Substitute Tests for Verified Credit

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As permitted by the Standards for Accrediting Public Schools (8VAC20-131-110), the Virginia Board of Education has approved various “substitute” tests and set the minimum score that must be achieved for the purpose of awarding verified credit to students.

The approved substitute test criteria are detailed in Superintendent’s Memo 298-14 – October 31, 2014. The process for school divisions to nominate a potential substitute test and the required nomination form are provided in the attachment to the memo .

The Board also has approved a schedule of career and technical examinations for licensure or certification that may be substituted for SOL tests to earn student-selected verified units of credit. Tests for licensure or certification that require the demonstration of knowledge and skills beyond what is associated with a single course may result in the awarding of two units of verified credit.