Testing and Assessment 6-73.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 6-73.1


Testing and Assessment

  1. Testing
    1. Standardized Tests

      Standardized tests required by the Virginia Board of Education through the Virginia State Assessment Program will be administered. Additional standardized testing will be administered as deemed necessary by the Superintendent.

    2. Standardized Test Results

      Standardized test results will be analyzed to determine indications of program strengths and weaknesses. Students' individual test results will be reported to adult students or minor students' parents/legal guardians. Citywide test results will be released to the media through the Department of Planning, Innovation, and Accountability at the discretion of the Superintendent.

    3. Objective-Referenced Tests

      Objective-referenced tests will be developed locally to assess student progress with the approved curriculum. The results of such testing will be used to analyze the effectiveness of the instructional program division-wide and for each individual school.

    4. Unauthorized Testing

      Any scheduling of testing, other than testing authorized as a part of the School Division's assessment program, will be approved by the Department of Planning, Innovation, and Accountability.

  2. Instructional Programs
    1. All new programs will include an assessment component administered by the Department of Planning, Innovation, and Accountability.
    2. All existing programs will be assessed through ongoing formal and/or informal processes.
  3. Staff Development

    Staff members will be trained in test administration, interpretation of test data, and the use of varied assessment strategies.

Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991
Revised by Superintendent: February 28, 2008
Scrivener’s Amendments: September 28, 2011
Scrivener’s Amendments: January 8, 2014