Instruction & Assessment

  • Alternative Assessments
    The Virginia Alternate Assessments are designed to provide access to state assessments for eligible students with special needs.

    The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act  of 2001 requires that all students, including those with disabilities and those with limited proficiency in English, be assessed on statewide accountability measures the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA) require students with disabilities to participate in the same state assessments as those required of their without disabilities peers in the same grade level. 

    For all students with disabilities identified under IDEIA, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team determines how the student will participate in the accountability system.  For students identified under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, the 504 Committee determines how the student will participate.

    The Office of Exceptional Education and Student Services, in collaboration with the Department of Instruction, provide tiered  reading support to students with disabilities based on a variety of data points.  

    Reading Intervention
    The Office of Exceptional Education and Student Services, in collaboration with the Department of Instruction, provide tierred reading support to students with disabilities based on a variety of data points.