"A teacher affects eternity; he can
never tell where his influence stops."
- Henry Brooks Adams
Effective measurement is critical to understanding how Hartford’s students are performing and the District is progressing on its improvement plans. Achieve Hartford! provides perspective on student achievement data and school performance information in an effort to increase transparency as well as provide all community stakeholders with up to date academic information on the Hartford Public Schools. Through effective use of data and analysis, we work to hold the District – and the community – accountable for the ongoing improvement in Hartford’s schools.
Each year in July, the Connecticut State Department of Education releases the results of the standardized tests administered to students in the 3rd through 8th grades (the Connecticut Mastery Test or CMT) and the 10th grade (the Connecticut Academic Performance Test or CAPT). These two tests assess how well students in Connecticut are reaching the standards of achievement that have been established by the State Board of Education, and how students are progressing over time. The aggregated information also serves as the primary assessment vehicle to determine how schools and districts are performing across the State. Hartford uses the data derived from the CMT and CAPT tests to assess a large part of its performance.
In 2010, the school District has produced another year of solid gains. A third straight year of gains confirms the positive trend of improvement we have seen from Hartford’s schools since the 2007 school year. The results are a clear indication that reform strategies implemented are making a real difference, and protecting the momentum of the reform must remain a priority.
The links below provide deeper analysis and perspective on Hartford’s most recent assessment information.
2010 CMT and CAPT information: 2009 CMT Statistics:
For more Achieve Hartford! issued publications such as Hartford Public School District Strategic Profile and School Governance Council Evaluation please see Research and Publications.