Virginia Modified Achievement Standards Test (VMAST)
The Virginia Modified Achievement Standards Test (VMAST) is intended for students with disabilities who are being instructed in grade level content but are not likely to achieve proficiency in the same time frame as their non-disabled peers. In the VMAST assessments, research-based supports and simplifications identified by Virginia educators have been applied to existing online reading and mathematics items to make them more accessible for students with disabilities.
During the 2013-2014 school year, the VMAST will be available to eligible students with disabilities for grades 3 through 8 Mathematics and Reading as well as Algebra I and End-of-Course (EOC) Reading. Beginning in 2014-2015, the VMAST will not be available in grades 3 through 8 Mathematics or Reading. Starting with the summer 2014 SOL test administration, the VMAST will be offered only for Algebra I and EOC Reading for eligible students with disabilities pursuing a Standard Diploma with credit accommodations.
- Selecting Appropriate Students for VMAST 2011-2012 (PPT)
- VMAST Participation Criteria Form (Word) – developed by Virginia educators to define the characteristics of students for whom VMAST would be an appropriate assessment.
- Sample VMAST Participation Criteria Form (PDF)
Test Administration Resources
Spring 2012 Field Test: VMAST Examiner’s Manual for Grades 3-8 Reading and EOC Reading
- VMAST Practice Items and Practice Item Guides