State Assessments

  • The following state required assessments are administered throughout the year:

  • Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS): Grades K-3

  • Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP)

  • Assessing Comprehension & Communication in English (ACCESS): Grades K-12

  • Standards of Learning (SOL) State Assessments: Grades 3-8 and High School Level Courses

  • Virginia Alternative Assessment (VAAP): Grades 3-8 and Grade 11

  • Local Alternative Assessment (LAA)

State Assessment Matrix

  • Here you can find the MCPS Balanced Assessment Plan. This plan includes a description of local, state, and national assessments and the purpose each one has in the instructional program.