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GDForum ID: 351
Description of Proposed Guidance Document Changes
The revised guidelines extend the flexibility provided originally in the Emergency Guidelines for Locally Awarded Verified Credits to students who had earned a standard credit in a course prior to spring 2020 and intended to sit for an SOL end-of-course assessment for a verified credit during the 2020 spring test administration. Changes to the guidelines still promote student accountability but recognize that these unprecedented circumstances may have impeded a student’s ability to earn a verified credit or access the locally-awarded verified credit option. The revised guidelines supplement the Guidance Document Governing Certain Provisions of the Regulations Establishing Standards For Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia. The latter document as well as the Standards of Accreditation remain in effect for the purpose of awarding locally-awarded verified credits for students who do not meet the exemption criteria. The revised guidelines were approved by the Virginia Board of Education on June 18, 2020 for immediate implementation.
Guidance Document(s) for this Comment Forum
The agency is considering feedback and has not yet made a decision to confirm or delay the proposed changes.
Document in Effect
Emergency Guidelines for Locally-Awarded Verified Credits
Dr. Leslie Sale
Director of Policy
101 N. 14th Street
The Virginia Register
Publication Date: 7/20/2020
Volume: 36 Issue: 24
The public comment period began upon publication and extended for 30 days. It ended on 8/19/2020.
There were no comments
Effective Date: 8/20/2020
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