Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 131]
Final Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia
Action 622
General Information
Action Summary In this revision, the goals are to address: 1. Further refinement of student-level consequences related to the testing program and the impact of such changes on the school's overall accreditation rating; 2. Refinement of the new accreditation ratings; and 3. Further refinement and clarification of language inconsistencies in the current regulations. Most of the standards adopted by the Board in 1997 have been retained although many sections were rewritten or re-sequenced for clarity to define the Board's continued desire to adopt standards that will improve school performance, provide measurable objectives for student performance, and assist low-performing schools.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
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
887 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/28/2000.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jim Chapman  / Regulatory and Legal Coordinator
Address: James Monroe Bldg., 25th Floor
101 N. 14th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-2540    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.