Test scores among tenth grade students at both East Hampton and Portland high schools for the most part improved in 2013 over last year, according to results released Tuesday.
In a news release the state Department of Education said Connecticut students overall saw a hike in Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) scores, but a decline in the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) scores.
Locally, the results are a bit better. In East Hampton, the number of students who scored at or above the proficiency level went up in math, science and reading disciplines. The results dipped in writing, however, with 95.9 percent of students at or above proficiency in 2013 versus 96 percent in 2012.
In Portland, test scores at or above proficiency in math and science also went up, with reading being exactly the same as in 2012 (90.5 percent). Like East Hampton, the writing category went down although substantially among Portland High School tenth graders: 90.9 percent in 2013 versus 95.2 percent in 2012.
While CMTs were overall better if not the same as in 2012, there were a few areas where the scores dipped. For example, results in math among seventh graders in East Hampton dropped from 98.1 percent proficiency in 2012 to 92.6 percent in 2013. In another case in Portland, 98.2 percent of sixth-grade students scored at the proficiency level in 2012, versus 97.6 percent in 2013.
The CMTs are administered to all students from grade three to grade eight. Students are tested in math, reading and writing, and in middle school, they are tested in science as well.