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Dolan School

Public | 6-8 | 553 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted April 18, 2005

My sixth grader has had a wonderful experience at Dolan this year. What a relief for a slightly nervous new middle school parent! The teachers are involved, the administration is caring and the discipline concept seems appropriate. The principal seems to know most of the children--which is rare in a middle school. We love Dolan.
—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 70% in 2012.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
53%

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 68% in 2012.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
76%
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 67% in 2012.

170 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

170 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
81%
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 Students74%
Female70%
Male77%
Black59%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students66%
Female62%
Male70%
Black59%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students52%
Female62%
Male44%
Black38%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English58%
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 Students63%
Female57%
Male68%
Black47%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Writing

All Students48%
Female48%
Male47%
Black33%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
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 Students57%
Female49%
Male64%
Black41%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Reading

All Students68%
Female68%
Male69%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
Black36%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%

Writing

All Students67%
Female75%
Male60%
Black39%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
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
Hispanic 37% 19%
White 37% 62%
Black 23% 13%
Asian 3% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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