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2011 CAPT Results Mixed in Fairfield

Improvement in math and science; decline in reading; slight decline in writing

The state Department of Education on Friday morning released 2011 results for the Connecticut Academic Performance Test, and the results show a strong gain in two of four subject areas for Fairfield's 10th-graders.

In math, 69.9 percent met the state goal, which increased from 66.2 percent in 2010 but was lower than 70.9 percent in 2009.

In science, 71.6 percent met the state goal, up from 67.2 percent in 2010 and 61.2 percent in 2009.

In reading, 63.2 percent met the state goal, which declined from 66.6 percent in 2010 and 72.5 percent in 2009.

In writing, 82.1 percent met the state goal, a slight decrease from 82.2 percent in 2010 but markedly higher than the 2009 score of 73.5 percent.

The CAPT is given to students in grade 10.

Results for the Connecticut Mastery Test, which is given to students in grades 3 through 8, are expected to be available Wednesday morning, according to a state Department of Education spokesman.

CAPT results for nearby school districts in Fairfield's DRG, or Demographic Reference Group, included:

Greenwich: 71.9 percent met state goal in math; 62.8 percent met state goal in science; 67 percent in reading and 81.9 percent in writing.

Monroe: 72.4 percent met state goal in math; 70.2 percent met state goal in science; 57.4 percent in reading and 79.4 percent in writing.

Newtown: 68.5 percent met state goal in math; 62.6 percent met state goal in science; 67 percent in reading and 78.1 percent in writing.

Trumbull: 71.7 percent met state goal in math; 73.1 percent met state goal in science; 61.4 percent in reading and 85.4 percent in writing.

West Hartford: 62.4 percent met state goal in math; 69.2 percent met state goal in science; 68.4 percent in reading and 79.6 percent in writing.

Gary Rosato, the Fairfield school district's director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, wasn't available late Friday morning to offer thoughts on 2011 CAPT results for Fairfield.

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