ERIC Number: ED479216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Education Watch: Vermont. Key Education Facts and Figures. Achievement, Attainment and Opportunity. From Elementary School through College.
Education Trust, Washington, DC.
This document presents key educational statistics for Vermont's elementary school through college students, using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and other sources. To indicate how Vermont is doing in narrowing the academic achievement gap between poor and non-poor students, the report presents NAEP data by family income. The report presents other state-level data on K-college education, including demographic distribution across each educational level, participation and success in Advanced Placement, percentage of students taking high-level courses, school funding gaps, and high school and college graduation rates. In 2002, 80 percent of 4th graders achieved at the state standard or above in reading. Vermont did not participate in the 1998 NAEP 4th grade reading assessment. In 2002, 69 percent of Vermont 8th graders met state standards on the state's mathematics assessment. On the 2000 NAEP 8th grade mathematics assessment, 32 percent of 8th graders were proficient or above. Vermont's poor/non-poor 8th grade mathematics achievement gap fell 13th among the states in 2000. Asian American students have a high rate of Advanced Placement test taking. About 40 percent of Vermont's high school students enroll in college, compared to 54 percent nationwide. Native American students graduate from the state college at a significantly lower rate than students from other groups. Nearly one quarter of Vermont's secondary classes are taught by teachers lacking a major or minor in the field. African American students are disproportionately represented in special education. Districts with the highest child poverty rates have the fewest state and local dollars to spend per student, while districts with the highest minority enrollments have most dollars to spend. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Asian American Students, Black Students, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 4, Grade 8, Graduation, Hispanic American Students, Mathematics Skills, Minority Group Children, Postsecondary Education, Racial Differences, Reading Skills, State Standards, Student Placement, Teacher Competencies, White Students
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Trust, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress