Testing and Assessment FAQs
What tests are required as part of the program?
VAVA is a program of the following school districts: Bland, Bristol, Giles, King and Queen, Mecklenburg, Norton, Patrick, Radford, Tazewell, Washington, and Wise. Families enrolling in VAVA must be willing to participate in all required areas of the program.
- Lesson assessments
- Unit assessments
- Semester assessments
- Diagnostic testing (iReady, NWEA)
- Virginia State Standards of Learning (SOL)
- Online synchronous conferencing with the teacher
- Phone conferencing with the teacher
How is student progress assessed?
The Virginia Virtual Academy K–5 program is a mastery-based program, which means students master concepts and lessons before moving on to the next lesson. Following NCLB and state guidelines, students are expected to make at least a year's growth in a year's time. Teachers will assess mastery and provide feedback to students and families. Middle and high school students are assessed based assignments quizzes, tests, etc.