All Vermont students in grades 5, 8 and 11, including publicly funded students attending private independent schools and programs, should participate in the Vermont Science Assessment (VTSA) unless a student qualifies for alternate assessment or has an authorized exemption for medical reasons. We intend for this test to be administered via computer, and to make use of innovative item clusters that will make it possible to measure the full breadth of the NGSS standards. The assessment will include reports to parents and schools that clearly articulate student performance. Additionally, the assessment will include accommodations and accessibility features to provide access for a broad range of diverse student needs in Vermont.
NGSS-Aligned Science Assessment
The VTSA testing window is April 16, 2019 to May 31, 2019.
- VTSA Science Test Administrator Manual
- VTSA Paper Test Materials Order Form
- VTSA Accessibility Guide
Email Gabriel McGann, or call (802) 479-1444.