VA: Superintendent Says Tests This Year Are Focused on Student Recovery, Not Accountability

VA: Superintendent Says Tests This Year Are Focused on Student Recovery, Not Accountability

April 27, 2021

Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane says that the state’s focus for spring testing this school year is to collect data on students’ academic needs in order to address pandemic disruption as schools reopen. Lane made the comments in a video shared by the state Department of Education, while reiterating that test scores this year would not be used for typical accountability measures like school and teacher evaluations.