MEMO: AP 01-22
January 18, 2018
DATE: June 15, 2001
TO: WIB Directors; WIB Chairpersons; Grant
FROM: Lorna Joseph, Director of Program Support
SUBJECT: Assessment of Basic Skills for Younger Youth
under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Effective July 1, 2001
Purpose: To extend and continue the policy
regarding the use of the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and the Connecticut
Competency System (CCS) for the testing and assessment of basic skills for
younger youth (14-18) under WIA, effective through PY 2001-02.
Policy: WIBs who are experiencing delays or
other operational problems associated with the use of the CMT in the assessment
of basic skills for younger youth may use the CCS. The CCS may be used for
determining eligibility, establishing baseline scores for basic skills to set
annual goals for each youth, and measuring goal attainment for the WIA program
year ending June 30, 2002.
Test score equivalents below which youth are deficient
in basic skills are as follows:
Any questions may be directed to your area representative.
CCS, a score below 235 in either reading or math is
for the CMT, scores below 64 for reading and
130 for math is deficient.