April 2, 2021
Dear IAA Families:
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).
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*** Please note our assessment calendar may be modified if students return for in-person learning on Wednesdays after spring break. ****
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.