Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing the Secondary School Transcript [8 VAC 20 ‑ 160]
LEA’s to add an Opt-Out Policy for Sending Standardized Test Scores to Postsecondary Institutions
Action 4565
General Information
Action Summary Changes in professional practice in postsecondary institutions have necessitated a change to one item in the Regulations Governing Secondary School Transcripts (8 VAC 20-160-30). The regulations should be revised to allow for flexibility in the mandate regarding sending standardized test scores to postsecondary institutions. The Virginia Board of Education is proposing an amendment to the wording of 8 VAC 20-160-30, Item #25 of the Regulations Governing Secondary School Transcripts to add an Opt-Out policy to allow flexibility to certain students who do not want standardized test scores sent to postsecondary institutions.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004751]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7562 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/01/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Joseph A. Wharff  / School Counseling Specialist
Address: P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-3370    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-