12. Evaluation Use


In 2018, the Vermont Agency of Education adopted four tiers of evidence, based on the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for use in distributing education funds, including the bulk of federal- and state-funded grants (such as BEST/Act 230 and Flexible Pathways). The guidance states: “applying the same requirement to both federal and state grants will allow for greater consistency in the review and approval of grant applications.”

Issue Areas: Education