Vermont 2015-2016 English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessment Results Released
BARRE – Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe announced today statewide results from the 2015-16 Smarter Balanced Assessments, a set of computer adaptive English language arts and mathematics tests developed by a national consortium currently made up of 15 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Bureau of Indian Education. This was the second year Vermont students participated in the Smarter Balanced program.
These tests, which were administered this spring to students in grades three through eight and grade 11, provide results aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Over time, the results will provide teachers and parents with an increasingly reliable and accurate snapshot of how their children are performing in English Language Arts and Mathematics, and will offer community members throughout the state a common measure for evaluating the success of schools, both locally and statewide.