VTAAP Science

Registration & Documentation

Deadline for Form 1 & 2 has been extended to November 1, 2015.

Students with significant disabilities (SWSD) currently enrolled in grades 4, 8, and 11 are required to participate in the statewide assessment for science and may be eligible for the Vermont Alternate Assessment Portfolio (VTAAP). Use the VTAAP science portfolio Administration Guidelines to review the full instructions and access the forms and worksheets. The VTAAP science portfolio forms, contained in a single Excel file with 15 worksheets, may be downloaded below. The formal VTAAP registration and documentation (Forms 1 & 2) deadline has been extended to November 1, 2015. Applications will be reviewed by the Coordinator of Assessment for Special Populations, and feedback/approval provided to Student Evaluation Teams.

Previous year forms or formats will be considered invalid if submitted. For questions, contact Linda Moreno at linda.moreno@vermont.gov or (802) 479-1309.

VTAAP Science Portfolio

Supporting Documents

Science Entry Points

These comprehensive documents list all of the science entry points by grade cluster and symbolic level of communication (A, B & C). These documents are further supported by the Student Performance Scoring Guide which provides specific criteria for each entry point.

Student Performance Scoring Guide: details the specific scoring elements and values for each VTAAP science entry point at each of the three communication levels, including target behaviors, applications, and minimum item counts.

Parent Guidelines to Statewide Decision-Making: explains the statewide testing options for parents of students with disabilities and provides a step by step decision-making process to determine the most suitable choice for a particular student.

Inquiry Target Behaviors: specifies the required and extended behaviors in each stage for each skill step area in the Inquiry strand.


These examples provide representative models for Student Evaluation Teams that illustrate the expectations for documenting student performance in the four science assessment strands across grade clusters.

Grade Cluster PK-4

Grade Cluster 5-8

Grade Cluster 9-12


Linda Moreno at linda.moreno@vermont.gov or (802) 479-1309

Page Last Updated on October 13, 2015