Participation & Inclusion

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All students in tested grade levels and courses are expected to participate in Virginia’s assessment program, unless specifically exempted by state or federal law or by Board of Education regulations. Virginia’s assessment system includes students with disabilities and students who are English Learners (ELs). Students with disabilities and ELs may take Standards of Learning tests with or without accommodations or they may be assessed through the alternate assessment. The tests that comprise the Virginia Assessment Program are offered in English only; administration of the tests in other languages is not permitted.

VDOE offers the following guidance regarding the assessment of students with disabilities and/or ELs:

Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQ: Special Education and Desmos (Word) document addresses frequently asked questions concerning the implementation of Desmos and Special Education.