The Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) has been used since 1985 to assess the performance of 6th students in reading, writing, and mathematics. The reading standards were based on the Degrees of Reading Power® test (DRP), which is designed to measure a student's ability to understand nonfiction English prose on a graduated scale of reading difficulty.
The Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) for grade school students measures studentsâ€™ proficiency in reading, writing, and math skills. It also indicates studentsâ€™ potential for academic success in their future. Adolescent education has been shown to be the most highly correlated with health outcomes because it is highly involved with childhood mental and behavioral health development1. Successful students in their adolescent years are also more likely to complete high school and college, giving them more opportunities to find better jobs and earn higher incomes, which also lead to better health outcomes2.
1 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America. http://www.commissiononhealth.org/LifeExperience.aspx
2 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America. http://www.commissiononhealth.org/Education.aspx
The data is pulled from the Connecticut Department of Education's Connecticut Education Data and Research (CEDAR) site (http://www.csde.state.ct.us/public/cedar/index.htm).