Vermont



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Vermont state board of education consists of nine members, each serving a six-year term, with a limit of one term. Board members are appointed by the governor and must be approved by the Senate. Additionally, there is a voting student member and a second student member who does not have voting rights.

The State Board of Education has the authority over:

  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Summative Assessments
  • Nominates Chief State School Officer

Governor

Phil Scott (R)

Chief State School Officer

Rebecca Holcombe

Appointed by the governor

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 37.9%

English Language Learners: 1.5%

Served by IDEA: 15.7%

 

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rate

Adjusted cohort graduation rates between 2011 and 2015:

Charter Schools

No Charter School Laws

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Vermont intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on April 3, 2017. Learn more about Vermont’s ESSA approach.