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161 guidance documents relevant to this chapter

ID Title Revision Date Date Posted
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Adult Education High School Equivalency (HSE) Examination Guidelines 9/10/2015  12/21/2015 
Assessment Limited English Proficient Students: Guidelines For Participation in the Standards of Learning Assessments 12/30/2010  12/21/2015 
Assessment Process for School Divisions to Submit Locally-Developed and/or Selected English Language Proficiency Assessments for Board Approval 1/30/2003  12/21/2015 
Assessment Protocol for State-Directed Investigations of Testing Irregularities 4/30/2008  12/21/2015 
Assessment Guidelines for Local Alternative Assessments for 2014-2015 9/18/2014  10/29/2015 
Assessment Guidelines for Instruction-Based Assessments 12/31/2004  10/29/2015 
Assessment Eligibility Criteria for Expedited Retakes on Spring 2015 Grades 3 through 8 Non-Writing Standards of Learning Tests 3/26/2015  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Guidelines for Mentor Teachers Programs 6/30/2000  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Virginia License Renewal Manual 1/19/2011  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Hiring of Retired Public School Teachers and Administrators for Critical Shortage Areas 8/7/2001  12/18/2015 
Employment & License The Virginia Requirements of Quality and Effectiveness for Beginning Teacher Mentor Programs in Hard-to-Staff Schools 6/30/2004  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Virginia’s High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) for Experienced Teachers 4/30/2005  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Virginia’s Definition of Alternate Route for Highly Qualified Teachers 4/30/2004  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Virginia Requirements to be a Highly Qualified Special Education Teacher 9/30/2006  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Virginia High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) for Visiting International Faculty (VIF) Cultural Exchange Teachers 3/30/2007  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Guidelines for Prescribed Professional Teacher’s Examinations 1/8/2011  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Hight-Quality Professional Development Criteria 4/30/2004  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Criteria for Implementing Experiential Learning Credits for Alternate Route Applicants Seeking Initial Licensure 10/30/2005  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Policy Statement for Implementing in Virginia Approved Programs the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment 11/30/2005  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Virginia Standards for the Professional Practice of Teachers 4/28/2011  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Advancing Virginia’s Leadership Agenda Guidance Document: Standards and Indicators for School Leaders and Documentation for the Principal of Distinction (Level II) Administration and Supervision Endorsement 9/27/2012  12/18/2015 
Employment & License Guidelines Pertaining to the Employment of Substitute Teachers 3/24/2011  10/29/2015 
Employment & License Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers 7/23/2015  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Superintendents 7/23/2015  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Principals 7/23/2015  12/21/2015 
Employment & License Guidelines for Distributing National Board Incentive Awards 6/28/2012  10/29/2015 
ESEA Guidelines for Implementation of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Public School Choice Requirements 11/30/2002  12/21/2015 
ESEA Criteria for the Providers of Supplemental Educational Services Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 11/30/2002  12/21/2015 
Finance & Operations Use of Literary Fund Proceeds 6/29/2007  10/29/2015 
Finance & Operations Guidelines for Establishing Joint or Regional Continuation High Schools or Programs 5/28/2004  12/21/2015 
Finance & Operations Eligibility Criteria and Procedures for Supplemental Funding for School Divisions in the Commonwealth of Virginia That Enter Into Cost-Saving or Service-Sharing Agreements 7/23/2009  12/18/2015 
Finance & Operations Criteria for Making Distributions from the Public Charter School Fund 1/10/2008  12/21/2015 
