State & National Data


Established by the State Board of Education in 1996, the Vermont Common Assessment System (CAS) evaluates student performance in the state's schools, based on Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities, with the goal of improving teaching and learning. Statewide assessments include:

  • The New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) mathematics, reading and writing assessments are administered in grades 3-8 and 11.
  • The NECAP science assessment is administered to all students in grades 4, 8 and 11.

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NECAP Assessment Results
School, district, and state level NECAP reports can be downloaded using the links below. In order to protect individual student's rights to privacy, results are reported only when a student grouping has more than 10 members.

Note: 2013 NECAP Results

For the 2013-2014 school year 27 schools participated in the SBAC field test in lieu of administering the fall NECAP assessments. Participation in the SBAC field test was voluntary. While the state is required to report statewide results, there is evidence to suggest that the exclusion of these 27 schools makes statewide results unrepresentative of all students in the state. Therefore, 2013 NECAP reading, writing and math assessments do not accurately reflect state-level achievement and should be excluded in any state-level comparisons over time.

It is appropriate to make comparisons at the school level for those schools that did administer the fall 2013 NECAP assessments. It is possible for schools that did participate in the SBAC field to have limited results for the fall 2013 NECAP assessments. This occurs because results are often reported by the school where the learning occurred (teaching school) and not the school where the test was administered (testing school).

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2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Assessment Window

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will be administered to samples of fourth-or-eighth-grade students from January 26 through March 6. Students will be assessed in mathematics, reading, or science. Students will spend about 90 minutes completing the assessment, including answering questions in one subject area and answering questions about themselves and their educational experiences. Each school principal and the teachers of the subjects being assessed will also complete a questionnaire. As principals, you are essential partners in NAEP. You make an important contribution to NAEP by working closely with your students, teachers and staff and explaining why the assessment is important.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Also known as "the Nation's Report Card," NAEP is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. NAEP does not provide scores for individual students or schools; instead, it offers results regarding subject-matter achievement for populations of students (e.g., fourth-graders) and groups within those populations (e.g., female students, Hispanic students). National and state NAEP results are based on a sample of such student populations.

To view more comprehensive NAEP results (including results from other states) as well as sample test questions and details of the assessment administration, visit

College Board Assessment Results (SAT, PSAT, AP)

Below is a summary of SAT, PSAT and AP results for Vermont students by high school. For more information about the SAT, PSAT or AP tests visit the College Board website at

SAT, PSAT, AP results by school:

Page Last Updated on December 4, 2014