GreatSchools Ratings for Connecticut
In calculating these ratings, GreatSchools analyzed the 2008-2009 Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) reading, writing, math and science results for the school and compared them to the test results for all Connecticut schools with the same grade levels.
If there are no GreatSchools Ratings for a school, the school's test results were either not reported or incomplete. The different student groups are identified by the the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
Keep in mind that when comparing schools using GreatSchools Ratings, it's important to factor in other information, including the quality of each school's teachers, the school culture, special programs, etc.
GreatSchools Ratings cannot be compared across states, because of differences in the states' standardized testing programs.