VA SB969 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Engrossed on February 5 2018 - 50% progression
Action: 2018-03-06 - Left in Appropriations
Pending: House Appropriations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


High school graduation requirements; verified credits. Requires the Board of Education, in establishing high school graduation requirements, to require students to earn one verified credit in history and social science by (i) the successful completion of a Board-developed end-of-course Standards of Learning assessment; (ii) achievement of a passing score on a Board-approved standardized test administered on a statewide, multistate, or international basis that measures content that incorporates or exceeds the Standards of Learning content in the course for which the verified credit is given; or (iii) achievement of criteria for the receipt of a locally awarded verified credit from the local school board in accordance with criteria established in Board guidelines when the student has not passed a corresponding Standards of Learning assessment. The bill prohibits such end-of-course Standards of Learning assessment from being a performance-based assessment.

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SOL; verified credit.


Roll Calls

2018-03-02 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 2-N) (Y: 6 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-28 - House - House: Reported from Education with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (Y: 18 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-26 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N) (Y: 5 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-06 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (Y: 38 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-02 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-01 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (Y: 14 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-03-06HouseLeft in Appropriations
2018-03-02HouseSubcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 2-N)
2018-03-01HouseAssigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
2018-02-28HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2018-02-28HouseCommittee substitute printed 18107667D-H1
2018-02-28HouseReported from Education with substitute (18-Y 4-N)
2018-02-26HouseSubcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
2018-02-26HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
2018-02-16HouseAssigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1
2018-02-08HouseReferred to Committee on Education
2018-02-08HouseRead first time
2018-02-08HousePlaced on Calendar
2018-02-06SenateRead third time and passed Senate (38-Y 1-N)
2018-02-05SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB969S1
2018-02-05SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 18106049D-S1
2018-02-05SenateReading of substitute waived
2018-02-05SenateRead second time
2018-02-02SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
2018-02-01SenateCommittee substitute printed 18106049D-S1
2018-02-01SenateReported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N)
2018-01-24SenateAssigned Education sub: Public Education
2018-01-19SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2018-01-19SenatePresented and ordered printed 18105709D

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