A program of standardized testing prescribed by the Virginia Department of Education is administered annually. Standardized tests are administered according to state and local directives.


In administering tests or other assessment instruments, School Board employees do not require any public school students being tested to disclose their race or ethnicity on such tests. School division personnel, however, may obtain such information from a student’s permanent record and place the information on the test or assessment.


No student or his parent is required to disclose information related to the student’s race or ethnicity unless (i) the student or his parent is given an option to designate “other” for the student’s race or ethnicity or (ii) such disclosure is required by federal law.


Adopted:          October 15, 2018



Legal Ref.:      Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 22.1-4.2, 22.1-253.13:3.