About our CMT & CAPT Analysis:

  • Use of percentage of students at or above “Goal”: ConnCAN uses the “goal” standard on the CMT and CAPT to analyze results, because it is the state’s best estimate of students meeting or exceeding grade level expectations. According to the State Department of Education, a student scoring at the “goal” level has the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking abilities that are “reasonable to expect of students” within their grade level.
  • Grade levels & subjects included: Our analysis includes all tested grade levels ( grades 3 – 8 for CMT, grade 10 for CAPT) and subjects, which include math, reading, and writing. It also includes science for grades 5, 8 and 10.
  • Measuring the achievement gap: We express the achievement gap in terms of the percentage point difference in performance at or above “Goal” between two student groups.
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