Statewide Science Assessment Results Released
BARRE – Today the Vermont Agency of Education released the Spring 2015 New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) Science assessment results for Vermont students in grades four, eight, and 11. The science assessment is designed to measure students’ scientific literacy and inquiry. Overall, students performed nearly the same in 2015 as they did in 2014.
Scale scores locate each student's level of achievement on a scale of 80 possible points. There is no statistically significant difference in average scale scores at any of the three tested grade levels between 2014 and 2015. However, when we compare scale scores in 2011 to 2015, 4th grade science scores are slightly lower. There was no statistically significant change in scores at the 8th and 11th grade.