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Research, Development and Testing

Assessment plays an important role in a child's education. From standardized tests to individual classroom assessments, students are constantly being evaluated in order for teachers to pinpoint areas of weakness and develop instructional strategies to target these areas. Although assessment is critical, it is not the most important piece of a child's educational career. Assessment results should be used in conjunction with classroom performance to truly determine a student's progress throughout their academic career.

Waterbury Public Schools is at the forefront of research and testing. Results from all standardized tests are analyzed to the student level. Individual results are uploaded to the central information system for more efficient record keeping. To date, student records reflect the following scores:

  • DIAL (Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning)
  • DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment)
  • CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test)
  • CMT (Connecticut Mastery Test)
  • CAPT (Connecticut Academic Performance Test)
  • PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)
  • SAT
  • AP (Advanced Placement) 
 
CONTACT:
 
Ms. Tara Battistoni, Supervisor
203-574-8283
Waterbury Public Schools
236 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 574-8000

Fax: (203) 574-8010