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Truman School

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Posted September 6, 2010

La maestra de mi hijo hablaba un espa ol muy b sico y el primer lenguaje de mi hijo era el espa ol, fue dif cil la comunicaci n por que el espa ol de la maestra era muy malo (aunque ella siempre hizo su mejor esfuerzo) pero mi hijo no entend a el espa ol de la maestra, fue un poco frustrante, pero sin mayores consecuencias, este season escolar parece que sera bilingue de kinder hasta el 8. Esto es decisivo para ver si lo dejo aqu , o lo cambio, por que definitivamente quiero que mi hijo hable ingles y espa ol a la perfecci n,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2010

i love love love love it annd i just made a comment and no one commented so i dont care
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

Unfortunately, the teachers (enthusiastic or otherwise) are at a serious disadvantage at Truman due to the overwhelming number of students that do not speak English as a first language. Teachers should not be expected to fulfill curriculum requirements AND teach basic English language at the same time. All parties are losing out...and we're taking our son elsewhere before he gets lost in the shuffle.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 83% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%
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 84% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
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 84% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
8%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
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 Students29%
Female33%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English48%

Reading

All Students22%
Female33%
Male13%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic21%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities23%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English43%

Writing

All Students59%
Female76%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English91%
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 Students84%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students38%
Femalen/a
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%

Writing

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students71%
Female65%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Reading

All Students48%
Female52%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic45%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%

Science

All Students54%
Female48%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students78%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Writing

All Students66%
Femalen/a
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
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 Students57%
Female55%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students60%
Female64%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
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 Students43%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%

Reading

All Students54%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Science

All Students36%
Femalen/a
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Writing

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
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 76% 20%
Black 21% 13%
White 2% 61%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: (203) 946-8607

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