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GDForum ID: 436
Description of Proposed Guidance Document Changes
The Emergency Guidelines extend some of the same flexibilities to certain students who continue to be impacted by ongoing pandemic conditions in the fall of 2020. Further, the Emergency Guidelines create an additional pathway to the award of LAVCs in history and social science for those school divisions with the capacity to administer local performance assessments. This option encourages school divisions to build and/or grow their capacity to administer performance assessments in history and social science, allows teachers to assess in dynamic ways, and creates a foundation for the use of this type of assessment model in the future. The Emergency Guidelines are a companion to the Board’s Regulations Establishing Standards for the Accreditation of Public Schools – or Standards of Accreditation – and 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. These Emergency Guidelines were approved by the Board of Education on November 19, 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: 12/21/2020
Volume: 37 Issue: 9
The public comment period began upon publication and extended for 30 days. It ended on 1/20/2021.
There were no comments
Effective Date: 1/21/2021
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