Flag/Moment of Silen Guidelines on the Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, Including Guidelines for Appropriate Etiquette and Conventions for Respecting the Dignity of the Flag 7/26/2001  12/21/2015 
Flag/Moment of Silen Guidelines on the Minute of Silence Requirements 6/13/2000  12/21/2015 
Flag/Moment of Silen Guidelines Concerning Religious Activity in Public Schools 12/30/1995  12/21/2015 
Instruction Guidelines for the K-3 Record for Reading and Mathematics 5/30/2003  12/21/2015 
Instruction Objectives for Personal Living and Finance 12/30/2006  12/18/2015 
Instruction Criteria for Character Education 7/26/2012  12/18/2015 
Instruction Curriculum and Administrative Guide for Driver Education in Virginia 12/30/2010  12/21/2015 
Instruction Guidelines for Banking-In-School Demonstration Partnership Programs 12/30/2006  12/21/2015 
Instruction Virginia Plan for the Gifted 12/30/2006  12/21/2015 
Instruction Ppocedures for Initiating Academic Year Governor's Schools 1/30/1999  12/21/2015 
Instruction Homebound Instructional Services Guidelines 2/1/2012  12/18/2015 
Instruction Criteria for Establishing Governor's Career and Technical Academies 1/30/2008  12/21/2015 
Instruction Guidelines for Alternatives to Animal Dissection 7/30/2004  12/21/2015 
Instruction Virginia's Definition of School Readiness 4/30/2008  12/21/2015 
Instruction Criteria and Process for Adoption of Instructional Models/Programs That Include Instructional Methods to Satisfy Provisions in Regulations Establishing Accrediting Standards for Public Schools in Virginia 1/30/2004  12/21/2015 
Instruction Revisions to the Terminology Used in the Criteria and Disclaimers to Identify and Select Instructional Interventions in Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia 2/5/2007  12/21/2015 
Instruction Standards for the Governor’s Career and Technical Education Exemplary Standards Awards Program 5/30/2008  12/21/2015 
Instruction World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards 3/30/2008  12/21/2015 
Instruction Criteria and Process for the Board of Education to Review Charter School Applications 6/28/2012  10/29/2015 
Instruction Application for College Partnership Laboratory Schools and the Procedures for Receiving, Reviewing, and Ruling on College Partnership Laboratory School Applications 10/25/2012  10/29/2015 
Instruction Guidelines and Standards of Learning for Family Life Education 7/1/2011  10/29/2015 
Instruction Virginia’s Textbook Review Process 3/24/2011  10/29/2015 
Instruction Guidelines for Local Textbook Approval 9/22/2011  10/29/2015 
Instruction List of Board of Education Regulations Identified as Waivable for Charter School Purposes 6/30/1999  10/29/2015 
Instruction Guidelines for Academic and Career Plans 9/17/2009  10/29/2015 
Instruction Guidelines for Awarding Differentiated Numbers of Verified Credit for Career and Technical Education Certification and Licensure Examinations 12/31/2002  10/29/2015 
Instruction Growth Indicators in Response to the 2013 Acts of the Assembly 7/25/2013  10/29/2015 
Instruction Physical Education Program Guidelines For Public Elementary and Middle Schools 11/21/2013  10/29/2015 
Instruction Industry, Professional, or Trade Association Certification Examinations and Occupational Competency Assessments to Meet Requirements for Board of Education’s Career and Technical Education and Advanced Mathematics and Technology Seals 4/23/2015  12/21/2015 
Instruction High School to Work Partnerships Guidelines and Model Liability Waiver 6/26/2014  10/29/2015 
Instruction Responsive Instruction: Refining Our Work of Teaching All Children 10/31/2007  10/29/2015 
Instruction Guidelines for the Use of Computer Science Courses to Satisfy Graduation Requirements 1/22/2015  10/29/2015 
Instruction Guidelines for Graduation Requirements: Local Alternative Paths to Standard Units of Credit (Alternatives to the 140- Clock-hour Requirement) 10/22/2015  12/15/2015 
Instruction Guidelines for Using Supplementary Written Materials to Teach the Documents of Virginia History and the United States Constitution 1/22/2015  12/21/2015 
Instruction Guidelines for Issuing a Virginia Seal of Biliteracy 6/25/2015  12/21/2015 
Military Guidelines for Honorary High School Diplomas for Veterans of World War II, The Korean War, and the Vietnam War 10/25/2010  12/21/2015 
