Connecticut Academic Performance Test. Spotlight on Assessment University of Connecticut Neag School of Education March 28, 2008. Connecticut Academic Performance Test. The purposes of the CAPT are to:
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Connecticut Academic Performance Test
Spotlight on Assessment
University of Connecticut
Neag School of Education
March 28, 2008
The purposes of the CAPT are to:
Generation of the test – time period when the skills and knowledge assessed by the test and the test design are consistent across years.
First Generation: 1995 – 2000
Second Generation: 2001 – 2006
Third Generation: 2007 - ?
Response to Literature
Reading for Information
Interdisciplinary Writing, Session 1 and 2
Editing & Revising
Who must take the test?
Who scores the test?
Are any alternate assessments available?
What reports are issued from the test?
What additional CAPT resources are available?
Go to www.ct.gov/sde
First Steps” An Evaluation of the Success of CT Students Beyond High School (Coelen and Berger, 2006)
The Board of Governors of Higher Education shall establish a program to provide scholarships for attendance at public institutions of higher education for students who perform on the tenth grade state-wide mastery examination pursuant to section 10-14n of the 2008 supplement to the general statues and in high school. Under the program, each student who (1) scores in the top twenty-five percent of students in such student’s school district on all of the components of such mastery examination, as determined by the Commissioner of Education, and (2) had at least a “B” average in high school shall receive a scholarship in the amount that equals the sum of the tuition and fees charged by the public institution of higher education at which the student is accepted and enrolls. (to be effective July 1, 2008)
AYP Status for 2007
• Of 805 elementary and middle schools, 265 did not make AYP – an improvement over last year’s 290.
• Of Connecticut’s 182 public high schools, 50 did not make AYP – 10 more than last year.
• Of the state’s 171 school districts, 32 did not make AYP – the same as in 2006.
See 2007 No Child Left Behind press release for further information.