Students are assessed each year in grades three through eight and at the end of the course in specific subjects.
The Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools describe the commonwealth's expectations for student learning and achievement in grades K-12 in English, mathematics, science, history/social science, technology, the fine arts, foreign language, health and physical education, and driver education.
These standards represent a broad consensus of what parents, classroom teachers, school administrators, academics, and business and community leaders believe schools should teach and students should learn.
In the four core areas of English, mathematics, science, and history/social science, a curriculum framework also is provided that details the specific knowledge and skills students must possess to meet the standards for these subjects.
Standards of Learning currently in effect are listed below by subject area with pulldowns by grade level for each subject. Links also are provided for the curriculum frameworks mentioned above.