Virginia Substitute Evaluation Program (VSEP) (Updated August 2016)

Previously students with disabilities who participated in the Virginia Substitute Evaluation Program (VSEP) were counted as non-participants for the purposes of federal accountability. However, based on feedback from the United States Department of Education (USED) during the peer review process of Virginia’s assessment system used for federal accountability, this policy will no longer be permitted. Instead, students who previously participated in VSEP will now be required to take the Standards of Learning tests or, if appropriate, participate in the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) to meet federal accountability requirements. In response to this feedback, VSEP will no longer be available to students beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.