Overall Stonington’s student performance on the Connecticut Mastery Tests improved from 2006.
On Thursday, the state released the results of the March 2012 CMT that were given to students in grades third through eighth. In September students and parents or guardians will receive individual test results.
Students were tested in math, reading, writing in grades three through eight and also in science in grades five and eight. In each area student performance is divided into: below basic, basic proficient, goal and advanced.
The state uses 2006 as a baseline to measures results throughout the state.
In Stonington the results showed:
In grade three the number of students reaching the at or above proficiency level increased in reading, mathematics and writing from 2006.
Among fourth graders results increased in all three subjects.
In grade five the number of students reaching at or above proficiently level increased in math, reading and writing.
In grade six the number of students reaching at or above proficiently level increased in math and writing but fell in reading.
In grade seven the number of students reaching at or above proficiently level increased in reading, stayed the same in math and decreased in writing.
In grade eight the number of students reaching at or above proficiently increased in all three subjects.
Here are the 2012 results for Stonington Public School students broken down by grade:
Math Goal %
Math Proficient %
Reading Goal %
Reading Proficient %
Writing Goal %
Writing Proficient %
Science Goal %
Science Proficient %
Grade 3 74 88.8 74.1 84.3 69.2 87.8 n/a n/a Grade 4 71.5 87.8 72.2 86.4 68 87.6 n/a n/a Grade 5 77.1 90.6 76.2 86 69.1 85.7 73.7 88 Grade 6 75.1 93 75.1 87.6 70 91.1 n/a n/a Grade 7 75.3 88.8 84.4 93.3 64.7 81.8 n/a n/a Grade 8 67.5 92.1 81.2 88.6 73.4 91.3 69.4 88.8
Approximately 250,000 students across the state took the CMT and overall student performance improved from in the early grades but declined in the later grades.
"We’re pleased to see that there are signs of progress in our schools,” Stefan Pryor, Connecticut Commissioner of Education said. “That said—while schools are moving more students into Proficient- and Goal-level performance, significant gaps in achievement continue between economically disadvantaged students and their peers. So there is reason for optimism regarding our system’s ability to advance, as well as cause for continuing concern. We need to work together to implement the reforms and initiatives we’ve recently launched in order to build on areas of progress and remedy the persistent problems in our schools.