Welcome to CT Kids Report Card, a Results-Based Accountability tool developed and maintained by the legislature's Committee on Children in accordance with Public Act 11-109. The electronic "Results Scorecard" presented on this webpage currently contains trend data on nearly two dozen indicators of the stability, safety, health, and future success of Connecticut's young people. With the help of our stakeholders working group and steering committee of partner agency leaders, we are adding the stories behind these data as well as highlighting strategies that can help us achieve the results we want for all Connecticut children.
In the future, performance measures for programs undertaken to implement our "turn the curve" strategies and links to research on what works to make kids better off also will be included. More and better information will be added to CT Kids Report Card as it becomes available. Thanks to the help of our data agent, the Connecticut Data Collaborative, additional disaggregations including town level data for our indicators and many supplementary indicators will be available soon at CTData.Org. We also appreciate the ongoing support of the Connecticut Open Data Portal and our many state agency, community, and local partners in making presentation of these data possible.
CT Kids Report Card is intended to be a living document that can help legislators, service providers, and the public track the state of the state's children, guide policy, and inform budget, management, and planning decisions.
We invite you to become a children's report card user and to send us your feedback on ways to improve it. Email: CTKidsReportCard
The stable domain includes a number of indicators related to children growing up in a stable environment, and are reflective of three dimensions of a stable family: environment, parental engagement, and child resilience. The spotlight indicator, displayed in this report card, is the percentage of students who are chronically absent from school.
The safety domain includes a number of indicators related to child safety that are reflective of behaviors, life circumstances, and geography. The spotlight indicator, displayed in this report card, is the rate of abuse and neglect for all children in Connecticut.
The healthy domain includes a number of indicators related to child health that are reflective of prenatal care, medical care, nutrition, behaviors, environmental factors and behavioral health. The spotlight indicator, displayed in this report card, is the low birth rate for single, live births in Connecticut.
The future success domain includes a number of indicators related to educational milestones, employment readiness and economic well-being. The spotlight indicator, displayed in this report card, reflects the percentage of Connecticut third-graders who are reading at or above goal in reading, as measured by the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT).