Below are some helpful documents. All are PDF files .
In March all grade 10 students are required by the State of Connecticut to take the CAPT. This test is one of the measurements for our compliance with the national No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act and is a requirement for graduation from Trumbull High School.
Information about this test can be found on the Connecticut State Department of Education website.
The purposes of the CAPT Program are to:
set high expectations and standards for student achievement on a comprehensive range of important skills and knowledge;
emphasize the application and integration of skills and knowledge in realistic contexts;
promote better instruction and curriculum by providing useful test achievement information about students, schools, and districts; and
provide an expanded measure of accountability for all levels of Connecticut’s education system up to and including high school. The CAPT assesses and reports on student performance in four areas: Mathematics, Reading Across the Disciplines (based on a Response to Literature test and a Reading for Information test),Writing Across the Disciplines (based on two Interdisciplinary Writing tests and an Editing & Revising test), and Science.The CAPT requires more from students than other traditional tests.While traditional assessments typically measure what students know, the CAPT uses state-of-the-art assessment techniques, such as performance tasks, to also measure what students can do with what they know.The CAPT measures students’ abilities to apply what they have learned in school to situations they may face throughout their lives.