The Connecticut Mastery Tests (CMT) and the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT), will be administered in accordance with the state testing window set to begin on Monday March 4th, 2013. See attached .pdf attachments.
The school system suggests parent help their children perform more successfully in school, as well as on these tests, by:
- Making sure your child is present and on time for school on each day of testing;
- Making sure if your child wears reading glasses, that they are in school on all testing days;
- Getting your child a good night’s rest each night before a test;
- Making sure your child eats a nutritious breakfast each morning;
- Trying to ensure that your child has a calm start to the school day before testing;
- Setting high expectations for your child, so that your child knows that you think the tests are important;
- Encouraging your child to work for the full time allowed on each test;
- Letting your child know that there is no reason to be anxious or scared; you will be proud, as long as the results represent his or her best effort.
Last year, results showed that Shelton's CAPT scores were among the highest in the Valley, but 6th and 8th graders turned in lower CMT scores across the board compared to 2011.