CAPT Scores: Stratford Schools Below State Average

Stratford's two high schools scored below the state average in all four categories.

Stratford high school students did not perform as well as other tenth-graders in the state on the 2012 Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT).

In fact, they scored below the state average in all four categories -- math, science, reading and writing -- of the standardized test.

Compared to 2011, students improved scores in reading and writing. In science, however, scores dropped 3.4 points for an average of 250.9, nearly 10 points below the state average.

students did not improve in any category compared to last year's scores.

About 600 Stratford high school tenth-graders took the CAPT in 2012.

Full results for all schools and districts can be found here.

Math Science Reading Writing State Average '11 255.9
260.6 244.8 264.9 State Average '12 255.3 260.3 245.8 266.7 Stratford High '11 254.8 254.3 236.0 256.7 Stratford High '12 251.9 250.9 241.4 258.6 Bunnell High '11 257.2 255.2 243.0 273.4 Bunnell High '12 254.8 255.0 241.9 264.3
Dom DeCicco July 25, 2012 at 04:27 AM
Remember, the authors herein were helpful in passing their methodologies on to the Nazi SS. The field of Eugenics went underground for a while after the horrors of the Nazi atrocities were exposed; however, their practices are very much up and running and now extend from the field of genetics to the philosophical ramblings of bioethicists – you know the ones who now determine what is ethical and what is not in life or death issues so to protect the hospitals when they choose to terminate services to those deemed unworthy or, in their words, a non-person. It’s not about calculus, philosophy, art, or even culture. It’s about conditioning the herd for subservience. It is their children who will be granted stewardship of the version of social democracy they have structured, which will be nothing less than a plutocratic wasteland for the rest. Again, as always, don’t take it from me; spend some time and read it in their words folks. Our schools fail because they are supposed to. In my opinion, to blame any particular stooge at the bottom would be misdirected. They are simply the tools being manipulated to maintain course. http://www.eugenicsarchive.org/html/eugenics/static/themes/14.html
Mark R July 25, 2012 at 02:34 PM
The teachers should start teaching better. These results are pathetic. Are these kids borderline illterate? How embarassing for Stratford.
Richard McCarthy July 25, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Well at least superintendent Cornish will have a six figure retirement income and not have to worry about this anymore. She is leaving the education system in great shape.Thank you stratford, pensions keep escalating and driving our taxes!!! Maybe we can hire another high priced superintendent.
Olivia N Gombar July 25, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Do these scores suggest that the longer students attend Stratford's public schools, the less educated they become? Seems to be the case when elementary students "make the grade" while high school students score "below state average." Should be the other way around. The longer a student attends school, the MORE educated he or she becomes, in my opinion.
George Bernard Shaw July 25, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Number magic. Instead of suspending a student, you ignore what happened and suddenly the school becomes safer-- by using number magic.


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