A program of standardized testing prescribed by the Virginia Department of Education is administered annually. Standardized tests will be administered according to state and local directives. However, in administering tests or other assessment instruments, school board employees shall not require any public elementary school students being tested to disclose their race or ethnicity on such tests. A school division, however, may obtain such information from a student’s permanent record and place the information on the test or assessment.
In addition to this testing program, school personnel may test to meet specific needs within a school. This testing should be submitted to the superintendent for approval.
Legal Ref.: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 22.1-78, 22.1-253.13:1, 22.1-253.13:3.C.
8 VAC 20-131-20.
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