New public FCPS Student Assessment webpages are now available for parents/guardians to access basic information about their children’s required assessments. In compliance with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) testing transparency, these webpages give an overview of:
- Right to refuse participation in state testing (e.g., SOLs)
- Required assessments at each grade level
- Resources for accessing and understanding assessment results
The Grade Level Tests webpage may be especially helpful to school staff in responding to questions from parents/guardians about required assessments. For each grade level, parents/guardians will find a chart that summarizes the source of the testing requirement, the purpose of the test, amount of time needed to complete testing, timeframe for testing within the year, and how and when results will be distributed. Schools are welcome to share this web resource with families.