The Vermont Comprehensive Assessment System (CAS) uses Vermont’s
Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities to evaluate
student performance in the state’s schools, with the
goal of improving teaching and learning. Statewide assessments include
the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP), a series of custom-designed tests developed in collaboration
with the Rhode Island and New Hampshire departments of education,
will measure students’ proficiency in reading, math
and writing grade level expectations (GLEs). Reading, writing, and math
will be assessed annually in grades 3 through 8, and 11.
Merit’s language arts and math software programs correlate to Vermont’s Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities and can help students prepare for State assessments. The content and format of Merit’s programs can help students develop and strengthen their test-taking skills as well as their reading, writing and math skills.
Merit reading software has been proven -- through rigorous, scientifically based research -- to increase both student reading comprehension and standardized test scores. Merit research study findings reveal that education software is an effective tool to improve test scores and academic performance.
Published: July 2015