The Virginia State Assessments are annual tests used to measure a student’s mastery of the state’s grade-level academic standards. The tests are also used to evaluate schools and determine each school’s accountability status.
Students in grades 3 through 8 are assessed in English language arts and math, in grades 4 and 8 in science, and in grades 5 and 8 in social studies.
Students receive a score of level 1 through level 4. The goal is for 90% of students to score at or above level 3, the level of proficiency.
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