NEW Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Testing Information
From the Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student ServicesMar 25, 2015Testing Memo No. 1198 from John Eisenberg, M.Ed., Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services, Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)
Administering Local Alternative Assessments to Students Placed in Public or Private Institutions or Other Care Facilities
The "Guidelines for Local Alternative Assessments for 2014-2015" gives local school divisions greater flexibility for both instruction and alternative testing for the five eliminated SOL subject areas for students in grades three through eight.
In addition, these guidelines apply to students served in public or private institutions or other care facilities who are the responsibility of local school divisions. These outplacement facilities have the flexibility to use different alternative tests than the local school divisions, as long as they follow the "Guidelines for Local Alternative Assessments for 2014-2015".
VDOE Standards of Learning (SOL) & Testing » Locally Developed Assessments