Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP)
Get information on your child's participation in the VAAP
State law requires testing under the Virginia assessment system for students in grades 3-8 and high school. Certain students who meet the criteria of a student with a significant cognitive disability are instructed on the Virginia Essentialized Standards of Learning (VESOL) and will be assessed on the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) in place of the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests. The VAAP assessment is a multiple-choice assessment that is given in an online or paper format. For more information on the new VAAP format, please view the Parent's Guide to Understanding the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program.
Official student results are distributed to parents and guardians in the summer following VAAP participation, and parents are invited to review and to take possession of their children's collections at defined points in the two years following a student's VAAP participation. The links below provide additional information about each of these opportunities for parents to understand their children's VAAP performance.