All Vermont students in grades 4, 8, and 11, including publicly funded students attending private independent schools and programs, should participate in the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) for science unless a student qualifies for alternate assessment or an exemption for medical reasons.
The NECAP test measures students' academic knowledge and skills that make up Science Literacy. Student scores are reported at four levels of academic achievement:
- Proficient with Distinction
- Partially Proficient
- Substantially Below Proficient
The NECAP testing window is May 1, 2017 – May 25, 2017 with a material pick-up date of May 26, 2017.