Assessment & State Reporting
The assessment and state reporting department is responsible for state and local assessment, measuring and reporting our district progress against external and internal performance targets, and the development of the district academic calendar.
Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Resources for Families & Students!!From the Virginia Department of Education: The Practice Items are test items grouped by content area and grade level or course available for use by teachers, parents, and students in Virginia. They serve as examples of the types of online test items, including technology-enhanced items (TEI), that are presented to students during an online state assessment. The Practice Items are representative of academic content included in the Standards of Learning, and they provide an opportunity for students to practice with the online tools and features of TestNav, the online testing software used in Virginia.Please note that the practice item sets are not complete tests and are not intended to cover all content for the grade level or course. While the practice items provide examples of some TEI, they are not intended to represent all types of functionality associated with these item types.From the Virginia Department of Education: Released tests are representative of the content and skills included in the Virginia SOL tests and are provided to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions. Test item sets rather than full released tests are being provided for some SOL courses since the test item bank for those courses cannot support a full release. Raw score to scaled score tables cannot be provided for the test item sets because they do not represent full test forms. Likewise, a raw score to scaled score table cannot be provided for the MC/TEI component of the End-of-Course Writing test because it does not represent a full test form.
The online version of the tests or test item sets is no longer available since the test delivery software has changed. The PDF version will contain the answer key for all items in the test or test item set.
The PDF documents for tests and test item sets released in spring 2015 and spring 2014 show images of the test items as they appeared in an online test format. Due to variability in computer monitors, color in an item may appear differently on one monitor as compared to another.Information relative to both state and Federal accountability, as well as current and past Standards of Learning (SOL) test scores is available here.The Annual Performance Reports for all Virginia school divisions is published at the Virginia Department of Education website. As of January 31, 2022, the currently posted reports reflect the data from the 2019-2020 school year. Access the DPS report.
DPS Testing Calendar, 2022-2023
The DPS Assessment Calendar provides information about each assessment given as well as the administration dates for the 2022-2023 school year.
Beginning in the fall of 2021, students in grades 3-8 participated in state Growth Assessments. During the 2022-2023 school year, these Growth Assessments will be administered in fall and winter. The assessment year will conclude with traditional state Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments. Having multiple test events will facilitate measuring student growth more effectively and consistently.The School Quality Profiles contain the most recent publicly released information regarding school accountability and assessment outcomes.Practice materials for the state Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments are posted on the Virginia Department of Education website.
The purpose of the surveys is to provide schools with information on school climate, safety, and working conditions in order to maintain a safe and orderly school environment conducive to learning. The surveys measure student and teacher/staff perceptions of school rules and discipline, teacher-student relationships, student engagement in school, and the extent of bullying and teasing at school. The survey is a component of the annual school safety audit which school divisions are required to submit to the Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety (VCSCS), according to § 22.1-279.8.B of the Code of Virginia.These surveys are administered, in alternating years, to students and staff at different grade levels:2020-2021 School Year
2021-2022 School Year
- Staff at all schools participated. Students in grades 6-8 participated.
2022-2023 School Year
- Staff at all high schools participated. Students in grades 9-12 participated.
- Staff at all schools will participate. Students in grades 6-8 will participate.