Update on Required Growth Assessments in Grades 3-8 Reading and Mathematics (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)
Legislation passed in the 2021 Virginia General Assembly (HB2027 and SB1357) requires the implementation of “through-year” or “growth” assessments in reading and mathematics in grades 3-8. Full implementation of the legislation will occur over a two-year period. The first year of implementation, the 2021-2022 school year, requires the administration of the growth assessments in the fall. The second year of implementation (2022-2023) and beyond will require the administration of fall and winter (mid-year) growth assessments. The new growth
assessments will be administered to students enrolled in grades 3-8 reading and mathematics in addition to the normally occurring spring Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in those grades and subjects.