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North Branford, CT 06471
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About the Test 

The CAPT (Connecticut Academic Performance Test) is a mandatory test given to all 10th grade students in the state of Connecticut. At North Branford High School, students must obtain a minimum score in all four areas of the CAPT as part of meeting graduation requirements. The CAPT measures student performance in four areas: mathematics, science, reading and writing. Student scores can fall into five different levels which are defined as Advanced, Goal, Proficient, Basic and Below Basic. At NBHS, students must score in the Proficient level or higher in each of the four content areas in order to meet graduation requirements.

More information about the CAPT test is available on the State of Connecticut Department of Education website: and click on Student Assessment.

Testing Schedule 

The test dates for the CAPT are largely dictated to school districts by the State Department of Education. Typically, the CAPT is administered during the first three weeks of March. As soon as the exact dates are decided upon, students and parents will receive a copy of the testing schedule.


What if I am absent for a section(s) of the test?

Make-up days will immediately follow the testing dates and students who were absent for any section of the test are able to make those sections up at that time.

What if I donít pass a section or sections of the CAPT?

Students will receive their scores on the CAPT at the beginning of their Junior year, so if they need to retake any of the sections they still have to opportunity to do so that following March.

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