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Plainfield Memorial School

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Posted April 1, 2005

This is a classic example of a school which does more with less. Every year the town budget undergoes extensive cuts to maintain a Mill Rate that acceptable to the towns people. As with any town, the school budget is the largest chunk of the budget. With the state in the disorder that it is, state funding has been cut, and therefore the cost of the budget is placed on the backs of the residents. Until the state undergoes property tax reform and gets out of the Red, small towns such as Plainfield will continue to suffer the struggles of budget restraints. Some how the school system in Plainfield manages to improve on a yearly basis. Always going foward and never looking back, I am proud to say that my sons and daughters will attend Plainfield Public Schools.
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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 68% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students62%
Female63%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Reading

All Students55%
Female52%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Writing

All Students54%
Female56%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students69%
Female66%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Reading

All Students56%
Female54%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students60%
Female54%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%

Writing

All Students51%
Female61%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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
White 87% 62%
Hispanic 5% 19%
Black 4% 13%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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95 Canterbury Rd
Plainfield, CT 06374
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