This fall, Virginia students in grades 3-8 will take new growth assessments to determine baselines for measuring individual academic progress in reading and math during the school year. The new tests are mandated by legislation approved by the 2021 General Assembly. For 2021-2022, the legislation calls for the administration of fall growth assessments in reading and math, in addition to the end-of-year Standards of Learning tests students will take next spring.
Full implementation of the legislation will occur in the 2022-2023 school year with assessments three times during the year: fall, mid-year, and spring. The spring growth assessments will be the regularly occurring SOL tests.