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McDonough School

Public | 6-8 | 391 students

 

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Posted June 3, 2009

My children are attending this school. The teachers are great and they challenge their students!!! I highly recommend this school!!
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students46%
Female37%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%

Reading

All Students46%
Female49%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Writing

All Students51%
Female60%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English62%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students36%
Female35%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English46%

Reading

All Students43%
Female55%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students35%
Female55%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English46%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students28%
Female38%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English31%

Reading

All Students39%
Female43%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English47%

Science

All Students19%
Female31%
Male12%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities22%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English24%

Writing

All Students41%
Female44%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English52%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 81% 20%
Black 12% 13%
White 4% 61%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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111 Hillside Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
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