SOQ Compliance & Other Certifications Data Collection
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2020-2021 SOQ Compliance & Other Certifications Data Collection
The 2020-2021 SOQ Compliance and Other Certifications Data Collection is available in SSWS beginning July 1,2021. The data collection must be completed by August 6, 2021. The verification report must be printed, signed, scanned, and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 20, 2021. Refer to Superintendent's Memo #173-21-This is a PDF document. for more information.
Certain provisions in the Code of Virginia, Board of Education regulations, and the Appropriation Act require school divisions to annually certify the status of compliance. These certifications are collected through the annual SOQ Compliance and Other Certifications Data Collection. This data collection begins in July of each year and must be completed by each school division by August.
School divisions use the Single Sign-On for Web-based Systems (SSWS) to complete the SOQ Compliance and Other Certifications Data Collection.
In accordance with § 22.1-18 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Education is required to report the compliance of local school boards with the Standards of Quality (SOQ). This compliance is collected through the SOQ Compliance and Other Certifications Data Collection and included as part of the Board’s annual report to the General Assembly.
For more information on the SOQ, please see the Standards of Quality webpage.
In addition to SOQ compliance, VDOE collects several other certifications and reporting requirements through this data collection, which are not included in the Board's annual report. These other certifications include compliance with requirements such as teacher employment, compulsory attendance and truancy, school accountability and accreditation, and others. A complete list of all questions in the data collection, including the other certifications, is provided under “Resources” below.
Please note that Pre-Labor Day openings waivers have been eliminated for all school divisions except those offering year-round instructional programs. For more information, please see the Pre-Labor Day Openings webpage.
- 2020-2021 SOQ Compliance and Other Certifications Data Collection-This is a PDF document. – Superintendent's Memo 173-21, June 25, 2021
- Complete list of questions included in the 2020-2021 SOQ Compliance and Other Certifications Data Collection-This is a Word document.
- 2020 Virginia Standards of Quality-This is a Word document.
Please direct questions about the SOQ Compliance and Other Certifications Data Collection to the Policy Office at (804) 225-2092 or email@example.com.