Waitsfield Elementary School -- Waitsfield, Vermont

How Good is a Vermont Education

January 30th, 2007

We hear so much about what is wrong with education in the USA. When we look at the data, there is really a great deal to feel good about. In 2007, Education Week's “Quality Counts” report determined that Vermont schools performed 3rd best in the nation in achievement and achievement gains. Vermont has the 4th highest percentage of staff working directly with children, providing instructional services. Vermont 4th and 8th graders are outperformed by only one other state in math and reading. Vermont ranks 7th in the country for SAT scores and has a higher than average percentage of students who take the test. There really is a great deal to feel good about!

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