Assessment Options for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities have several options for participating in the regular state accountability assessments.

Standards of Learning (SOL) Assessments

All students, including those with disabilities, are assessed on statewide accountability measures. In Virginia, students with disabilities have several options for participating in the regular state accountability assessments.

Students with disabilities may participate in the Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments in the same manner that non-disabled students participate, or they may participate in the SOL assessments with standard or non-standard accommodations.

Content Area Assessments by Grade Level

Grade Level Content Area Assessments
Elementary
  • Grade 3 - Math and Reading
  • Grade 4 - Math, Reading and History
  • Grade 5 - Math, Reading and Science
  • Grade 6 - Math and Reading
Middle School
  • Grade 7 - Math and Reading
  • Grade 8 - History, Math, Reading, Science and Writing
High School
  • Grade 10 - Science and History
  • Grade 11 - Math, Reading, and Writing

SOL Assessments Resources

SOL Test Blueprints

Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP)

The VAAP is designed to evaluate the performance of students with significant cognitive disabilities. This assessment is available to students with significant cognitive disabilities in grades 3-8 and high school who are working on academic standards that have been reduced in depth, breadth, and complexity. These content standards are referred to as the Virginia Essentialized Standards of Learning (VESOL). Content areas assessed each year align with SOL content areas assessed for their grade level peers in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and History-Social Science. Students instructed in the VESOL will earn the Applied Studies Diploma.

Contact Information

Ellen Agosta, Program Manager, 571-423-4111EMAgosta@fcps.edu