Archived Webcast: Standard Diploma Credit Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
The 2012 General Assembly amended the Code of Virginia to emphasize college and workplace readiness for all students, including students with disabilities. The legislation eliminated the Modified Standard Diploma, effective with students entering the ninth grade for the first time in 2013-2014. The General Assembly also directed the Board of Education to make provisions for students with disabilities who previously would have been candidates for the Modified Standard Diploma. The Board of Education responded to the legislature in June 2012 by amending the Standards of Accreditation (SOA) to permit credit accommodations for students with disabilities pursuing a Standard Diploma. The presenter is Samantha Marsh Hollins, Director of the Office of Special Education Program Improvement with the Virginia Department of Education.