Vermont



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Vermont state board of education consists of eight members, each serving one six-year term. Board members are appointed by the governor and must be approved by the senate. The board also has two student members, one with voting rights and one without. The state education secretary serves as a non-voting member of the board.

The State Board of Education has the authority over:

  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Summative Assessments
  • Nominating the 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 has submitted its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about Vermont’s ESSA approach.