English Learners: Guidelines for Participation in the Virginia Assessment Program (Virginia Department of Education) October 2, 2017


This document provides information about the participation of English Learners (EL) in the Virginia Assessment Program and includes the following:

  • the definition of an EL;
  • the procedures for determining the EL’s participation in the Virginia Assessment Program, including how the student will be assessed in each content area;
  • the procedures for providing testing accommodations; and
  • the guidelines for assessing ELs with disabilities


All Disabilities Assessment Elementary English Language Learners (ELL)/English as a Second Language (ESL) High School Middle School SOL Resources