School Calendar Guidelines for Considering and Approving Requests for Pre-Labor Day Openings 3/28/2013  10/29/2015 
School Facilities Model Guidelines for the Wearing of Uniforms In Public Schools 7/1/1996  12/21/2015 
School Facilities Guidelines for School Facilities In Virginia’s Public Schools 9/1/2013  10/29/2015 
School Improvement Criteria for Review of Private Educational Management Companies 4/1/2005  12/21/2015 
School Improvement Guidelines for School Division Rewards Allowable under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 7/30/2004  12/21/2015 
School Improvement Guidelines for Sanctions/Corrective Actions for Virginia School Divisions in Improvement Status as Required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 10/30/2004  12/21/2015 
School Improvement Academic Review Process 9/27/2012  10/29/2015 
School Improvement Criteria for the Virginia Index of Performance 10/24/2013  10/29/2015 
School Improvement Division-Level Academic Review Process 10/25/2012  10/29/2015 
School Nutrition Annual Agreement to Participate in the School Nutrition Programs 5/30/2014  12/18/2015 
School Nutrition Resolution to Establish and Define Exemptions for School Sponsored Fundraisers Pending Incorporation in the Proposed Regulations Governing Nutritional Guidelines for Competitive Foods Available for Sale in the Public Schools 11/19/2015  12/21/2015 
School Safety Student Conduct Policy Guidelines 1/22/2015  10/29/2015 
School Safety Virginia School Search Resource Guide, Including Student Search Guidelines 10/1/2000  12/21/2015 
School Safety Guidance for Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in School Nutrition Programs 10/11/2002  12/18/2015 
School Safety Guidelines for Management of the Student’s Scholastic Record 5/1/2004  12/18/2015 
School Safety Model Guidelines for School Attendance for Children with Human Immunodeficiency Virus 12/30/1990  12/21/2015 
School Safety Virginia School Health Guidelines 5/1/1999  12/18/2015 
School Safety Model School Crisis and Emergency Management Plan 11/30/2007  12/18/2015 
School Safety School Safety Audit Protocol 7/30/2000  12/18/2015 
School Safety Policy Regarding Medication Recommendation by School Personnel 8/16/2002  12/21/2015 
School Safety Persistently Dangerous Schools and Unsafe School Choice Option 4/30/2003  12/21/2015 
School Safety Guidelines for Managing Asthma: A Team Approach 7/1/2003  12/21/2015 
School Safety Guidelines for Specialized Health Care Procedures 12/30/2004  12/21/2015 
School Safety Manual for Training Public School Employees in the Administration of Insulin and Glucagon 11/1/2011  12/18/2015 
School Safety Guidelines for Student Drug-Testing in the Public Schools 6/30/2004  12/21/2015 
School Safety Guidelines for the Development of Policies and Procedures for Managing Student Behaviors in Emergency Situations: Focusing on Physical Restraint and Seclusion 11/30/2005  12/21/2015 
School Safety Guidelines for the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct and Abuse in Virginia Public Schools 3/24/2011  10/29/2015 
School Safety Guidelines for Policies on Concussions in Student-Athletes 1/22/2015  10/29/2015 
School Safety Elementary School Gun Safety Guidelines and Curriculum 7/31/2011  10/29/2015 
School Safety Persistently Dangerous Schools Identification Process & Criteria 4/29/2003  10/29/2015 
School Safety Model Policy to Address Bullying in Virginia’s Schools 10/24/2013  10/29/2015 
School Safety Guidelines for School Division Policy Regarding Service Dogs in Virginia's Public Schools 12/31/2011  10/29/2015 
School Safety Resource Document for Local Screening Requirements in Virginia's Public Schools 9/30/2009  10/29/2015 
School Safety Guidelines for Recognition and Treatment of Anaphylaxis in the School Setting 12/30/2014  12/18/2015 
School Safety The Manual for the Training of Public School Employees in the Administration of Medication 6/1/2012  12/18/2015 
School Safety Guidelines for Seizure Management 12/31/2010  10/29/2015 
SOA Guidelines Establishing an Incentive Program to Encourage and Recognize School Accountability Performance and Competence to Excellence 7/30/2007  12/21/2015 
SOA Guidelines Governing Certain Provisions of the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia 1/13/2011  10/29/2015 
SOA Process by which Locally Prescribed Graduation Requirements that Exceed the Requirements in 8 VAC 20-131-50 of the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia May Be Amended or Discontinued 11/17/2011  10/29/2015 
