Sep 13, 2010 7:15 PM by Greg Boyce
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Eighth-grade students in 60 Connecticut schools will take a new standardized test next spring to assess their math and science skills compared to other countries.
The U.S. Department of Education picked Connecticut as one of eight states to administer tests for the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study.
The tests will be given in April and May 2011 in 60 schools in 56 districts that were picked as a representative sample of Connecticut's students.
The results will let states measure their students' performance against those in about 60 other countries. Other states picked to participate in the study were Alabama,
California, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota and North Carolina.