Manchester students taking the Connecticut Academic Performance Test scored 71.7 percent at or above the proficiency level in the science section.
Conversely, proficiency in the math category dipped from 70.5 percent in 2013 to 63.6 percent in 2012.
In reading category, the results were 73 percent at proficiency in 2013 versus 74.3 percent in 2012, and in writing the results came in at 84.4 percent at proficiency in 2013 compared to 87.7 percent in 2012.
Also released this week were the Connecticut Mastery Test scores, which are administered to all students grades 3-8 in Connecticut. In a news release the state Department of Education said Connecticut students overall saw a hike in CAPT scores, but a decline in the CMT scores.
Among Manchester students, here are some bits of information from the test results:
- Proficiency went up in just the fifth- and seventh-grades in the writing category from 2012 to 2013.
- Math scores went up in proficiency in the sixth grade alone, while dropping in ever other grade.
- Reading scores went up in proficiency among 6-8 grade students, but declined among grades 3-5.
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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