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Grades 3-8 Reading & Mathematics Growth Assessments

Who: Students enrolled in grades 3-8 mathematics and reading during the 2022-2023 school year.
What: Legislation passed by the General Assembly requires the implementation of growth assessments in reading and mathematics in grades 3-8.  The assessments will measure students' knowledge current grade level content to establish a baseline from which teachers are able to begin instruction.  While the growth assessments are not official SOL tests, and no official score will be reported, the administration of these assessments will look very similar to SOL tests.  These results of these assessments will be used to determine student growth when compared to results of the related SOL assessment administered later in the year.  Access the Growth Assessment FAQ at the bottom of this page for more information about the growth assessments.
When: September 26-30, 2022*
            January 30-February 2, 2023*
*Specific dates and times of each test may differ between school buildings.
Where: All growth assessments will be administered in secure testing environments within the school buildings.
Why: The growth assessments administered in fall 2022 will be used as baseline data to begin the 2022-2023 school year, while the assessments administered during the winter of 2023 will students' growth since the beginning of the year and help guide teachers' instruction as students work toward the administration of the SOL tests.
Fall 2022 Growth Assessment Vertical Scaled Scores
Parents and guardians may view the VDOE's Vertical Scaled Score Interpretation for Fall 2022 Growth Assessments presentation by clicking here.  The following documents may also be utilized to learn more about your student's vertical scaled scores on the fall 2022 growth assessments.
Virginia Assessment Parent Portal Resources
More parent resources can be found on the VDOE Parent & Caregiver Resources for Growth Assessments web page by clicking here.