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The Office of Assessment partners with schools, students, and families in implementing and interpreting District and Statewide Assessments.

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District-wide assessments, what to expect during the tests, what the scores mean, and resources to use based on the results

Office of Assessment--What We Do

The Office of Assessment:

  1. Ensures adherence to testing policies, procedures and security protocols.
  2. Monitors and assists schools identifying students (need to test, demographic data, testing accommodations, etc.) for District and State Wide Assessments.
  3. Uploads data to the data management system for each assessment.
  4. Trains STCs how to manage and administer assessments and to train their staff to administer assessments.
  5. Holds schools accountable for testing and ensuring all students have the opportunity to test.
  6. Distributes assessment results and train staff to access results for each assessment.
  7. Works with the DTL and school staff to interpret and use the data from the assessments and other data sources to help inform instruction.
  8. Coordinates the Assessment Calendar and serves as the point of contact between the school division and the VDOE.
  9. Works closely with School Test Coordinators (STCs) who serve as the point of contact between the Office and the schools. ?The STC is responsible for ensuring that all procedures required for assessments are implemented within the school and for maintaining the security of test materials.
  10. The Office of Assessment coordinates district-wide administration of the following assessments:
  • Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA)
  • Standards of Learning (SOL)
  • Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP 2.0)
  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
  • Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3)
  • WIDA ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs)

Assessment Calendar 2023 – 24

Dates Test Grade Levels
August 28 – September 15, 2023 SOL-Summer/Make ups 9 – 12
September 11 – October 6, 2023 Virginia Growth Assessments (Reading and Math) – Fall 3 – 8
September 11 – October 6, 2023 NWEA MAP Growth for Reading & Math 1 – 8
October 11, 2023 PSAT (Home instruction students notify by Sept. 14) 10 – 11
October 16 – November 3, 2023,? October 16-17, 2023 / October 18, 2023 SOL-Fall Writing: Online PAPER Multiple-Choice Writing Paper / Direct Writing/Short Paper 11 – 12
November 1 – 30, 2023 Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT)All students in grade 1 and any student in grade 9 with no previous abilities test 1? & 9
November 1 – 30, 2023 CogAT: Students in grades 2 – 5 with no previous CogAT test 2 – 5
November 1 – 30, 2022 CogAT: Students in grades 6-8 with no previous CogAT test 6 – 8
November 13 – December 8, 2023 SOL-Fall Writing: Term Graduate 2nd Online Test Term Graduates
January 8 – February 2, 2024 Virginia Growth Assessment (Math and Reading) – Winter 3 – 8
January 8 – January 26, 2024 Retakes January 29 – February 9 2024 SOL-Fall: End-of-Course (Non-writing) Tests 9 – 12
January 16 – March 14, 2024 ACCESS for ELLs & Alternate ACCESS for ELLs (WIDA levels 1-4) K – 5
January 16 – March 14, 2024 ACCESS for ELLs & Alternate ACCESS for ELLs (WIDA levels 1-4) 6 – 8
January 16 – March 14, 2024 ACCESS for ELLs & Alternate ACCESS for ELLs ( WIDA levels 1-4) 9 – 12
March 4 – 15, 2024 SOL-Term Grad Writing First Attempt 12
March 4 – 5, 2024 / March 6, 2023 SOL-Spring PAPER Tests: Multiple Choice Writing Direct Writing/Short Paper- 11
March 4 – April 5, 2024 SOL-Spring ONLINE Multiple Choice Writing & Direct Writing/Short Paper 11
April 8 – 26, 2024 SOL-Term Grad Writing 2nd attempt for Term Grads 12
April 8 – 30, 2024 SOL-Term Grad Non-writing Spring: End-of-Course 12
April 25 – May 17, 2024 IB (International Baccalaureate) 9 – 12
April 29 – May 24, 2024 NWEA MAP Growth for Reading & Math 1 – 8
May 6 – 17, 2024 AP (Home Instruction students notify school by Nov. 1) 9 – 12
May 13 – June 7, 2024 including expedited retakes SOL-Spring: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and History/Social Studies 3 – 5
May 13 – June 7, 2024 including expedited retakes SOL-Spring: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Civics & Economics and End-of-Course Tests 6 – 8
May 13 – June 7, 2024 including expedited retakes SOL-Spring: End-of-Course Tests 9 – 12
July 8 – 26, 2024 (To be confirmed) SOL-Summer: Writing ONLINE/Paper 11 – 12
July 29 – August 2, 2024 (To be confirmed) SOL-Summer: End-of-Course Tests 9 – 12
August 26 – September 13, 2024 (To be confirmed) SOL-Summer Extended Window: End-of-Course Tests 9 – 12

 

Contact

Lisa Pellegrino? – Division Director of Testing (DDOT) – 703-228-8626

Shari Brown?– Assessment Specialist – 703-228-6153

Katherine Mosquera? – Administrative Specialist – 703-228-6155