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NECAP Assessments†

Since 2005, Vermont students have been participating in the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP), a series of reading, mathematics, writing and science achievement tests. These tests are administered annually and were developed in collaboration with the Rhode Island and New Hampshire Departments of Education.

The NECAP assessment tests measure studentsí academic knowledge and skills relative to the Grade Expectations for Vermontís Framework of Standards. Student scores are reported at four levels of academic achievement; Proficient with Distinction (4), Proficient (3), Partially Proficient (2) and Substantially Below Proficient (1).

NECAP reading and math are assessed in grades 3-8 and 11, writing is assessed in grades 5, 8 and 11 and science is assessed in grades 4, 8 and 11. The science tests are administered in May and assess learning from the current school year. The reading, math and writing tests are administered in October and assess learning from the previous school year. The results presented here are from testing in the spring and fall of 2013 and reflect learning during the † 2012-13 school year.

The NECAP data included in this report has been presented in tabular and graphical format to give the viewer the ability to compare NECAP proficiency scores for Burlington Schools versus the State, aggregated District information by grade level and subject, demographic categories and individual schoolís performance.†

The first graph summarizes the 2012-13 NECAP scores for grades 3-8 and 11 by comparing proficiency levels for the Burlington School District versus the State of Vermont. The graph compares BSD versus Vermont for reading, math, science and writing.† Click here:†District_State_Graph.

The first table represents a two year trend (2011-12 versus 2012-13). A change in percent of children at each proficiency level by grade and subject has been tabulated.† Click here: Two Year Trend.

The second table captures each proficiency level for all students in the Burlington School District by grade and subject. It also captures disaggregated information by demographic category for students proficient and above and the percent of students tested overall. Click here: NECAP Subgroup Data.

The first set of†tables†captures proficiency information by disaggregated demographic categories by grade level and subject for the for the entire Burlington School District. These tables also compare the Burlington School District performance versus the State for each grade level and subject. Percentage of students tested in the categories is also captured. Click here: District by Grade and Subject.

The second set of tables include individual schools' proficiency levels by grade and subject as well as a comparison to the state of Vermont for each individual grade level and subject. For the elementary schools, grades three through six are included. For the middle schools, grades seven and eight are captured. The high school examines NECAP performance for Grade 11. Click here:

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