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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Education
 
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
 
Document ID Document Title Document in Effect Proposed Document
COVID19 Emergency Guidelines for Locally-Awarded Verified Credits pdf Document     pdf Proposed Document
 
Contact Information
 
Name:
Dr. Leslie Sale
        Title:
Director of Policy
 
Email:
leslie.sale@doe.virginia.gov
 
Address:
101 N. 14th Street
 
City:
Richmond
State:  
VA
Zip:  
23219
 
Phone:
(804)225-2092
Fax:  
()-
 
The Virginia Register
 

Publication Date: 7/20/2020    Volume: 36  Issue: 24
The public comment period will begin upon publication and extend for 30 days ending on 8/19/2020.

Planned Effective Date:  8/20/2020 
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