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Fairfield Students Show Improvement in CMT, CAPT Scores

The reading scores for the CAPTs and writing scores for the CMTs showed the greatest percentage increases.

[Editor's Note: To explore results yourself, see this official website. David Gurliacci contributed to this report.]

Fairfield students showed improvement this year in both Connecticut Academic Performance Test scores and scores for the Connecticut Mastery Test for Grade 8 students.

Both CMT and CAPT scores were released Thursday by the Connecticut Department of Education. The department said the results overall were generally encouraging,.

"The results of the 2012 Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) were mixed," the department said in a news release. "While student performance increased in all content areas when compared to the CAPT baseline year of 2007, it decreased in some areas when compared to last year. As compared to 2011, performance increased slightly in writing, remained relatively constant in science and reading, and decreased in mathematics."

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State Education Commissioner Stephen Prior said in the news release:

"We’re pleased to see that there are signs of progress in our schools. That said, while schools are moving more students into Proficient- and Goal-level performance, significant gaps in achievement continue between economically disadvantaged students and their peers. So there is reason for optimism regarding our system’s ability to advance, as well as cause for continuing concern. We need to work together to implement the reforms and initiatives we’ve recently launched in order to build on areas of progress and remedy the persistent problems in our schools."

Connecticut Academic Performance Test Results Over Time

Fairfield's CAPT test results improved across the categories compared to 2011 test scores. Reading scores showed the largest increase: 63.2 percent of students met the state's goal in reading scores in 2011. In 2012, 71.9 percent of students met the goal, an 8.7 percent increase.

Connecticut Academic Performance Test Results Over Time: Mathematics

Year Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency 2007 618 275.7 67.8 92.1 2008 683 278.5 75 94.7 2009 626 274.7 70.9 93.3 2010 688 270.9 66.3 92.3 2011 688 277.4 69.9 93 2012 736 276 70.4 93.2

Connecticut Academic Performance Test Results Over Time: Science

Year Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency 2007 614 281.9 67.6 94.5 2008 687 291.3 75.8 95.1 2009 634 276.6 61.2 93.1 2010 696 280.8 67.2 94.7 2011 704 284.2 71.6 95 2012 744 286.1 71.9 94

Connecticut Academic Performance Test Results Over Time: Reading

Year Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency 2007 620 264.1 67.3 93.5 2008 685 268.5 69.1 95 2009 629 270.4 72.5 94.9 2010 690 267.2 66.7 94.3 2011 696 265.2 63.2 95.1 2012 737 269.1 71.9 93.8

Connecticut Academic Performance Test Results Over Time: Writing

Year Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency 2007 612 270.7 72.4 93.3 2008 684 281.5 79.8 96.8 2009 633 277.8 73.5 95.7 2010 694 285.7 82.1 96.3 2011 700 287.1 82.1 96.6 2012 739 291.6 85 97.2

Grade 8 Connecticut Mastery Test Results Over Time

Eighth grade students in Fairfield also improved in all four categories of the CMTs in 2012, compared to 2011 scores. The biggest uptick in scores occurred in the writing category: in 2011, 79.3 percent of test-takers met the state's prescribed writing goal. In 2012, 85.8 percent met the goal, a 6.5 percent increase. 

Grade 8 Connecticut Mastery Test Results Over Time: Mathematics

Year Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency 2007 668 282.5 85.2 94.2 2008 730 278.5 84.8 94.5 2009 712 281.2 84 94.7 2010 780 285.3 87.6 96.5 2011 742 284.1 86.8 97 2012 824 286.5 87.6 96.8

Grade 8 Connecticut Mastery Test Results Over Time: Reading

Year Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency 2007 668 265.4 81.4 89.1 2008 730 269.6 84.8 92.5 2009 711 267.8 84.8 92 2010 780 276.7 89 93.7 2011 744 279 90.6 96.4 2012 827 286.7 91.8 96.7

Grade 8 Connecticut Mastery Test Results Over Time: Writing

Year Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency 2007 666 267 80.8 92 2008 728 279.7 83.7 93.1 2009 722 268.2 80.5 91.7 2010 785 271.1 81.3 91.1 2011 758 264.2 79.3 93.5 2012 850 277.2 85.8 95.3

Grade 8 Connecticut Mastery Test Results Over Time: Science

Year Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency 2007 NA NA NA NA 2008 730 277.5 82.2 93 2009 721 282.7 84.5 92.6 2010 787 279.9 84.8 92.1 2011 757 275.9 83 93.1 2012 847 280.4 83.8 93.3

 

Connecticut Academic Performance Test Results Compared to Other Towns

Fairfield students neither outshone nor underperformed when compared to other school districts considered its peers.

