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The Connecticut Academic Performance Test. Third Generation Overview . CAPT Overview. Connecticut General Statutes sec. 10-14n Mandates Statewide Assessment Includes Grade 10 Public School Students Not Sole Criterion for Graduation, Promotion Certification of Mastery

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Capt overview
CAPT Overview

Connecticut General Statutes

  • sec. 10-14n

    • Mandates Statewide Assessment

    • Includes Grade 10 Public School Students

    • Not Sole Criterion for Graduation, Promotion

    • Certification of Mastery

    • On Permanent School Record, Transcript

  • sec. 10-223a

    • Include Results in Graduation Requirements



3 rd generation timeline all subjects

2004

2005

2006

2007

DevelopmentBegan

Items

Piloted

Items

Piloted

Live

March 5 - 30

3rd Generation TimelineAll Subjects

Measurement Incorporated ( MI) from Durham, NC holds the contract for CAPT 3rd Generation


Item development path

Option to

Revise orReject

3-year Process

Item Development Path



Mathematics sessions
Mathematics Sessions

  • Cover 2 standards each

  • May contain Linking Items

  • Starts with 4 Open Ended then all Grid-In

  • Items vary in difficulty, but do not get harder as you go further

  • Best to write something for every problem


Linking items
Linking Items

  • Linking items are items that are used on tests in subsequent years or generations in order to equate the results from year to year.

  • There are linking items in each discipline.

  • Results for these items are not counted towards individual student performance.


Changes for mathematics
Changes for Mathematics

New for the Third Generation:

  • Based on 2005 Connecticut Mathematics Framework

    Changes carried from the Second Generation:

  • Students Can Show Their Work ORExplain Their Reasoning

  • Two 75 minute Sessions


Science
Science

New for the Third Generation:

  • Based on 2004 Connecticut Science Framework

  • Performance Task Removed

    • No more kit delivery before CAPT

    • No longer a “one size fits all” lab exercise


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Science

  • Embedded Tasks Suggested

    • Context of lab and STS tasks used for open- ended questions that assess inquiry skills

    • One open-ended question per strand (total of 5)


Science

Scoring changes

  • A shift from 33% to 47 % of the assessment on inquiry skills

  • Inquiry skills assessed in both multiple choice and 5 open-ended items



Reading across the disciplines
Reading Across the Disciplines

RtL = independently scored by two readers


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Reading Across the Disciplines

Changes

Reading for Information

  • Every Other Paragraph Numbered in Articles


Writing across the disciplines
Writing Across the Disciplines

IW = independently scored by two readers


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Writing Across the Disciplines

Changes

Interdisciplinary Writing

  • Two Articles Per Task


Total score range
Total Score Range

Note: Scaled scores are computed differently for each discipline. Visit the CAPT Resources webpage to view the technical report for more information.


Visit ctreports com
Visit CTREPORTS.COM

Visit this site to find local, district and state data disaggregated and for the entire population and make comparisons within a generation and to other towns and high schools within Connecticut.


English language learners
English Language Learners

  • Enrolled > 10 Months in U.S. Public School Must Take All Parts of CAPT

  • Enrolled < 10 Monthsin U.S. Public School &

    Took Language Assessment Scales Are Exempted from Reading, Writing, Science – But Not Mathematics*

*A Federal rule through NCLB


Skills checklist
Skills Checklist

  • For Significantly Cognitively Impaired

  • Requires Intensive Individualized Instruction in Multiple Settings to Acquire, Maintain, or Generalize Skills Students Without Disabilities Typically Develop Outside of a School Setting

  • Instructional Program May Include Functional / Life Skills Component


Capt shown to be a predictor of future success
CAPT shown to be a Predictor of Future Success

Success is defined by:

  • Interest in College

  • Time Elapsed Before Starting College

  • Reduced Number of College Remediation Courses

  • Increased # of Credits Taken Per Semester

  • Number of College Courses Taken & Passed

  • College GPA

  • Attainment of Post-Secondary Degree

    Click for the study, First Steps: An Evaluation of the Success of Connecticut Students Beyond High School.


We must work together
We Must Work Together

CSDE FRAMEWORKS

Guide for content and instruction in Grades PK-12

CSDE

CMT/CAPT

Assessment of selected concepts and skills in Grades 3-8 and 10

STUDENT LEARNING

DISTRICT

Curriculum, instruction, and assessment guidelines


3 rd generation handbooks are available online
3rd Generation Handbooks Are Available Online

They are subject specific and include:

  • Changes

  • CAPT Standards

  • Test Blueprint

  • 10 Practical Teaching Strategies

  • Released Items

    Click here for access.


Make connections across subject areas

Reading

Writing

Using Evidence

Analyzing Information

Making Inferences

Using Data

Graphing

Real World Problems

Make Connections Across Subject Areas

CAPT Tasks for all disciplines include:

How can teachers support these threads in each and every content area?


Content area strategies
Content Area Strategies

Success is achieved throughYear-Long Quality Instructional Practices*

See your content area CAPT handbook for more information.


Contacts for questions
Contacts for Questions

Jennifer E. BorckEducation Consultant, Literacy

[email protected]

Mary Anne ButlerEducation Consultant, Science

[email protected]

Marlene M. LovanioEducation Consultant, [email protected]


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