Campbell County Public Schools Local Alternative Assessment
In 2014, the state Board of Education approved guidelines for locally developed assessments that replaced the SOL tests for 3rd Grade History, 3rd Grade Science, 5th Grade Writing, U.S. History I, and US History II SOL tests, which have been eliminated by the General Assembly. School divisions must certify that they have provided instruction and administered an alternative assessment to students that no longer have these corresponding SOL tests.
Campbell County Public Schools administers locally developed assessments in lieu of SOL tests for third grade science and social studies, fifth grade writing, sixth grade U.S. History I, and seventh grade US History II SOL tests. School divisions must certify that they have provided instruction and administered an alternative assessment to students that no longer have these corresponding SOL tests.
Beginning in 2019-2020, ninth grade students started building their collection of evidence for End of Course Writing where performance tasks will be used toward verified credit, replacing the traditional End of Course Writing SOL Test. The collection of evidence must include three types of writing covered by the English Standards of Learning during grades 9-11: persuasive, analytical, and argumentative, with at least one of the writing samples including a research component. For 2021-2022, ninth, tenth, and 11th grade students will participate in this collection of evidence. Students who have not shown adequate growth or have an incomplete collection during their 11th grade year, will be able to take the alternative assessment, Workkeys (approved by VDOE), to earn a verified credit. Your student will receive a tutorial for preparation through their homeschool. Verified credit information for English will be available at the conclusion of the 11th grade academic year in Infinite Campus.
Guidelines for Local Alternative Assessments require school divisions to provide a balanced assessment system, where students produce work or demonstrate their knowledge, understanding, and skills in ways that are authentic to the subject and/or the real world. Your child’s work is evaluated to better improve assessment and instruction in the classroom.
To view your child’s progress on these Local Alternative Assessments, visit the assessment tab within the Parent Portal. More information about CCPS Local Alternative Assessments, including descriptions of the assessed content and criteria, can be found under Parents and Students on the Campbell County Public Schools homepage.
Score Reporting of Local Alternative Assessments:
To view your child’s progress on these Local Alternative Assessments, visit the assessment tab within Parent Portal.
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