Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) scores, released this morning, show elementary and middle school students gaining at nearly every level for 2009.
The CMT is administered to students in grades three through eight every March and tests math, reading, writing and science. This year the 15 school districts Connecticut has identified as low-achieving all showed improvement on the CMTs.
“Our students are performing better each year, but challenges remain,” Education Commissioner Mark K. McQuillan said in announcing the scores.
Tenth graders, however, turned in a less than stellar performance, with scores dropping slightly in writing, math and science. Students in 10th grade take the Connecticut Academic Performance Test, not the CMT.
Merritt, Grace E. Scores Show Improvement Statewide On Connecticut Mastery Test. Hartford Courant. 29 July 2009.