Correction 09/19/17: The Agency of Education initially reported 59 percent of 4th grade students were proficient in English Language Arts in the statewide results table. The correct number is 49 percent. Figures presented in the disaggregated data table for Percent Proficient in Math also have been updated for Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and special education students. Scale scores for 11th grade female students were also updated. The corrections are highlighted in the chart below. All other data have been double checked. We apologize for the errors.
BARRE – Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe today announced statewide results from the 2016-17 Smarter Balanced Assessments, a set of computer adaptive tests for English Language Arts and Mathematics developed by a national consortium currently made up of 15 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Bureau of Indian Education. This was the third year Vermont students, statewide, participated in the Smarter Balanced program.
These tests, which were administered this spring to students in grades three through eight and grade 11, were designed to assess student mastery of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. These standards are deliberately ambitious, to ensure we have high expectations for our students. Over time, the results will provide community members, teachers and parents with an increasingly reliable and accurate snapshot of children’s mastery of these standards as well as the progress of our schools at improving the performance of our students relative to these standards.