MONTPELIER — According to the latest New England Common Assessment Program standardized test data, only 36 percent of Vermont high school juniors are proficient in math.
However, Montpelier High School 11th-graders ranked No. 1 in the state in math.
The 2011 NECAP data show that 8 percent of 11th-grade Solons, who took the test in 2010, were proficient in math with distinction, 49 percent were proficient, 23 percent were partly proficient, and 21 percent were substantially below proficient.
What seems to be making the difference is that the math department is offering extra classes for students who struggle with the subject, said Sue Abrams, a math professional community leader at the high school.
Montpelier High School NECAP math scores (Click to zoom)
Montpelier High School NECAP reading scores (Click to zoom)