2010-11 Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) Results Announced

CITY HIGH SCHOOLS SCORE SIGNIFICANT GAINS ON CAPT TEST, CLEAR SIGN OF SCHOOL CHANGE SUCCESS
 
New Haven students register 3.8 percentage point increase in proficiency Across All Subjects
 
In a clear sign that New Haven’s School Change reforms are succeeding, New Haven public high school students posted significant gains in overall state CAPT test scores with most high schools showing improvement in achieving state proficiency and goal standards.
 
School Change’s goal is to make New Haven the best urban school district in America by raising test scores and closing the achievement gap, reducing the dropout rate, assuring all students are academically and financially able to attend college and improving learning climates at all city schools. The district seeks to achieve these goals by:
 

  • Ranking schools yearly and requiring all to improve. Under the “Portfolio of Schools” concept, every school is expected to find its own path to excellence;
  • Providing strong support and continuing education to teachers and administrators. A new teacher evaluation system rewards high performers and provides intensive help to low performers who are let go if they fail to improve;
  • Providing social services through Boost! – a partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven – and strongly encouraging parent participation and engagement;
  • Working closely with New Haven Promise which provides free tuition to eligible students who attend any state of Connecticut university or college.

 
 
To read the full press release click here
 
To see complete district and school results click here