Vermont Student Test Results Released

02/03/10 6:06AM

Vermont's education commissioner says statewide test results show improved teaching is paying off for Vermont students but more work needs to be done to achieve better outcomes in all schools.

Armando Vilaseca announced the results from the New England Common Assessment Program on Tuesday in East Montpelier at U-32 Junior and Senior High School, where 11th graders had the highest overall performance in the state.

U-32's score rose 11 percentage points in reading, seven in math and 21 in writing.

Across the state, 69 percent of eleventh graders were proficient in reading, 35 percent in math and 51 percent in writing. The results for third through eighth graders, showed 72 percent met the standard in reading and 66 percent in math.

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