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2011 CAPT Results From State Education Department

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ An annual test for Connecticut high school sophomores shows those from low-income homes are making noteworthy progress in reading, science, math and writing.

But the Connecticut Academic Performance Test results released Tuesday also show that in general, reading scores across the board for the Class of 2013 dipped slightly compared with the previous year’s sophomores.

Acting Education Commissioner George Coleman says he’s pleased by the continuing improvement in math and writing, but calls the flat performance in science and writing “disconcerting.”

Districts use CAPT results to track the progress of individual students and to assess whether their schools meet performance goals, including the federal No Child Left Behind law.

Results of a separate assessment, the Connecticut Mastery Test, are due later this week.

It’s given to students in third through eighth grades.

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