By Jaime Thomas
Local results of statewide English language arts and mathematic assessment tests, which were released last week, are grim.
Only 10.3 percent of Granville third-graders, for example, were found to be proficient at math, compared to 11.4 percent of eighth-grade students. In Hartford those numbers were 16.1 and 4.5, respectively.
But these shocking results weren’t entirely unexpected or isolated. Statewide, only 31 percent of third through eighth grade students met or exceeded the math proficiency standard.
Mark Bessen, superintendent of the Granville [...]