Dear Parent or Guardian:
This is a reminder that all Vermont students are required to participate in state assessments as part of the accountability system for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
State Math and English/Language Arts Assessment: All students in grades 3-8 and grade 9 are required each spring to take the state test called the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). SBAC is a computer-adaptive assessment measuring each student’s performance against the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English/Language Arts. Schools administer SBAC between March and June Individual results will be available in the fall.
State Science Assessment: Last spring Vermont piloted a new science assessment as part of the state accountability system. This May students in grades 5, 8 and 11 will take the new assessment. Like SBAC, the science assessment will be administered on a computer and is designed to measure each student’s performance against the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
|Math & ELA Assessment||Science Assessment||Fitness Assessment|
State Fitness Assessment: During the month of April Vermont student in grades 4, 7 and 9 will be administered the State assessment for physical education using the Fitnessgram tool. The state requires that we test our students in four areas: aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility.
Staff in each school will work to provide any accommodations or supports that individual students require during state testing
How can I learn more?
For more information about these assessments and the standards they are designed to measure, visit the following sites:
Thank you once again for supporting your child and our school during the state assessment testing.