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Wilton Sophomores Do Well on State Test

WILTON, Conn. – Wilton 10th-graders continued to score well above the state average, according to Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) results released Tuesday.

In mathematics, Wilton's average scale score was 291.0 compared to the state average of 255.9. Wilton students also outperformed the state average when it came to being at or above goal and proficiency levels. Nearly all Wilton students, 97.1 percent, scored at or above proficiency; 83.6 percent scored at or above goal.

And more than half, 53.1 percent, placed in the advanced range. That represents a slight drop from 2010, when 53.4 percent of Wilton sophomores earned advanced scores.

In science, Wilton students earned an average scale score of 296.7 vs. 260.6 in the state. At or above science proficiency scores were 97.7 percent; 81.4 percent were at or above goal. Again more than half, 53.7 percent, scored in the advanced range, which represents another slight decrease from 54.8 in 2010.

Students fared just as well in reading and writing across the disciplines tests, with larger numbers earning advanced scores in both areas.

Wilton's average scale score in reading was 278.7 compared to the state average of 244.8. Students at or above proficiency were 97.5 percent, with 78.7 percent at or above goal. Just under half, 49.2 percent, earned scores in the advanced range. Last year, 43.1 percent of Wilton students placed in the advanced range in reading tests.

Wilton tenth-graders earned an average scale score of 307.6 in the writing test as opposed to 264.9 across the state. Students at or above proficiency totaled 99.1 percent, with 90.2 percent at or above goal. Most impressively, in writing, 69 percent of Wilton students placed in the advanced range. In 2010, 65.8 percent earned advanced scores.

The CAPT test is administered annually to high school sophomores across Connecticut. It tests math, reading, writing and science and is used by the federal government to measure yearly progress through the No Child Left Behind law. The CAPT has five levels of performance for each content area: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, Goal and Advanced.

The Connecticut Mastery Tests for grades 3-8 will be released by the State Department of Education on Wednesday morning.

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