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Vermont has adopted standards to provide a consistent set of learning goals for all students in all schools. These standards are our operational description of what we want our students to know and be able to do, and what level of proficiency we think they need to have to thrive in civic and economic life. Statewide assessments provide information on students’ mastery of state standards and allows educators to plan improvements to their teaching through a better understanding of a student’s progress.

Why We Assess: Vermont's Focus on Equity in Educational Assessment