Standards of Learning; reading and mathematics assessments for grades three through eight. (HB2027)

Introduced By

Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patron Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards of Learning assessments; reading and mathematics; grades three through eight; individual student growth. Requires, no later than the 2024-2025 school year, each reading and mathematics Standards of Learning assessment for students in grades three through eight to (i) be administered three times per school year, at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of each school year, for the purpose of providing measures of individual student growth over the course of the school year and (ii) provide accurate measurement of a student's performance outside of his grade level through the incorporation, through computer adaptive technology, of test items at grade levels below and above the tested level. The bill requires any student growth data to include such measurement of outside-of-grade-level performance. The bill requires the Department of Education to ensure adequate training for teachers and principals on how to interpret and use student growth data from such assessments to improve reading and mathematics instruction in grades three through eight throughout the school year. The bill prohibits the total time spent taking each such assessment over each of the three annual administrations from exceeding 150 percent of the time spent taking a single end-of-year proficiency assessment. Read the Bill »


01/18/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102777D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/14/2021Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ
01/18/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
01/18/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations

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