Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing the Secondary School Transcript [8 VAC 20 ‑ 160]
Action Comprehensive Revisions to the Regulations Governing Secondary School Transcripts
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 11/12/2021
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11/10/21  8:42 am
Commenter: Morgan Meadowes

Opt in for Test Scores

As a high school counselor, I am fully in support of making test scores on transcripts be an opt IN. Many universities are continuing their test optional policy and students (and counselors!) are required to go through extra steps to NOT report scores to schools, creating more work for everyone. Students should have easy control over what information is sent to colleges. There is no advantage to including scores on transcripts as it is unofficial anyway - colleges who require official scores will not accept transcript scores. Colleges who accept unofficial scores will ask students to self report in the application. Scores are not automatically updated after each test and therefore often not accurate for students' most recent test, which can then be contradictory to what students self report. Making test scores opt IN is the best route for everyone.

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