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Adequate Yearly Progress Rules & Practices

Rules and Practices

School Quality Standards (SQS) Information & Resources

Vermont statutes (16 V.S.A. ยง165) require the State Board of Education to adopt School Quality Standards (SQS) as well as a process for monitoring their implementation in each public school in the state. The purpose "is to ensure that all students in Vermont public schools are afforded educational opportunities that are substantially equal" and that allows them to achieve or exceed the expectations of Vermont state standards. The SQS were most recently revised in 2006. Use the link above to view various SQS resources designed to implement the standards. Operations Manual for the School Accountability System Based on Student Achievement (March 2011)
This manual is designed to support effective implementation of the Vermont State Board of Education rules for Vermont's School Accountability System Based on Student Achievement. It provides informatiion that local school boards and school and district staff need to understand the state's accountability system. This manual may also be helpful for policymakers, members of the public, researchers, and others interested in better understanding Vermont's school accountability system. The manual includes information about the calculation of achievement indexes, graduation rates, and other academic indicators and how they are used to detremine whether schools are making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).


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