CSSS Member Directory


Virginia
Virginia Department of Education Virginia Department of Education

CSSS Member Information:

Laura Casdorph
Science Specialist
Virginia Dept. of Education
101 N. 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Email
804-371-0759

Anne Petersen
Science Coordinator
Virginia Dept. of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218

Email
804-225-2676

Organizational Structure:
Local Control

State Education Demographics

  • Number of K-12 students: 1,200,000
  • Number of School Administrative Units: 132 Divisions

Standards Resources:  Curriculum and Instruction

Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools

  • Information: The Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools describe the commonwealth's expectations for student learning and achievement in grades K-12 in English, mathematics, science, history and social science, technology, the fine arts, foreign language, health and physical education, and driver education. The Curriculum Framework amplifies the Standards of Learning and defines the content knowledge, skills, and understandings that are measured by the Standards of Learning tests.

State Science Assessment Information

  • Given at what grades: Grades 3, 5 and 8 and at the end of Earth Science, Biology and Chemistry
  • Time of Year: Varies - The majority test in Spring, but there is a fall/winter window as well.
  • First Operational date: 1998
  • Type of Assessment: Multiple Choice

Virginia Department of Education Assessment and Reporting Virginia Department of Education Assessment and Reporting