Review and Revision of History and Social Science Standards of Learning
New academic content Standards of Learning for history and social science were first developed in 1995 and revised in 2001, 2008, and again in 2015. The Standards of Quality require the Board of Education to review the Standards of Learning on a regular seven year schedule. §22.1-253.13:1 and §22.1-17.5. On January 28, 2021, The Virginia Board of Education authorized the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) proceed with the review and revision process of the History and Social Science Standards of Learning consistent with the schedule adopted by the Board in September 2000. It is anticipated that the Standards revision will be completed before November 2022.
News & Announcements
The VDOE is also seeking nominations from division superintendents for individuals who are qualified and available to serve on committees to review the K-12 History and Social Science Standards of Learning during the summer of 2021. Nominees for the Educators’ Committee should be teachers, principals, administrators, content specialists, or others who have expertise with the content areas and the Standards. Additional details can be found in Superintendent’s Memo #025-21 (January 29, 2021)-This is a Word document..