NECAP Test Security Alert

The Agency of Education strongly encourages principals to review
guidelines governing electronic devices with test administrators, and to inform students that posting photos of NECAP tests may result in disciplinary action. Download the relevant section of the Test Administrator's Guide on page 7.


Assessment Resources


Item & Bias NECAP Science Review (August 7 & 8, 2014)

The Vermont Agency of Education is pleased to announce two different opportunities for science teachers and other educators to participate in the on-going development of the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) Science Assessment on August 7th & 8th at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort in Stowe, VT. Selected participants will either be reviewing items or taking part in the bias and sensitivity review of each test item.

Vermont School Science Results Memo (2013)

This memo is from Measured Progress and was sent to all schools who gave the NECAP Science Assessment in grades 4, 8 and 11 last May.

Participation in Statewide Assessments

Questions have been raised regarding the authority of parents to opt-out of statewide assessments on behalf of their children, and the authority of schools to condone such action or to enact policy allowing individual or school-wide non-participation in statewide assessments. This document is provided for the purpose of assisting school administrators and school boards in responding to such questions.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

As a member of the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium, Vermont has joined with 27 other states to develop the next generation of educational tests for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. SmarterBalanced will be fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards, use state of the art Computer Adaptive Testing and accessibility technologies, and will provide a continuum of summative, interim and formative tools that can be used for a variety of educational purposes.

NECAP Principal/Test Coordinator & Administrator Manuals for the NECAP Science Assessment

These documents outline all of the steps to be followed before, during and after test administration. Understanding of and compliance with each of these steps is vital for a successful NECAP Science assessment.

Test Administrator Manuals:

Assessment Data Results Information

View links to various student, school, supervisory unions/districts, state, and national assessment results information (e.g., NECAP, NSRE, VT-PASS, SAT, AP and the Nation's Report Card [NAEP]).

Grade Expectations for Vermont's Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities

This series of documents provides grade level expectations in mathematics, reading and writing and grade cluster expectations for other contents areas. Grade level expectations are more specific statements of the Vermont standards that form the basis for the New England Common Assessment Program in mathematics and reading grades 3 through 8 and writing in grades 5 and 8. Grade cluster expectations provide guidance for local assessment. Links to GE materials may also be accessed on the individual curriculum content pages. Other Data Resources:  

No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) Resources:


NECAP Webinars

These archived NECAP webinars enable principals, coordinators and teachers to access and view the presentations at a time that is convenient for them. The following are available online:


Michael Hock, Director of Educational Assessment, at or (802) 479-1288

Page Last Updated on July 27, 2015