For this publication, ConnCAN analyzed CMT and CAPT scores from students at four Connecticut schools in the Commissioner’s Network for improving academic achievement. We use the “goal” standard on each test to understand 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.
Our analysis includes all tested grade levels (3 – 8, 10) and subjects, which include math, reading, and writing. It also includes science for grades five, eight and 10 at:
- James J. Curiale School, Bridgeport
- Jumoke Academy at Milner, Hartford
- John B. Stanton Elementary School, Norwich
- High School in the Community, New Haven