English Language Arts/Literacy

As per the Education Quality Standards (EQS) , Vermont uses the Standards for English Language Arts/Literacy as laid out by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS breaks literacy skills down into the areas of reading, writing, language (i.e., grammar and usage) and speaking/listening. It also outlines literacy skills in history, social studies, science and technical subjects. Students who become proficient in the CCSS develop the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life. In addition, Vermont is moving towards proficiency-based learning, with the goal of identifying and addressing gaps to provide equitable learning opportunities for every student.

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 English Language Arts

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Email Pat Fitzsimmons or call (802) 479-1425.

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Vermont Agency of Education
Secretary Daniel M. French
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

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