State educational data from 2022 showed mixed results for Vermont schools, with few gains in standardized test scores but improvements in discipline and educational opportunities.
Troublingly, however, the data also showed a widening performance gap between historically marginalized students and their classmates.
Those findings come from the state Agency of Education’s “Annual Snapshot,” a visualization of test scores and other quantitative data. The agency released the latest snapshot Friday.
Vermont students’ standardized test scores showed little improvement in 2022, following a dip between 2019 and 2021. The new test score data shows that Vermont students’ academic proficiency has improved little, if at all, since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
By and large, student test scores for most subjects and grade levels stayed steady or fell, although scores did improve in some subjects.