School Divisions of Innovation; performance-based assessments. (SB249)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School Divisions of Innovation; performance-based 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 performance-based assessments. The bill requires any such application to (i) demonstrate that the proposed performance-based 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


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103117D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/09/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB249)
02/06/2020Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20105882D-S1
02/06/2020Continued to 2021 in Education and Health (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB249S1)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB634.


yasser risheq writes:

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