Vermont is clearly focused on college and career readiness across multiple subject areas.
Vermont adopted and implemented the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. It also administers the Smarter Balanced assessment and plans to use a future science assessment developed by a consortium of states.
The state is also in the process of developing a science assessment to be used as one of its accountability indicators, and for English language learners it is using the ACCESS assessment, which is also a high-quality assessment aligned to rigorous English-language proficiency standards.
In addition, for the 1 percent of students with the most severe cognitive disabilities, Vermont will continue using the Dynamic Learning Map.