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East Windsor CMT and CAPT Scores Released

School officials see growth and improvement in some areas.

 

East Windsor Public school officials said they are very excited with the growth and improvement in scores from last year.

Grades 4, 6 and 8 demonstrated significant improvement. Each of the aforementioned grade scores met or exceeded the state average, officials said in a press release.

Grade 3 scores continue to be of concern and point to the need to improve the early literacy skills of our students. Therefore, the district will submit the Alliance District Grant application for the addition of three reading teachers, Superintendent of Schools Theresa M. Kane said in a press release.

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These new positions, in addition to the current reading teacher, will be assigned to grades K through 3. The Alliance District Grant is for $168,335 and is awarded to the 30 lowest performing districts in the state.

 Although there is a need for continued improvement, the turnaround efforts implemented in the 2011-2012 school year are working, Kane said. With the implementation of the new district Strategic Plan, additional strides are expected in the 2012-2013 school year.

 

In releasing the CMT and CAPT test scores for individual districts this year, the state Department of Education said that CMT scores _  given to students in grades 3 through 8 _ improved incrementally while CAPT performance _ administered to 10th-graders and required for graduation _ was mixed.

"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," the department said in a news release. "As compared to 2011, performance increased slightly in writing, remained relatively constant in science and reading, and decreased in mathematics."

According to East Windsor school officials the CMT and CAPT scores show:

Grade 3

Mathematics proficient and above a decrease from last year from 76.3 to 72.9
Reading proficient and above a decrease from last year from 74.2 to 67.9

Grade 4

Mathematics proficient and above an increase over last year by 11 percentage points

Reading proficient and above an increase over last year by 22 percentage points

Writing increased by 9 percentage points

85.7 fourth grades met state goal (proficiency)

Matched cohort of 84 third to fourth graders proficient and above increased by 10 percentage points in mathematics and 11 percentage points in Reading.

The fourth graders performed at or exceeded the state performance average.

Significantly higher in reading over the state average by 18.3 percentage points.

Grade 5

Mathematics proficient and above decreased from last year by 10 percentage points.

Reading proficient and above decreased from last year by 4 percentage points

Matched comparison of 77 students showed a decrease in mathematics and increase in reading by 1 percentage point.

Grade 6

Mathematics decreased by 3 percentage points proficient and above

Reading increased by 3 percentage points proficient and above

A matched comparison of 87 sixth graders showed an increase in reading by 24 percentage points and 4 percentage points in mathematics

Grade 6 students exceeded the state average in each of the three tested areas.

Grade 7

Mathematics decreased by 5 percentage points

Reading increased by 2 percentage points proficient or above

A matched comparison of 82 seventh graders showed an increase of 9 percentage points in reading and 13 percentage points in writing

Grade 8

Mathematics proficient or above increased by 12 percentage points with 90.8 % meeting state goal (proficiency)

Reading increased by 10 percentage points and writing increased by 16 percentage points with 90% meeting state goal

Science – 93 percent of our middle school students met proficiency or above; an increase of 14 percentage points over the 2011.

Grade 8 exceeds the state average in reading by 10 percentage points

 

East Windsor CMT test scores

Grade 3 Math % At/Above Goal Math % At/Above Proficiency Reading % At/Above Goal Reading % At/Above Proficiency Writing % At/Above Goal Writing % At/Above Proficiency 2011 54.3 75.5 55.3 73.4 48.4 76.8 2012 45.3 73.3 48.2 67.1 50.6 78.7 State 2012 66.8 85.8 59.2 74.5 62.7 83.2 Grade 4





2011 58.6 74.7 50.0 60.2 50.0 80.4 2012 71.7 84.8 66.3 81.5 67.4 88.0 State 2012 68.2 85.8 64.1 78.3 65.3 83.7 Grade 5





2011 64.4 84.6  52.0 61.8 34.2 67.6 2012 56.5 75.3 50.6 64.7 51.7 77.5 State 2012 71.8 85.7 67.7 79.7
68.1 88.5 Grade 6





2011 65.6 90.0 66.3 82.0 38.1 66.0 2012 69.9 88.2 75.8 86.8 53.5 76.8 State 2012 69.5  
87.2 74.2 84.8 67.5 84.9 Grade 7





2011 74.4 91.9 88.4 91.9 48.4 75.8 2012 56.0 85.7 80.9 92.1 62.8 81.9 State 2012 68.3 86.7 79.9 87.4 65.6 83.9 Grade 8





2011 51.6 75.8 66.7
75.6 48.4 71.6 2012 67.8 90.8 79.3 87.4 68.9 90.0 State 2012 67.4 87.1 76.8 86.2 68.4 86.2

East Windsor CAPT Scores

The full results and comparisons of the scores:


Percent at/above goal, math Percent at/above proficiency, math Percent at/above goal, science Percent at/above proficiency, science Percent at/above goal, reading Percent at/above proficiency, reading Percent at/above goal, writing Percent at/above proficiency, writing 2011 41.0 83.1 41.2 75.3 28.6 70.2 54.1 85.9 2012 36.9 66.0 36.1 71.3 37.9 68.0 51.4 83.2 2012 state average 49.3 78.8 47.3 80.2 47.5 80.9 63.1 88.8

The entire CMT and CAPT scores report from the state is attached to this article as a PDF.

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