School Effectiveness


The Integrated Support for Learning Divisions at the Agency of Education provide support for supervisory union and school improvement teams as they work toward continuous school improvement. ISL staff will help supervisory unions and schools ensure that the educational programs students receive provide the content, knowledge and skills to meet rigorous academic standards.

AOE school effectiveness coordinators emphasize best practice implementation and monitoring of implementation, high quality instruction, and high expectations for all students as well as continuous progress monitoring of student achievement goals.

Through the use of a continuous school improvement model the number of students meeting or exceeding the standard can be improved and gaps in performance between the various sub groups of students can be decreased.

  School Improvement and Restructuring Handbook (2013-14)
This document provides an overview of the school improvement process and supplementary resources for schools that did not meet their adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets in 2013.

List of School Effectiveness Coordinators
This is a list of assigned School Effectiveness Coordinators. Coordinators are assigned to Supervisory Unions or Districts.




Required Actions
These are the Commissioner's required actions for 2012 - 2013 for each level of AYP determination. The cover letter that went with these required actions as well as the Assurance forms are below.

  Vermont School Improvement Progression 2013-2014


  Local Education Agency (LEA) Responsibilities and Requirements for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) - School Year 2013-2014
This document provides a summary of the revised LEA responsibilities for SES and contains a link to the SES Non-Regulatory Guidance. The document includes sections on:
  • Identifying Eligible Students,
  • Maximum Per Pupil Amount,
  • Providing Information to Parents,
  • Arranging for SES,
  • Monitoring of SES Program, and
  • Funding for SES.
  Supplemental Educational Services Non-Regulatory Guidance (Revised 1/14/09)
This January 14, 2009 guidance updates and expands upon the former supplemental educational services (SES) guidance released by U.S. Department of Education on June 13, 2005 and represents the current thinking on SES requirements. It is written in a question and answer format and includes a number of new and modified questions that address issues related to SES. Responses to other questions have been revised to make them clearer. NOTE: Clicking this link will open a Microsoft Word document on the U.S. Department of Education's Web site.

Student Performance Data
The Vermont Agency of Education collects and reports on a wide range of data related to public schools in the state. Categories of data currently available include: accountability data (state), assessment data (state and national), public school and district reports, school finance data reports and special education data.


A Guide for Increasing the Effectiveness of Professional Learning in Schools and Districts
This guide is for superintendents, principals, staff developers, teachers and professional development providers-in short for anyone who has a stake in ensuring that professional learning has greater impact on improving practice and increasing student learning.

  Guidance Handbook For Navigating The Green Mountain Star System 2013-2014
Green Mountain Star (GMS) is a web-based continuous improvement tool for schools and districts that is based on a complex list of indicators, which have been researched extensively. These indicators are linked to the sound and effective educational practices taking place in schools across the nation. This handbook provides guidance and resources for navigating the Green Mountain Star system.
  Operations Manual for the School Accountability System Based on Student Achievement

No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) Information:

  Ken Remsen, School Improvement Program Manager
(802) 479-1444

Page Last Updated on April 10, 2014