Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) (Updated July 2016)
The Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) is designed to evaluate the performance of students with significant cognitive disabilities who are working on academic standards that have been reduced in complexity and depth. This content is derived from the Standards of Learning (SOL) and is referred to as the Aligned Standards of Learning (ASOL). Students in grades 3 - 8 who are participating in the VAAP are required to submit evidence in the same subject areas as required of their non-disabled peers in the same grade level. High School students participating in the VAAP are required to submit evidence in reading, writing, mathematics, science, history/social sciences by the end of their completion of grade 11 or on a schedule identified by the local school division.
ASOL/VAAP Instructional Resources
- Curriculum Based Assessment - Guidance Documents, Guidelines for Participation, Student Profile, Communication Tools, ASOL Matrix, Skills Assessment/Planning Guides, and Priorities for Instruction Worksheet
- Understanding the ASOL - Curriculum Frameworks, and Scope and Sequence Documents
- Teaching Process - Planning Forms, Crosswalks, Sample Activities, Instructional Strategies, and Retired ASOL
- Virginia Alternate Assessment Program Implementation Manual