Test scores among tenth grade students at both Haddam-Killingworth and Nathan Hale-Ray high schools improved across the board in 2013 over last year, according to results released Tuesday.
H-K and Nathan Hale-Ray students taking the Connecticut Academic Performance Test improved in all four disciplines: math, science, writing and reading, with at least 83 percent being at or above the proficiency level in each area.
As an example, in H-K (also known as Region 17) 93.9 percent of students scored at or above the proficiency level in science, compared to 92.1 percent last year. Reading test scores saw a considerable jump at both schools, with Nathan Hale-Ray students scoring 90.6 percent in 2013, compared to 84.9 percent in 2012, and H-K students scoring 95.7 percent in 2013 versus 91.9 percent in 2012.
The state also released the latest Connecticut Mastery Test results, and those are broken down by grade and discipline. Click the link at the bottom of the article to view the results.
In a news release the state Department of Education said Connecticut students overall saw a hike in Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) scores, but a decline in the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) scores.
The CMTs are administered to all students from grade three to grade eight. Students are tested in math, reading and writing, and in middle school, they are tested in science as well.