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.