Standards of Learning, certain; assessments, method of administration. (HB433)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certain Standards of Learning assessments; method of administration. Requires (i) the reading and mathematics Standards of Learning assessments in grades three through eight and the science assessments administered to students in grade five and after the student receives instruction in the grade six science, life science, and physical science Standards of Learning and before the student completes grade eight to be traditional achievement tests and (ii) the Virginia Studies and Civics and Economics assessments to be performance based and to measure the test taker's ability to apply the skills and knowledge learned in the class. The foregoing provisions of the bill have a delayed effective date of July 1, 2023. The bill also requires the Department of Education, with such funds as may be appropriated for such purpose pursuant to the general appropriation act, to develop a task bank for performance-based assessments that is built using vetted tasks that have been developed by practitioners and align with the Department's Virginia Quality Criteria Review Tool for Performance Assessments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101372D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2022Assigned Education sub: K-12
01/25/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2022Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2022Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/07/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022Left in Appropriations

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