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State legislation required the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to implement new assessments to measure student growth in reading and mathematics beginning in September 2021. The first administration of the Fall Growth Assessments was designed to identify any unfinished learning from last school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as collect data to pace and enrich instruction.?The Student Detail by Question (SDBQ) reports from the Fall Growth Assessments for students in grades 3-8 (except students enrolled in Algebra I in 2020) show the academic standards on which the student was assessed and whether the test item was answered correctly, without assigning a passing or failing score.

These resources are intended to guide teachers in interpreting the Fall Growth Assessment reports, including the vertical scores, and how to use them to inform instruction in the classroom:

: This document offers answers to frequently asked questions and resource links for staff and teachers.

,?The YouTube video released on 11/17/2021,?is a recorded webinar that addresses the following questions:?

  • What are the Grades 3-8 Reading and Mathematics Growth Assessments, and why are we administering them?
  • What information is available for teachers about each students performance on the growth assessments?
  • What information will parents receive about their childs performance?

: This document provides a general overview of the SDBQ Report.

This VDOE webpage includes the latest test result analyses.