The Connecticut State Mastery Test scores came out today, giving us a snapshot of the performance of kids in grades 3 to 8. Leaving aside the debate on whether all this testing is the savior or the curse of modern education, it's now possible to find out exactly how each Middletown school is rated.
There is a website that allows you to compare the results by individual school, by grade and by year. A quick glance tells me that compared to last year, the 4th graders at Macdonough School in the North End gained in writing, were flat in reading and lost in math [Update: closer inspection shows that the third and fifth grades at Macdonough had much better performance, with an astounding 97.5% of 5th graders achieving proficiency in writing]
Let the number crunching begin.
Technical Tip: The website with the CMT data is a little confusing for laymen! Click on "State by District/School Report". Use the third category to choose "schools" rather than "districts" and then it will let you view each Middletown school.