Raising Expectations and Opportunities for All Students in Connecticut
A Message from Richard Porth
President/CEO of United Way of Connecticut
In the coming weeks, the
Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) will be sending letters to students in Grades 10 and 11 who took the PSAT in fall 2019 and who, based on the College Board's AP potential program, are likely to do well in at least one AP exam. The letters will recommend students meet with their high school counselor and discuss the rigorous course opportunities that are right for them.
CSDE is continuing the practice of using data from the PSAT® to encourage students to participate in rigorous coursework such as Advanced Placement® (AP), dual enrollment, and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses while in high school.
In future years, the CSDE expects to broaden the criteria for identifying students to go beyond just a PSAT score.