National Assessment of Educational Progress 2017 Results Released

10 April 2018

For Immediate Release April 10, 2018
Contact: Haley Jones, haley.jones@vermont.gov

Correction 4/11/18: The Agency of Education initially reported a 12-point decrease for the “not white” population in grade four on the reading assessment. The correct decrease is 13 points. In the grade eight data, the agency initially reported a decrease of nine points for students with disabilities on the mathematics assessment. The decrease was three points. Mathematics scores for “not white” grade eight students were initially reported as a 10-point decrease. Scores actually increased by two points. The agency also initially reported that all but two eighth grade student groups showed declines in average scale scores – in fact all but three student groups showed declining scores. All other data has been confirmed. We apologize for the errors.

Barre, VT. – The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) today released the statewide performance results from the 2017 assessments in reading and mathematics.

While Vermont students continue to perform significantly higher than the national average on the assessment, students showed a decline in average scale scores compared to the 2015 results.

NAEP is the largest nationally representative assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in various subjects, including reading, language arts, mathematics, science and the arts. NAEP provides state and national level results, but does not report results for individual students, classrooms, schools or school districts. 

Read the full National Assessment of Educational Progress 2017 Results Released press release.

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