Growth Assessments

  • Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, students in Virginia public schools began to take Virginia Growth Assessments (VGA) in grades 3-8 reading and mathematics, as a result of legislation passed in the 2021 Virginia General Assembly.   The VGA are computer adaptive tests that are shorter than the spring Standards of Learning tests.  The assessments are given in grades 3-8 in reading and math three times a year: fall, mid-year, and spring. The spring growth assessments will be the regularly occurring Standards of Learning tests.


    Family Reporting

    Multiple reports are available to families after students take the VGA. 

    • Fall 2023 and earlier reports are the Student Detail by Question (SDBQ) report.
    • As of January 2024, a new VGA parent report has become available from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).  Multiple resources, including a sample of the new report and Virginia Growth Parent Guides by grade level are available on the VDOE website.  Click Here to be directed to the VDOE - VGA webpage to access these resources.


    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. Directions to access the score reports and claim codes in ParentVUE are below.  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. 


    Teacher/School Reporting

    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.