Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton announced this week that the Standards of Learning (SOL) Innovation Committee has completed the first round of interim recommendations intended to make adjustments to the assessment system. The committee, which has been meeting since July, has developed a series of recommendations aimed at reforming the current assessment system. Twelve recommendations will be sent to the Board of Education and the General Assembly listing ways to reform the SOL assessments, recognize and promote student growth and encourage creativity in the classroom.
Among the members of this committee which includes educators and business persons is our current VASSP President, Dr. Brian Matney, Principal at Landstown High School inn Virginia Beach.
If you would like to access more information regarding the recommended changes from this committee, please go to: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2014/11_nov25_gov.shtml