Superintendent’s Memo #165-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

July 13, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Passing Scores Adopted by the Board of Education for the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program in Mathematics

The chart below lists the cut scores for the achievement levels of pass/proficient and pass/advanced for the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) in mathematics adopted by the Virginia Board of Education at its June 28, 2012, meeting.

VAAP Mathematics Achievement Level Cut Scores


Grade Range

Pass/Proficient

Pass/Advanced

Grades 3-5

8 out of 16

14 out of 16

Grades 6-8

8 out of 16

14 out of 16

High School

8 out of 16

14 out of 16

These cut scores will be applicable for VAAP collections of evidence based on the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning beginning with the spring 2013 administration.
If you have questions, please contact the student assessment staff by e-mail at Student_Assessment@doe.virginia.gov or by phone at (804) 225-2102.

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