At the middle school level, Middletown students saw some year-over-year improvements, with some grades seeing a boost of students scoring at the goal level as opposed to just in the proficiency category.
The state Department of Education released the results from both tests this week, stating that Connecticut students overall saw a hike in Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) scores, but a decline in the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) scores.
According to the Middletown CAPT results, those who scored at or above the proficiency level declined from 73 to 72.3 percent in mathematics from 2012 to 2013, and from 77.7 percent to 74.6 percent in science. But, on a positive note, those same students scored 85.4 percent at or above proficiency in writing in 2013, compared to 83.2 percent in 2012..
Reading test results displayed something interesting: while there was a slight decline of .2 percent at or above proficiency — 75.6 percent in 2013 versus 75.8 percent in 2012 — there was a slight bump in those who scored at the goal level. In 2013 that figure was 40.7 percent versus 39.5 percent in 2012.
Among CMT results, the scores were a bit different. Many categories saw a dip in students scoring proficiency. Here are some examples:
- Scores at or above proficiency in reading dropped in all grades except the fourth grade.
- Scores at or above proficiency in math went up in the fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth grades.
- Scores at or above proficiency in writing went up in the fifth, seventh and eighth grades.
Students are labeled based on their performance. The labels, in descending order, for both CMTs and CAPTs are advanced, goal, proficient, basic and below basic.
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