Superintendent’s Memo #175-13

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

June 28, 2013

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Cut Scores Adopted by the Board of Education for the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) in Reading, Mathematics, Writing, and Science

The charts below list the cut scores for the achievement levels of pass/proficient and pass/advanced for the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) in reading, mathematics, writing, and science adopted by the Virginia Board of Education at its June 27, 2013, meeting.


Reading

 

Pass/Proficient

Pass/Advanced

Grade 3

7 out of 12

10 out of 12

Grade 4

8 out of 12

10 out of 12

Grade 5

8 out of 12

10 out of 12

Grade 6

7 out of 12

10 out of 12

Grade 7

7 out of 12

10 out of 12

Grade 8

7 out of 12

10 out of 12

High School

7 out of 12

10 out of 12

 

Mathematics

 

Pass/Proficient

Pass/Advanced

Grade 3

7 out of 12

10 out of 12

Grade 4

7 out of 12

10 out of 12

Grade 5

7 out of 12

10 out of 12

Grade 6

7 out of 12

10 out of 12

Grade 7

7 out of 12

10 out of 12

Grade 8

7 out of 12

10 out of 12

High School

7 out of 12

10 out of 12

 

Writing

 

Pass/Proficient

Pass/Advanced

Grade 5

5 out of 8

8 out of 8

Grade 8

5 out of 8

8 out of 8

High School

5 out of 8

7 out of 8

 

Science

 

Pass/Proficient

Pass/Advanced

Grade 3

9 out of 16

14 out of 16

Grade 5

9 out of 16

14 out of 16

Grade 8

12 out of 20

18 out of 20

High School

12 out of 20

18 out of 20

These cut scores will be applicable for VAAP collections of evidence based on revised Aligned Standards of Learning in reading, mathematics, writing, and science 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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