Through-year growth assessment system; Board of Education shall establish. (SB1357)

Introduced By

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 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 HB 2027. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102515D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2021Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/21/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1357)
01/21/2021Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103513D-S1
01/28/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Passed by temporarily
02/04/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2021Floor substitute printed 21104436D-S2 (Dunnavant)
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Committee substitute rejected 21103513D-S1
02/04/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2021Committee amendments rejected
02/04/2021Substitute by Senator Dunnavant agreed to 21104436D-S2
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB1357S2
02/05/2021Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on Education
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Education
02/15/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Committee substitute printed 21200055D-H1
02/17/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2021Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/17/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/17/2021Reported from Appropriations (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Read second time
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200055D-H1
02/22/2021Passed by temporarily
02/22/2021Amendment by Delegate Coyner agreed to
02/22/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB1357H1
02/22/2021Passed House with substitute with amendment (99-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Title replaced 21200055D-H1
02/25/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1357ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1357ER)
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/03/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1357ER)
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 444 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0444)