School Divisions of Innovation; local assessments. (HB634)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from co-patron Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School Divisions of Innovation; local assessments. Allows a local school board, when applying for its school division to be designated as a School Division of Innovation, to apply to the Board of Education to replace the Virginia Studies and Civics and Economics Standards of Learning assessments with local assessments that include performance-based assessments. The bill requires any such application to (i) demonstrate that the proposed local assessment requires that students demonstrate the knowledge and skills required by the relevant Standards of Learning and that students demonstrate one or more of the skills and qualities of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, or citizenship and (ii) provide evidence of the local school board's capacity to administer and score performance-based assessments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101291D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ
01/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/20/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/22/2020Reported from Education (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2020Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB634)
01/24/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
01/27/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendments (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Read second time
01/30/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB634E
01/30/2020Printed as engrossed 20101291D-E
01/31/2020Passed by for the day
02/03/2020Read third time and passed House (65-Y 33-N)
02/03/2020VOTE: Passage (65-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB634E)
02/13/2020Continued to 2021 in Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB249.


yasser risheq writes:

I think kids should take a project instead of a super long, SOL.