Information Regarding our Civics Local Alternative Assessments

Attention 8th Grade Families:

The Virginia Department of Education has replaced specific Standards of Learning tests (SOLs), such as Civics & Economics, with Local Alternative Assessments (LAAs). For the LAA students will create a Public Service Announcement using their acquired knowledge, research and skills to show their understanding of topics in Civics. In order to support students’ performances, we are asking for families to support and encourage their child to approach this task with a commitment to doing their best on the LAA. Additionally, the LAA will count as a coursework grade for all students and, therefore, will not be eligible for a retake per the Civics Syllabus. For information about LAAs, please reference the FCPS Parent Letter on LAAs.

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