Buena Vista City Public Schools follow the Virginia Department of Education guidelines for administration and participation in State Assessments.  If you have any policy questions regarding State Assessments, including those assessments required of English Language Learners, please contact Brenda Walton at 540-261-6717 or at [email protected]

State Assessments include:

VKRP – Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (preschool and kindergarten)

PALs – Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (Pre K - 3rd grade)

SGAs – Student Growth AssessmentsSOL (Grades 3 - 8)

SOLs – Standards of Learning (Grade 3 Reading and Math) (Grade 4 Reading, Math, Virginia Studies) (Grade 5 Reading, Math, Science) (Grade 6 Reading and Math) (Grade 7 Reading, Math, Civics & Economics) (Grade 8 Reading, Math, Science) (Grades 9  - 12 End of Course as required for graduation)

Assessments for ELLs:

WIDA Screener upon entrance (within 2 week of entering)

Access – Annually until ELLs exit the program to measure growth

For other information on the ELL program, please contact Brenda Walton at 261-6717 or [email protected]

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