Non-native languages


Non-native language education in Vermont is currently centered on the new Non-native Language Grade Cluster Expectation (GCEs). Like the Grade Level Expectations in other content areas, the Non-native Language Grade Cluster Expectations are more specific statements of the Vermont standards in Vermont Framework of Standards & Learning Opportunities. However, unlike the Grade Level Expectations which delineates specific grade levels, these grade expectations are organized by Grade Clusters (pre-K and K; 1 and 2, 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; and high school). The purpose of using grade clusters is to provide additional flexibility for alignment of local curriculum and local comprehensive assessment systems.


A grade expectation (GE) is a stated objective that relates directly to a Vermont standard and associated evidences. A GE differentiates performance on content knowledge or skills between adjacent grade levels and describe clearly what students will do to show that they understand a designated concept. As a set, GEs should lead to focused, coherent, and developmentally appropriate instruction without narrowing the curriculum and can be used for local curriculum and assessment development.

The GEs are offered in the following formats:

Page Last Updated on December 4, 2014