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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach names Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. superintendent

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent. 

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach names Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. superintendent

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent. 

Logo Virginia Beach City Public Schools Charting the Course

Hundreds of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students will participate in the 16th Annual African American Male Summit on Jan. 20 at Frank W. Cox High School. Boys in grades six through 12 will share ideas with each other and with adult community members on topics such as student leadership, community involvement, relationship-building, and physical and mental well-being.

Testing Information and Dates

Division and Virginia State Mandated Tests

For specific dates, contact your child's school.

Updated 8/2023

DATES TESTS STUDENTS TESTING
September 19 - 27, 2023 VDOE Fall Growth Assessment
Middle School
Students in grades 6-8 for reading and mathematics.
September 21 - 29, 2023 VDOE Fall Growth Assessment
Elementary School
Students in grades 3-5 for reading and mathematics.
October 4, 2023 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT/NMSQT) Available to all students in grade 11.
October 23 – 27, 2023 Fall SOL Writing
High School
Students completing English 11 4x4 classes in Term 1 and SOL verified credit retakers.
November 27 – December 1, 2023 Fall SOL Writing (Online)
High School Second Opportunity
Students who were term graduates for the fall SOL test administration who need the writing SOL test for verified credit; online testing only.
December 4 - 20, 2023 WorkKeys - Business Writing Students who passed or will pass the grade 11 English course and have taken and failed, at least once, the EOC* writing or reading SOL test.
January 11-12 and 16-17, 2024 Fall SOL Non-Writing
High and Middle School
Students completing high school 4x4 classes in Term 1 and MS and HS SOL verified credit retakers.
January 16 - March 22, 2024 English Language Proficiency Test
(ACCESS FOR ELLs)

Academic Language of the Content
Areas (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking)
English learner students in K-12.
January 18- February 16, 2024 WorkKeys - Reading for Information Students who passed or will pass the grade 11 English course and have taken and failed, at least once, the EOC* writing or reading SOL test.
February 1-9, 2024 VDOE Winter Growth Assessment Students in grades 3-8 for reading and mathematics.
March 6, 2024 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT 10) Available to all students in grade 10.
March 18 - 22, 2024 Spring SOL Writing
High School
Students completing English 11 classes and SOL verified credit retakers.
April 23, 2024 Integrated Reading and Writing
Task

Elementary, Middle and High School
Students enrolled in grades 5, 8 and 11 English classes will participate in this reading and writing test. The new item type asks students to answer 6 questions and write about what they have read in a nonfiction passage that may include history/social science- or science based
content.
April 22 - 26, 2024 Spring SOL Writing (Online)
High School Second Opportunity
Students who were term graduates for the spring SOL test administration and who need the writing SOL test for verified credit, online testing only.
April 24 – May 3, 2024 April Term Grad Testing
High School
Early testing for high school students
in EOC* classes and retakers who are
scheduled to graduate by August 2024.
May 1 – June 13, 2024 WorkKeys Students who passed or will pass the grade 11 English course and have taken and failed, at least once, the EOC* writing and/or reading SOL test.
April 25 – May 17, 2024 International Baccalaureate (IB)
Testing
Students completing IB classes during
2023-2024.
May 6 - 17, 2024 Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Students completing AP classes during 2023-2024.
May 21 - June 5, 2024 Spring SOL Non-Writing
Elementary and Middle School
Students completing grades 3 - 8 classes with associated SOL tests.
May 28 - 31, 2024 Spring SOL Non-Writing
High School
High school students completing classes with an associated SOL test and SOL verified credit retakers.

*End-of-Course - Students completing an EOC class and need the test for verified credit or as required under ESSA or students who have previously failed an EOC test and need to retake the EOC test for a verified credit.

 

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