Yes, CAPT, is a state-mandated standardized test that all public school students in Connecticut must take. Students in some districts must pass to graduate high school. The test is given to all students in their sophomore year; if the state goal is not met, students must retake the sections they do not pass until they meet goal. I have one child who is a high honors student and the other has a slight learning disability, neither have ever done well with this type of testing.
Oh, and we used to be big Franklin fans in this house too. Such a sweet series.