By: Melissa Bailey

City schools reported unprecedented gains in 10th grade test scores, calling this a “breakthrough year.”

The announcement came Tuesday, as the state reported the results of the 2008 Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT), which all 10th graders must take.

Education watchdogs cautioned that the gains, while encouraging, did not help close an achievement gap between city students and their counterparts across the state. The most dramatic results came from city charter schools, including Amistad High School, which outscored district students by 20 points.

Read more at the New Haven Independent website.