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English Language Arts and Math Assessment Results

Smarter Balanced Assessments

The Smarter Balanced assessment, replaced Vermont’s previous assessment, the NECAP, in 2015. The new assessment of English Language Arts and Mathematics asks students to demonstrate and apply their knowledge and skills in areas such as critical thinking, analytical writing, and problem solving. The Smarter Balanced assessment is aligned with the Common Core State Standards, uses state of the art computer adaptive testing and accessibility technologies, and provides a continuum of summative, interim and formative tools that can be used for a variety of educational purposes.