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2016 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

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Department of Education, Central Office Operations

Item 133

Item 133

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
Pupil Assessment Services (18400)$41,607,554$39,807,573
Test Development and Administration (18401)FY2017 $41,607,554FY2018 $39,807,573
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2017 $30,848,716FY2018 $29,048,716
SpecialFY2017 $261,788FY2018 $261,788
Federal TrustFY2017 $10,497,050FY2018 $10,497,069

Authority: § 22.1-253.13:3, sections C and E, Code of Virginia; P.L. 107-110, Federal Code.


A. Out of this appropriation, $25,380,678 the first year and $25,380,678 the second year from the general fund is provided to support the costs of contracts for test development, administration, scoring, and reporting as well as other program-related costs of the Standards of Learning testing program.


B. Out of this appropriation, $4,132,000 the first year and $2,332,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to transition the grades three through five Standards of Learning mathematics tests and grades three through eight Standards of Learning reading tests to a computer adaptive format to improve the testing process and better identify students' strengths and areas in need of additional instructional focus.


C. Notwithstanding any contrary provisions of law, the Department of Education shall not be required to administer the Stanford 9 norm-referenced test.