SOL; work group to revise summative assessments, etc. (HB585)

Introduced By

Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico) with support from co-patrons Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), and Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Middle and high school end-of-course assessments; number and type. Requires, except for those middle and high school students with significant cognitive disabilities who participate in an alternate assessment, each student in middle and high school to take only those end-of-course Standards of Learning assessments necessary to meet federal accountability requirements and Virginia high school graduation requirements. The bill requires, with such funds as may be appropriated for such purpose, and except in the case of students who participate in an alternate assessment, the Standards of Learning assessments for Virginia Studies, Civics and Economics, Virginia and U.S. history, and biology to include items that require the student to apply knowledge and skills in preparing a response. Such items shall include open-ended questions, long-form writing, and other tasks, with student responses scored by the Department of Education according to statewide scoring rubrics. The bill requires student performance on the Virginia and U.S. history and biology end-of-course assessments to account for 10 percent of the student's final grade in each such course. The bill also requires the Department of Education to convene and consult a work group to develop a plan for the implementation of such assessment items no later than the beginning of the 2027–2028 school year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102169D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/26/2022Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22105747D-H1
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB585H1)
02/11/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2022Reported from Appropriations with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Committee substitute printed 22106487D-H2
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee on Education substitute rejected 22105747D-H1
02/14/2022Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 22106487D-H2
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB585H2
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/24/2022Reported from Education and Health (9-Y 4-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/01/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB585H2)
03/02/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/02/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Passed by for the day
03/07/2022Read third time
03/07/2022Reading of amendment waived
03/07/2022Committee amendment agreed to
03/07/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/07/2022Passed Senate with amendment (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Senate amendment agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
03/08/2022VOTE: Adoption (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB585ER)
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
03/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB585ER)
03/11/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB585ER)
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by House
04/11/2022Governor's substitute printed 22108141D-H3
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 3-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (HB585ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 760 (effective 7/1/22)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0760)

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