Cambridge Elementary School
Works to Make a Great School Even Better!
Last spring students in grades 3-6 took part in the 2017 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment (SBAC), the computer-based test for literacy and math that replaced the former paper-based tests for these subjects. The exam is part of Vermont’s comprehensive plan for supporting high-quality learning at every school. It is based on the Common Core Standards – guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and literacy from kindergarten through 12th grade. These tests include a wide variety of questions, requiring students to explain how they solve problems, think critically, and write analytically. We are proud to report that our overall school-wide SBAC scores improved from last year and also exceeded Lamoille North Supervisory Union (LNSU) and statewide results.
The Science NECAP is administered in grade 4 each May. The test assesses student understanding of physical science, life science and earth science, asking students to respond to multiple choice, short answer, and constructed response questions. In addition to a paper test, students complete an inquiry investigation, gather data and analyze that data. As indicated by the graphs below, our 2017 scores were well above the averages for LNSU and Vermont AND we have made remarkable growth over time! We are very proud of our accomplishments in science and hope that you are too!