal 1: Increase Hartford Black & Latino Student Enrollments in Integrated Schools

Sheff Goal 2: Create Socioeconomically Balanced Magnet Schools

Sheff Goal 3: Meet Demand of Hartford Black & Latino Students Who Apply for Integrated Schools

Sheff Goal 4: Encourage Suburban Districts to Expand Open Choice Enrollments

Sheff Goal 5: Improve Quality Integrated Education by Reducing Disparities Inside Schools

Note: The “public data” sections of the Sheff 2020 settlement and the Sheff 2022 settlement require CSDE to share disaggregated student data by town of residence for various outcomes (test performance and growth, attendance, graduation, suspensions and expulsions, etc.). Disaggregated data would enable better comparisons of Hartford-resident versus suburban-resident outcomes in magnet schools and Open Choice schools. But CSDE has not yet made this data public.