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Norwalk 10th Grade CAPT Scores Often Show Slip From Previous Years

Compared to school systems around the region, Norwalk was behind the pack.

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Norwalk tenth-graders Connecticut Academic Performance Test often showed Proficiency and Goal percentage losses, but would occasionally see gains in the Average Scale Score, according to numbers published Thursday at CTReports.com.

Across the board, Norwalk's scores were behind the Connecticut average and did not follow a statewide trend of improvement overall but slight setbacks from the immediately preceding year.

City-wide, by Subject

In Science, less that 35-percent of students were meeting the citywide standards set, and less than three-quarters were at proficiency. Science suffered losses from both the previous year and from 2007.

GroupYearScience Total Science Number TestedAverage Scale Score% At/Above Goal% At/Above Proficiency State 2007 42036 256.9 44.5 81.4   2011 41037 260.6 47.2 81.7   2012 40928 260.3 47.3 80.2 Norwalk 2007 786 247.1 35.0 76.6   2011 756 245.4 32.9 72.4   2012 780 244.3 32.4 71.9

In the subject of Mathematics, students improved the scale score from the 2007 number, but lost proficiency and goal percentages from the previous years

GroupYearMathematics Total Mathematics Number TestedAverage Scale Score% At/Above Goal% At/Above Proficiency State 2007 41971 250.0 45.3 77.3   2011 39972 255.9 49.6 80.3   2012 39756 255.3 49.3 78.8 Norwalk 2007 786 237.2 32.2 68.6   2011 762 242.9 35.2 72.8   2012 766 240.6 32.5 69.7

Reading took a heavy hit, falling behind the starting proficiency mark set in 2007, but making slight gains from the 2007 Goal. Points were still lost from the previous year.

GroupYearReading Across the Disciplines Total Reading Number TestedAverage Scale Score% At/Above Goal% At/Above Proficiency State 2007 42064 242.9 45.5 79.7   2011 40035 244.8 44.8 81.9   2012 39985 245.8 47.5 80.9 Norwalk 2007 791 234.6 36.3 76.6   2011 760 239.1 39.6 75.9   2012 771 235.2 36.8 74.4

And in Writing, though the numbers were returned slightly lower than the previous year, Norwalk tenth-graders showed improvements from the 2007 Goal and Proficiency numbers.

GroupYearWriting Across the Disciplines Total Writing Number TestedAverage Scale Score% At/Above Goal% At/Above Proficiency State 2007 41557 250.1 53.0 82.3   2011 40718 264.9 61.3 88.6   2012 40703 266.7 63.1 88.8 Norwalk 2007 776 240.9 41.2 80.5   2011 752 254.9 51.1 85.2   2012 762 255.0 52.5 84.8

By High School

Breaking down the numbers by School, showed improvements to the Goal percentages, even when they displayed losses in overall proficiency. 

By District

GroupYearMathematics Total Mathematics Number TestedAverage Scale Score% At/Above Goal% At/Above Proficiency Norwalk High School 2007 374 242.6 36.9 70.6   2011 352 245.7 36.9 75.0   2012 357 242.3 33.6 71.1 Brien Mcmahon Hs 2007 378 236.7 30.2 71.2   2011 386 244.4 35.2 74.4   2012 395 240.5 32.4 69.9 Briggs High School 2007 31 180.2 0.0 16.1   2011 - - - -   2012 - - - - GroupYearScience Total Science Number TestedAverage Scale Score% At/Above Goal% At/Above Proficiency Norwalk High School 2007 375 249.5 37.3 77.6   2011 351 244.0 33.0 71.8   2012 358 247.0 34.4 72.9 Brien Mcmahon Hs 2007 378 249.0 35.4 80.4   2011 389 248.5 33.9 75.1   2012 402 244.2 31.8 73.4 Briggs High School 2007 28 196.7 0.0 21.4   2011 - - - -   2012 - - - - GroupYearReading Across the Disciplines Total Reading Number TestedAverage Scale Score% At/Above Goal% At/Above Proficiency Norwalk High School 2007 378 242.8 45.5 82.3   2011 351 241.8 42.5 76.4   2012 356 233.7 33.4 75.6 Brien Mcmahon Hs 2007 378 232.3 30.4 77.2   2011 383 240.5 39.4 78.9   2012 397 238.6 41.1 75.1 Briggs High School 2007 30 174.6 0.0 6.7   2011 - - - -   2012 - - - - GroupYearWriting Across the Disciplines Total Writing Number TestedAverage Scale Score% At/Above Goal% At/Above Proficiency Norwalk High School 2007 377 245.2 45.6 82.8   2011 345 262.3 58.0 87.8   2012 347 261.1 54.8 88.8 Brien Mcmahon Hs 2007 377 240.0 39.3 82.0   2011 389 250.9 46.5 85.1   2012 399 251.7 52.6 83.0 Briggs High School 2007 - - - -   2011 - - - -   2012 - - - -

Compared to other districts regionally, Norwalk finished behind its neighbors in almost every instance.

