K-3 English Achievement Record Sample
Regulation 8 VAC 20-131-80 of the Standards of Accreditation requires that schools shall maintain an early skills and knowledge achievement record in reading and mathematics for each student in grades kindergarten through grade 3 to monitor student progress and to promote successful achievement on the third grade Standards of Learning tests. This record shall be included with the student's records if the student transfers to a new school.
The Board of Education approved the 2010 English Standards of Learning on January 14, 2010. Full implementation of the 2010 English Standards of Learning will begin in the fall of the 2012-2013 school year.
In 1999, a committee developed the original sample, which represents a collection of elements from various Virginia school divisions' achievement records. The elements of the sample K-3 English Achievement Record are explained below.
- The K-3 English Standards of Learning are organized by strand to provide alignment across the grades.
- The eleventh page of this sample provides a cumulative record for intervention/remediation services.
- A sample four-point rubric, which appears at the top of each page, is used for indicating levels of achievement. A score of 3, meets the standard, would indicate that the student demonstrates knowledge and skills 80 percent of the time.
- Since the K-3 Standards are the foundation for reading, the committee that designed the record recommended that school divisions consider 80 percent as the minimum score for meets the standard. However, the type of scoring system and numerical indicators for all score points should be determined by the school division.
- Both formative and summative evaluation of the standards are recommended. However, school divisions may determine when and how students are assessed.