Virginia Remote Student Progress Test (VRSPT)
VRSPT was a one-time opportunity offered in spring 2021
Note: VRSPT are not available for the 2021-22 school year.
During spring 2021, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) developed a new assessment option for families of fully virtual students in grades 3-8. When a family decided to refuse the in-person Standards of Learning (SOL) test because of COVID-related concerns, their grade 3-8 students had the opportunity to access the new Virginia Remote Student Progress Test (VRSPT). Students attending school one or more day in-person were not eligible for this remote test.
The VRSPT was an optional assessment in spring 2021 only that used SOL-like questions delivered online. The VRSPT was available for grade 3-8 reading, grade 5 and 8 science, and grade 3-8 mathematics. VRSPT assessments were not available for high school credit-bearing courses, such as Algebra 1 and Geometry.
Purpose of the VRSPT
The VRSPT was intended as a means for families of fully virtual students to obtain information about their children’s achievement on grade-level content standards during virtual learning. Families whose students completed VRSPT assessment(s) by June 4 received a report with their score(s) before the start of the 2021-22 school year.
Accessing and Completing the Test
Families of eligible students automatically received information on how to access and complete this test at home. Students were able to complete their VRSPT assessments at any time between May 10 and June 4.
Although the same content standards and question formats were used, the Virginia Remote Student Progress Monitoring Test was not an SOL test. The test was not proctored and did not require a secure testing environment.