The Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) is designed to evaluate the performance of students with significant cognitive disabilities in grades 3-8 and high school.
Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, the portfolio-based VAAP will be replaced with a new multiple-choice assessment in the content areas of reading, mathematics, and science that will be administered to students in an online or paper format. The new VAAP will be based on academic content standards derived from the Standards of Learning (SOL) in reading, mathematics, and science that have been reduced in depth, breadth, and complexity. These content standards are referred to as the Virginia Essentialized Standards of Learning (VESOL).
Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year and for eligible elementary and middle school students participating in VAAP, school divisions will collect student work to compile collections of evidence, score the collections of evidence using the existing VAAP scoring rubric and addendum, and report student performance to parents in elementary and middle school history/social science and grade 8 writing. The collections of evidence are to be based on the Aligned Standards of Learning (ASOL) for these content areas and levels. The ASOL are the content standards in history/social science and writing that have been reduced in depth, breadth, and complexity. Resources for assessing history/social science and writing are provided below:
All reports are available in Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) ParentVUE and in the Pearson Parent Portal at the conclusion of testing. The Pearson Parent Portal can be accessed by using claim codes that are available in NPS ParentVUE. Click on ParentVUE for directions to access the score reports and claim codes. They can also be found on the back of the testing transparency letter sent home with all students required to test, before the testing window began.
If support is needed to access NPS ParentVUE please contact your student's school.
Teachers are able to access the same reports as families in TeacherVUE. Please see your School Test Coordinator for support to locate the reports, if needed.