CAPT

CAPT

 Students may demonstrate this level of proficiency in the following ways:

1. If a student meets state goal, or demonstrates proficiency (band three) on the CAPT,

he/she will automatically meet the graduation requirement for performance in the

related academic area. (i.e., English, mathematics, science, and social studies)

Or

2. If a student achieves a score equivalent to the state average on the mathematics

and/or verbal sections of the SAT or the science SAT II he/she will automatically

meet the graduation requirement for performance in the related area.

Or

3. Students who do not meet the standards as noted may demonstrate the required

level of proficiency through a portfolio review process in any of the subjects in

question. The portfolio review process must occur prior to the beginning of the student's

senior year. A team of assessors will review each student portfolio.

Or

4. Students who fail to demonstrate the required level of performance through the

portfolio process may be required to revise, re-submit, or present one or more

pieces of work that reflects the required level of proficiency. Each of the academic

areas will develop criteria against which these submissions will be assessed.

Or

5. Students who fail to demonstrate the required proficiency in these academic areas

may enroll in Middletown's summer offerings to develop the skills and understandings

to meet the various academic performance expectations. Doing so will still require

their incorporating these work samples into the portfolio.

 

Exemptions

Transfers: If a student transfers into Middletown Public Schools after completing at least

three years a high school in another district, he/she may be exempted from Middletown's

performance standard requirement.

Special Needs: Students with special needs may be exempt from district performance

standards as described in this policy if so indicated in their Individual Education Plans.