A sampling of scores from municipalities in the same District Reference Group (a classification set by the state based on socioeconomics) as Fairfield showed this town's scores mostly fell in the middle compared to other towns.

Connecticut Academic Performance Test Results Compared to Other Towns: Mathematics

Group Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency State 39756 255.3 49.3 78.8 Brookfield 225 278.4 74.2 95.6 Fairfield 736 276 70.4 93.2 Greenwich 642 279.9 70.9 91.4 Monroe 285 271.2 64.9 92.3 New Fairfield 225 267.2 59.1 89.8 Trumbull 525 275.6 70.7 93.7

Connecticut Academic Performance Test Results Compared to Other Towns: Science

Group Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency State 40928 260.3 47.3 80.2 Brookfield 231 292 73.2 96.1 Fairfield 744 286.1 71.9 94 Greenwich 652 284.9 66.6 92.8 Monroe 299 279.9 60.9 94.6 New Fairfield 230 282.3 67.8 96.1 Trumbull 532 289.5 71.6 95.3

Connecticut Academic Performance Test Results Compared to Other Towns: Reading

Group Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency State 39985 245.8 47.5 80.9 Brookfield 231 269.8 70.1 95.2 Fairfield 737 269.1 71.9 93.8 Greenwich 648 269.8 70.8 93.5 Monroe 291 261.7 64.6 91.1 New Fairfield 226 249.6 55.3 88.5 Trumbull 527 259.4 62.4 92.2

Connecticut Academic Performance Test Results Compared to Other Towns: Writing

Group Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency State 40703 266.7 63.1 88.8 Brookfield 232 299.6 87.1 97 Fairfield 739 291.6 85 97.2 Greenwich 650 299.9 84.2 96.5 Monroe 299 279.8 76.6 96.3 New Fairfield 230 289.1 80.9 96.5 Trumbull 532 292.2 87.6 97.6

Grade 8 Connecticut Mastery Test Results Compared to Other Towns

Fairfield eighth graders neither outshone nor underperformed when compared to other school districts considered its peers.

A sampling of scores from municipalities in the same District Reference Group (a classification set by the state based on socioeconomics) as Fairfield showed this town's scores mostly fell in the middle compared to other towns.

Grade 8 Connecticut Mastery Test Results Compared to Other Towns: Mathematics

Group Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency State 40277 264.7 67.4 87.1 Brookfield 202 295.7 92.6 98.5 Fairfield 824 286.5 87.6 96.8 Greenwich 603 283.7 82.8 94.2 Monroe 289 287 90.7 98.3 New Fairfield 239 280.4 86.6 97.5 Trumbull 533 287.6 88.2 98.5

Grade 8 Connecticut Mastery Test Results Compared to Other Towns: Reading

Group Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency State 40133 265.7 76.8 86.2 Brookfield 201 286.8 95 98 Fairfield 827 286.7 91.8 96.7 Greenwich 604 282.5 86.1 91.2 Monroe 286 285.2 94.8 97.2 New Fairfield 240 281.1 90 96.7 Trumbull 531 290.7 94.7 98.3

Grade 8 Connecticut Mastery Test Results Compared to Other Towns: Writing

Group Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency State 41701 255.6 68.4 86.2 Brookfield 210 283.9 90.5 96.7 Fairfield 850 277.2 85.8 95.3 Greenwich 608 272.9 82.6 94.2 Monroe 300 271 89 94.7 New Fairfield 244 271.2 86.9 97.1 Trumbull 286.9 286.9 87.1 97.1

Grade 8 Connecticut Mastery Test Results Compared to Other Towns: Science

Group Number Tested Average Scale Score % At/Above Goal % At/Above Proficiency State 41698 255.9 62.1 77.1 Brookfield 210 279.7 80.5 89.5 Fairfield 847 280.4 83.8 93.3 Greenwich 608 277.5 77.6 90.3 Monroe 299 280.6 87.6 96.3 New Fairfield 244 274.1 75.8 88.9 Trumbull 542 278.8 81.2 93.9

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