Presidential Awards for Mathematics and Science--Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for grades 7-12 teachers for the prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)--until April 1, 2015. Encourage your colleagues to apply! To learn more and to apply, click here.
Contacts: Gail Hall, Middle-High School Science Assessment Coordinator, 802-479-1284 or;
Lara White, Secondary Mathematics Program Coordinator, 802-479-1364 or


Science education in Vermont is currently centered on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which were adopted by the Vermont State Board of Education in June 2013. These science standards guide classroom instruction to incorporate science content (Disciplinary Core Ideas), relevant practices (Science and Engineering Practices) and unifying authentic ideas (Crosscutting Concepts). The domains of science addressed by this document include Physical Science, Life Science, Earth/Space Science and Engineering Design. Assessment of student understanding of these domains is accomplished through statewide assessment, as well a continuation of ongoing local and classroom assessments. Professional development through the Science Professional Learning Team supports classroom instruction to provide effective science learning for all Vermont students.


Gail Hall, Middle-High School Science, at or (802) 479-1284

Kathy Renfrew, K-5 Science, at or (802) 479-1448

Page Last Updated on January 9, 2015