GroupYearMathematics Total Mathematics Number TestedAverage Scale Score% At/Above Goal% At/Above Proficiency State 2007 41971 250.0 45.3 77.3   2011 39972 255.9 49.6 80.3   2012 39756 255.3 49.3 78.8 Darien 2007 315 287.6 79.0 97.5   2011 322 294.6 87.6 97.5   2012 331 287.4 82.5 96.4 Greenwich 2007 671 276.9 70.8 89.7   2011 688 278.5 71.9 92.3   2012 642 279.9 70.9 91.4 New Canaan 2007 285 291.5 86.0 97.2   2011 349 291.4 86.0 98.3   2012 333 289.9 83.8 98.2 Norwalk 2007 786 237.2 32.2 68.6   2011 762 242.9 35.2 72.8   2012 766 240.6 32.5 69.7 Ridgefield 2007 439 289.0 82.0 97.5   2011 416 292.5 88.0 98.8   2012 455 289.8 83.7 98.2 Stamford 2007 1010 231.9 27.3 63.3   2011 1105 242.4 37.7 68.9   2012 1077 243.8 38.3 69.6 Weston 2007 205 286.0 79.0 98.5   2011 201 291.8 86.1 98.5   2012 187 289.2 84.5 96.8 Wilton 2007 326 291.4 85.0 96.6   2011 311 291.0 83.6 97.1   2012 300 290.9 81.7 97.7 GroupYear

 

Science

Total Science Number TestedAverage Scale Score% At/Above Goal% At/Above Proficiency State 2007 42036 256.9 44.5 81.4   2011 41037 260.6 47.2 81.7   2012 40928 260.3 47.3 80.2 Darien 2007 312 287.0 71.8 97.8   2011 326 292.5 76.4 96.3   2012 331 288.7 73.1 95.2 Greenwich 2007 670 274.5 61.8 91.9   2011 693 279.7 62.8 93.1   2012 652 284.9 66.6 92.8 New Canaan 2007 286 293.3 80.1 97.6   2011 352 287.9 72.2 96.9   2012 336 293.9 78.9 97.6 Norwalk 2007 786 247.1 35.0 76.6   2011 756 245.4 32.9 72.4   2012 780 244.3 32.4 71.9 Ridgefield 2007 438 292.1 77.6 98.6   2011 418 289.8 77.5 97.1   2012 456 296.7 80.0 99.1 Stamford 2007 995 240.6 27.5 71.1   2011 1135 248.1 35.0 75.5   2012 1127 244.8 33.5 72.7 Weston 2007 206 304.6 84.5 98.5   2011 203 295.4 82.8 99.5   2012 187 299.7 83.4 100.0 Wilton 2007 327 288.6 73.4 96.9   2011 307 296.7 81.4 97.7   2012 302 299.3 81.5

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Reading Across the Disciplines

Total Reading Number TestedAverage Scale Score% At/Above Goal% At/Above Proficiency State 2007 42064 242.9 45.5 79.7   2011 40035 244.8 44.8 81.9   2012 39985 245.8 47.5 80.9 Darien 2007 314 271.7 73.9 96.2   2011 322 280.1 82.6 99.4   2012 332 272.8 75.0 97.0 Greenwich 2007 668 271.2 71.0 93.4   2011 687 266.0 67.0 93.2   2012 648 269.8 70.8 93.5 New Canaan 2007 287 275.2 75.3 97.2   2011 350 282.7 82.0 98.6   2012 334 293.9 88.9 98.5 Norwalk 2007 791 234.6 36.3 76.6   2011 760 239.1 39.6 75.9   2012 771 235.2 36.8 74.4 Ridgefield 2007 438 282.9 84.0 99.1   2011 416 285.1 81.0 98.6   2012 457 282.2 81.0 96.9 Stamford 2007 993 233.4 33.7 75.6   2011 1102 234.7 34.0 79.2   2012 1085 231.4 33.3 73.3 Weston 2007 204 275.2 76.5 98.0   2011 199 282.9 84.9 98.5   2012 186 280.3 86.0 98.9 Wilton 2007 325 281.1 80.9 97.2   2011 315 278.7 78.7 97.5   2012 302 277.3 80.5 97.0 GroupYearWriting Across the Disciplines Total Writing Number TestedAverage Scale Score% At/Above Goal% At/Above Proficiency State 2007 41557 250.1 53.0 82.3   2011 40718 264.9 61.3 88.6   2012 40703 266.7 63.1 88.8 Darien 2007 307 276.1 81.1 95.8   2011 325 305.9 90.8 98.8   2012 331 300.2 90.9 98.5 Greenwich 2007 668 274.5 76.2 93.0   2011 695 290.4 81.9 94.8   2012 650 299.9 84.2 96.5 New Canaan 2007 286 279.5 85.7 96.5   2011 352 301.3 90.3 99.1   2012 335 306.6 93.1 98.5 Norwalk 2007 776 240.9 41.2 80.5   2011 752 254.9 51.1 85.2   2012 762 255.0 52.5 84.8 Ridgefield 2007 438 284.5 87.4 98.4   2011 419 298.9 91.2 98.8   2012 458 309.5 93.9 98.9 Stamford 2007 990 233.8 35.3 72.5   2011 1121 255.7 52.2 87.3   2012 1116 254.2 51.9 86.4 Weston 2007 205 280.1 82.0 95.6   2011 202 301.0 90.6 100.0   2012 186 303.0 93.0 100.0 Wilton 2007 326 284.3 86.8 97.5   2011 316 307.6 90.2 99.1   2012 304 305.5 93.1 99.3

Stay tuned next week, when we break down the elementary CMA test numbers for you.

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