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State Releases 10th Grade Test Scores

Results from the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) tests were released on Tuesday morning. You can view your high school's scores here .

Across the state, there has been modest improvement over 2010 in the percentage of tenth graders scoring at or above the "proficient" and "goal" levels in most subjects, with small decreases in reading.

The overall trend in mathematics and writing scores is encouraging considering that graduation rates are increasing and drop-out rates are falling in Connecticut, Acting Commissioner George Coleman commented in a press release by the state department of education.

“However, the magnitude of the increases and the relatively flat performance in reading and science is disconcerting, given the urgency that I feel about preparing all of our high school graduates to be ready to succeed as they enter college or the state’s workforce," Coleman said.

The CAPT test is administered annually to high school sophomores across Connecticut. It tests math, reading, writing and science and is used by the federal government to measure yearly progress through the No Child Left Behind law. The CAPT has five levels of performance for each content area tested: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, Goal and Advanced.

2011 Scores                               % at/above proficient   % at/above goal

Math 2011                                          80.3                           49.6

Math 2010                                          78.8                           48.9

Science 2011                                      81.7                          47.2

Science  2010                                     81.5                          45.5

Reading 2011                                     81.9                           44.8

Reading 2010                                     82.9                           45.9

Writing 2011                                        88.6                          61.3

Writing 2010                                        86.2                          59.6

The Connecticut Mastery Tests for grades 3-8 will be released by the State Dept. of Education on Wednesday morning. Look for town by town coverage of 2011 standardized test scores in the coming days.

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