From Vanessa De La Torre, Hartford Courant:
The state also reported mixed results in raising scores among Latinos, African Americans and low-income students.
On the CAPT, administered to roughly 42,000 of the state’s high school sophomores, students made slight gains on all subjects except for writing, where performance was largely flat. About 62 percent of students reached the writing goal, down one percentage point from 2012.
The percentage of 10th-graders achieving the math goal rose from 49.3 percent to 52.6 percent over the past year.
But in Bridgeport, only 11.3 percent of test-takers met the CAPT math goal, a one-percentage point increase over 2012. When it came to math “proficiency,” Bridgeport scores declined slightly to 35.5 percent, a wide gap from the state average of 78.6 percent.
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