mathematics and writing practice tests are available below
for grades 3 through 8 and 11. These practice tests
simulate one complete session of testing and include all
the item types used on the NECAP tests. The resource
materials provide specific information on each practice
test item (e.g., item type, GLE assessed, total points and
depth of knowledge). For 1, 2 and 4 point constructed
response items, samples of student work at each score point
level are included.
9/25/09): The NECAP Released Items and Practice
Tests are made available to the public each year for a
variety of uses, both private and commercial. However, the
following restrictions apply:
1. Literary and
informational passages used in reading and writing items
are copyrighted and used on the NECAP tests through a
contractual agreement with publishers. Individuals
intending to use NECAP released items for commercial
purposes are advised to obtain permission from publishers
to use any copyrighted materials.
2. Any use of NECAP items should cite the New England
Common Assessment Program as the source.
for the Effective Use of Students' NECAP Extended Writing
With the release of the 2010 NECAP assessment results, all
Vermont students' Extended Writing Responses were returned
to their schools in a CD format. We believe that this
information provides a tremendous opportunity for our
teachers, students, and families to promote effective
writing instruction, as well as increased student
engagement in their own learning.