By: Melissa Bailey
ophomores at the city’s environmental-themed charter school caught up to and exceeded district scores, as sophomores across the city improved on standardized tests.
That analysis emerged Monday, as schools crunched numbers from the Connecticut Academic Performance Test, which the state released Friday. The test is required for all 10th graders in public schools in the state, including charter schools.
A total of 1,165 students in the New Haven Public School district took the test. Overall, they—like their counterparts statewide—showed incremental improvement. Overall, district students improved between 1 and 8 points—in the percentage of kids performing “at goal” on science, reading and writing. Districtwide, scores fell slightly, from 13.6 to 13.3 percent, on math.