Thursday, March 30th (Modified Day F)
Special Schedule for SCIENCE CAPT Testing
Period 4 7:30 – 8:14 AM
Period 1 8:19 – 9:02 AM
Period 2 9:07 – 9:52 AM (includes Announcements)
Period 7 9:57 – 10:41 AM
Period 8 10:46 – 11:30 AM
Lunch will be available for 10th Grade students from 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Students will then report to their assigned testing locations
On Thursday March 30, 2017, New Canaan High School will administer the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) in Science to all tenth grade students. This mandatory test for all Connecticut’s tenth grade students is given in two subtests, each 65 minutes in length. Additionally, it is the first opportunity for students to meet an NCHS graduation requirement in science. Tenth grade students who are absent from test sessions will be scheduled to make up the exam upon their return to school. This is the only State-mandated assessment that students take in tenth grade.
For the first time on CAPT, the State will utilize online technology in place of traditional paper–and-pencil for the assessment. We plan to leverage our BYOD environment in order to maximize our testing capabilities and complete the assessments with the minimal disruption to our students’ education. To that end, during March members from our information technology department will be visiting sophomore classrooms to assist students with installing a secure browser that is necessary for testing on their devices. Once this has been installed, students should maintain the browser on their devices until they have completed testing, after which it may be deleted. A student whose device experiences a problem on the day of the test will be directed to another location where a device will be available.
NCHS will run a special schedule on this day with shortened classes meeting for all students from 7:30-11:30 AM. Tenth grade students will then be given time to eat lunch before reporting to their testing locations at 12: 00PM. Students will complete the assessment through 2:05PM. All students not scheduled to take the exam (ninth, eleventh and twelfth graders) may leave school at the time of the 11:30 dismissal. Buses, however, will continue to run only at 2:05, the scheduled school dismissal time. To protect the integrity of the testing environment, those students not testing who remain on campus should report to the cafeteria or library if they are not working directly with a teacher. It will also be important that students not testing be off our wireless network so that it can sustain the more than 300 sophomores testing.
If you are the parent or guardian of a tenth grade student, please discuss the importance of this assessment with your son/daughter. A good night’s sleep can go a long way in helping your son/daughter perform well. In addition, I have spoken with the teachers and asked them to curtail homework and tests/quizzes in order to help students relax and focus while taking these important assessments. If you have any questions regarding the CAPT or our schedule on these days, please contact Larry Sullivan, CAPT Testing Coordinator, at (203) 594-4677 or email@example.com.