NHPS Score Mastery Test Gains Overall and Across Subjects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
 
 
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Christopher Hoffman
203-946-8450
  

NH PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCORE CMT GAINS OVERALL AND IN ALL SUBJECTS, INDICATING SCHOOL CHANGE SUCCESS
 
In a strong indication that New Haven’s School Change reforms are succeeding, the city’s elementary and middle schools scored significant gains on this year’s Connecticut Mastery Tests (CMTs) in all four test subjects and across many individual grades and subjects.
 
The district effectively met its goals for the first year of School Change. Performance across all subjects and grades at goal increased 3.5 percentage points, 0.1 percentage points above the district’s target. Proficiency went up 3.2 percentage points, just 0.2 percentage points below the system’s goal.
 
The CMT results for grades 3 through 8 announced today come the day after city high school students posted significant gains in overall state CAPT test scores.  On CAPT across all subjects, students registered a 3.8 percentage point increase in proficiency and a 1.8 percentage point increase in achieving the higher standard of goal, narrowing the gap with the state average in both cases. 
 
New Haven’s improvements on both the CAPT and the CMTs significantly outpaced the statewide average gains, meaning city schools are beginning to close the achievement gap.
  
To read the full CMT press release click here
  
To read the full CAPT press release click here
  
To see a summary of CMT scores for the district click here
  
To see a summary of CAPT scores for the district click here