At the end of third grade, Vermont students are assessed on their proficiency in reading and math. These scores can help us understand how we best support young children across the continuum from birth to age 8.

Proficiency rates vary significantly based on race, economic status, and other factors, as can be seen in Figure 12. Of all students assessed, 50% are proficient in reading and 52% are proficient in math. For students eligible for free or reduced lunch, proficiency rates are 35% and 38% respectively [1].

Additional information including breakdowns by additional characteristics, district, and school, can be found in the Vermont Agency of Education Smarter Balanced 2018 State, District, and School-Level Assessment Data.

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1. Vermont Agency of Education (2019). Smarter Balanced 2018 State, District and School-level Assessment Data.