If a Student Meets or Exceeds the Achievement Level in Grades 3-5: The student is on track for likely success in the next grade.
If a Student Meets or Exceeds the Achievement Level Grades 6-8: The student is on track for likely success in high school and college coursework or career training.
More information about the Achievement Level setting process can be found on SBAC website or in the Interpretive Guide published by the CT State Department of Education. Click here for answers to a list of Frequently Asked Questions developed by the CT State Department of Education.
The score cutoffs used by the state for “meeting the achievement level” are 480 for ELA and 530 for Math. These match College Board’s College and Career Readiness Benchmarks; broadly speaking, College Board identifies this as the achievement level at which students are expected to be prepared for college-level coursework. Full definitions of these benchmarks and associated expectations can be found here.