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

Introduced By

Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield) with support from 21 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Josh Cole (D-Fredericksburg), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), Sen. Danica Roem (D-Manassas), Sen. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-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 the Board of Education to establish, in lieu of a one-time end-of-year assessment and for the purpose of providing measures of individual student growth over the course of the school year, a through-year growth assessment system, aligned with the Standards of Learning, for the administration of reading and mathematics assessments in grades three through eight. The bill requires such through-year growth assessment system to include at least one beginning-of-year, one mid-year, and one end-of-year assessment in order to provide individual student growth scores over the course of the school year, provided that the total time scheduled for taking all such assessments shall not exceed 150 percent of the time scheduled for taking a single end-of-year proficiency assessment. 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 provides that with such funds and content as are available for such purpose, such through-year growth assessment system shall provide accurate measurement of a student's performance, through computer adaptive technology, using test items at, below, and above the student's grade level as necessary. The bill requires full implementation of such system no later than the 2022–2023 school year and partial implementation during the 2021–2022 school year consisting of one beginning-of-year assessment and one end-of-year assessment. This bill is identical to SB 1357. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


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
01/20/2021Reported from Education with amendment(s) (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/20/2021Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/27/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Committee substitute printed 21103824D-H1
02/03/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2027)
02/03/2021Read first time
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Committee on Education amendments rejected
02/04/2021Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 21103824D-H1
02/04/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2027H1
02/04/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2027H1)
02/05/2021Read third time and passed House (99-Y 1-N)
02/05/2021VOTE: Passage (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/18/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/18/2021Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/22/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/22/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Committee substitute printed 21200494D-S1
02/24/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Passed by temporarily
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2027S1)
02/25/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/25/2021Committee amendments rejected
02/25/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200494D-S1
02/25/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2027S1
02/25/2021Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Placed on Calendar
02/25/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200494D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 0-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2027ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/12/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2027ER)
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 443 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0443)