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Assessments & Accommodations (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)


It is the intent of the Commonwealth of Virginia to include all students with disabilities in the assessment component of Virginia's accountability system. IDEA 2004 regulations require that all students with disabilities participate in the state's accountability system.

Students with disabilities may participate in the Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments and Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP).

When determining participation in Virginia's Accountability System, all students with disabilities first must be considered for participation in the SOL assessments. A student's IEP or 504 Plan must specify the student's participation in the state accountability system as follows:

  • participation in the Standards of Learning test with no accommodations;
  • participation in the Standards of Learning test with accommodations;
  • participation in Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP)


All Disabilities Assessment Individualized Education Program (IEP) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Parent/Family Professional Resources Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) SOL Resources State Laws