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Thank you for your interest in VCAT. If you need additional information, don't hesitate to contact us.

The System

A Complete Solution

The Vermont Comprehensive Assessment Tool (VCAT) is a powerful web-based system which enables teachers and administrators to plan, administer, and assess student learning based specifically on a district’s curriculum, the Vermont Standards, and the new Common Core Standards. This easy to use and intuitive suite offers the tools necessary to support and enhance data-driven decision making. It is used with about 28,000 Vermont Students.

• Developed in Vermont to meet the needs of Vermont schools.

• Allows you to deliver your district curriculum to your teachers over the web.

• Teachers assess students using your rubrics. Results are stored directly in your database.

• Incorporates data from SBAC, NECAP, DRA, Fountas & Pinnell, PNOA, and other standardized tests.

• Allows you to keep track of student demographic data like Gender, IEP, Race, and SES.

• Performance reports are available directly from the system.

• All Vermont Standards, Vermont Grade Expectations, Common Core Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards are included in the system.

• Access control system limits access to appropriate data.

• Highly secure system uses Unix, SQL, Java and other enterprise-level technology.

• Works with any web browser. No special software or hardware required.

• Standard web interface is quick and easy to learn.

• Costs just $7.00 per student per year. Includes training and support for primary technical and curriculum personnel.


Curriculum Delivery

• Teachers have access to district curriculum.

• District development personnel can enter curriculum directly into the system.

• Scoring rubrics can be easily created and linked to standards and your curriculum.

• Supports on-going development and modification of curriculum.

Curriculum Information

• Teachers can view information about the curriculum and the assessment.

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Assessment Collection

• Teachers use rubrics to enter assessment scores for their students directly into the system.

• All assessments include verifying information on the person entering the scores to insure complete integrity of the data.

• Web-based system allows access directly from any computer with internet access.

Rubrics Included

• Rubrics are designed and entered directly in VCAT.

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Assessment Entry

• Teachers enter assessment data directly into the system

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Data Storage

• Every district has a unique database and full access to the raw data.

• Secure password-protected system insures confidentiality.

• Extensive access-control system limits staff to appropriate areas and data.

• Includes centralized storage of all assessment data.

Access Control

• The system limits access to data.

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Report Generation

• Performance reports are available directly from the system.

• Teachers and administrators can generate dynamic reports to support data-driven decision making.

• Report data is always up to date.

• Data may be exported for use in spreadsheets.

Performance Reports

• Users may generate a variety of reports. See some samples below.

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Custom Reports

• Custom reports can be developed and created to better meet your needs.


• All data is stored in industry-standard SQL databases.

• Built with Unix, SQL, Java and other enterprise-level technology.

• Servers are Unix based with SSL encryption.

• Servers are located in a secure Vermont data center.

• Backup systems included.

Technical Support

• Support includes training and techinical support for primary technical and curriculum personnel.

• Designed and built in Vermont to meet the needs of Vermont schools.

• Comprehensive web-based help system backed up by on-site, telephone and email support.

• Visit our online help system by clicking on support.vcat.us


• Standards are fully integrated. See list below.

• Rubrics link directly to one or more standards.

List of Standards

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Sample of a Common Core Standard

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Sample of a Next Generation Science Standard

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Current Users

• You can access the list of VCAT users and information for specific School Districts and Supervisory Unions by clicking on Current Users.

VCAT Users Group Meeting dates for 2016-2017

The following meetings will be held at the Essex Town School District, 58 Founders Rd, in Essex Jct. VT:

Thursday, Sept 15: 1:00-3:00

Tuesday, Oct. 11: 10:00-12:00

Wednesday, Nov 9: 1:00-3:00

Thursday, Jan 12: 1:00-3:00

Monday, Feb 13: 10:00-12:00

Wednesday, Mar 15: 1:00-3:00

Tuesday, Apr 11: 10:00-12:00

Thursday, May 18: 1:00-3:00

The following meetings will be held at the Caledonia North Supervisory Union, 119 Park Ave, in Lyndonville, VT:

Thursday, Oct 27: 9:00-11:00

Thursday, Dec 1: 9:00-11:00

Thursday, Jan 26: 9:00-11:00

Thursday, Feb 23: 9:00-11:00

Thursday, March 30: 9:00-11:00

Thursday, May 4: 9:00-11:00


VCAT System Administrators

• If support is needed, contact VCAT Support.

• You can also access our support site by going to support.vcat.us


• Steve Peery - Top Cat


• Judith Bergeron - Support Director

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• Dave Tisdell - System Administrator

Contact Us

For more information about VCAT, contact:

Steve Peery at steve@peery.com


Effective Assessment 2103 Notch Road Jericho, VT 05465

info@effectiveassessment.com 802-355-9560