The Vermont Department of Education has released the science assessment scores from schools around the state as measured by the New England Common Assessment Program’s (NECAP) standardized tests.
As we have discussed in past CSD Spotlight articles, NECAPs measure student achievement based upon the following four-point scale:
4 = Proficient with Distinction
3 = Proficient
2 = Partially Proficient
1 = Substantially Below Proficient
Colchester schools did very well on these assessments!
Our schools surpassed the state’s average in every grade. Colchester High School was twenty points above the state average! Malletts Bay School was twelve points above, and Colchester Middle School was two points above.
Our schools made gains in every grade from last year’s scores. CHS saw a ten-point gain, MBS had a five-point gain, and CMS made a three-point gain.
CHS’s scores were fantastic. Besides scoring twenty points above the state’s average, CHS also had the second-highest scores from among Chittenden County’s high schools (CVU outscored CHS by 1 percentage point), and it had the highest percentage of Level 4 (proficient with distinction) scores of any of the Chittenden County high schools—a 7 percentage point increase of Level 4 from last year to this year!
If you have questions or would like more information, please e-mail Gwen Carmolli, CSD’s director of curriculum and instruction, or call (802) 264-5999. You may also contact our schools to speak with principals.
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