Standards of Learning; growth model for student academic achievement. (HB1234)

Introduced By

Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards of Learning; growth model for student academic achievement. Requires the Board of Education to develop and implement a growth model to assess and measure individual academic performance and achievement from grade to grade. The Board must ensure that the growth model emphasizes instruction and the students' mastery of curriculum content, ensures proficiency in core Standards of Learning subjects, is consistent with the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, and provides flexibility in allowing school divisions to select evaluation and testing instruments to measure student academic performance and achievement, including for state assessment programs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086940762
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Education
01/30/2008Continued to 2009 in Education


Groveton writes:

I suggest that anybody seriously interested in the Virginia education process look into the SOQ (Standards of Quality) funding process. That process is broken. For an excellent summary of that process, please see Jim Bacon's article:

VA A., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Elementary School Principals Supports