SOA Interpretation of Regulations for Certain Transfer Students 12/20/2002  10/29/2015 
SOA A-F School Grading Formula 11/21/2013  10/29/2015 
SOA Substitute Tests for Verified Credit - effective beginning 2014-2015 school year 1/16/2014  10/29/2015 
SOA Guidance for the Determination of the New Accreditation Rating: “Partially Accredited” 10/22/2015  12/21/2015 
Special Education Guidelines for the Participation of Students with Disabilities in the State Accountability System 11/30/2010  12/21/2015 
Special Education Discipline of Students with Disabilities 12/30/2010  10/29/2015 
Special Education Your Family's Special Education Rights – Virginia Procedural Safeguards Notice 9/30/2013  12/18/2015 
Special Education Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) Program Guidelines 9/27/2012  12/18/2015 
Special Education Required Modifications to Local Procedures and Policies (Special Education) 11/30/2009  12/21/2015 
Special Education Alternative Special Education Staffing Plan Procedures 1/30/2001  12/21/2015 
Special Education Procedures for Receiving and Resolving Complaints which Allege Violation of Federal and State Laws and Regulations Pertaining to Children with Disabilities 2/25/2000  12/21/2015 
Special Education Guidelines for Schools for Students with Disabilities Fund 6/30/2007  12/21/2015 
Special Education Training Standards for Paraprofessionals Assigned to Work with a Teacher Who Has Primary Oversight of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder 1/10/2013  10/29/2015 
Special Education Standard Diploma Credit Accommodations for Students with Disabilities 3/28/2013  10/29/2015 
Special Education Guidelines for Educating Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) 10/4/2013  10/29/2015 
Special Education Parent's Guide to Special Education 12/31/2010  10/29/2015 
Special Education Parents’ Guide to Special Education Dispute Resolution 12/31/2008  10/29/2015 
Special Education Guidance on Prior Written Notice in the Special Education Process 5/31/2013  10/29/2015 
Special Education Guidance for Military Families with Students in Special Education 8/31/2014  10/29/2015 
Special Education Guidance Document on Manifestation Determination New Requirements 11/30/2006  10/29/2015 
Special Education Extended School Year Services 12/31/2007  10/29/2015 
Special Education Guidance Document on the Implementation of the Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia 8/31/2009  10/29/2015 
Special Education Guidance Document for Implementing New Special Education Requirements for the Definition of Parent 5/31/2009  10/29/2015 
Special Education Guidelines For School Division Transfer of Assistive Technology Devices 9/6/2013  10/29/2015 
Special Education Functional Behavioral Assessment, Behavior Intervention Plans and Positive Intervention and Supports 12/31/2009  10/29/2015 
Special Education Guidelines For Working With Students Who Are Blind Or Visually Impaired In Virginia Public Schools 12/31/2010  10/29/2015 
Special Education Guidelines For Working With Students Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing In Virginia Public Schools 2/1/2012  10/29/2015 
Special Education Guidelines For Working With Students Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing In Virginia Public Schools 2/1/2012  10/29/2015 
Special Education Speech-Language Pathology Services in the Schools: Guidelines for Best Practice 12/31/2011  10/29/2015 
Special Education Educational Interpreting Services 12/31/2010  10/29/2015 
Special Education Guidance on Evaluation and Eligibility for the Special Education Process 10/7/2013  10/29/2015 
Special Education Guidance Document for Standards-based IEPs 2/22/2011  10/29/2015 
Special Education Special Education in Local and Regional Jails: Guidelines for Best Practice 4/1/2012  10/29/2015 
Special Education The Virginia Paraprofessional Guide to Supervision and Collaboration with Paraprofessionals: A Partnership 6/1/2005  10/29/2015 
Special Education Guidance for the Development of Postsecondary Goals 1/31/2011  10/29/2015 
Special Education Transfer of Rights For Students with Disabilities Upon Reaching The Age of Majority In Virginia 5/1/2012  10/29/2015 
Special Education Handbook for Occupational & Physical Therapy Services in the Public Schools of Virginia 12/31/2010  10/29/2015 
Special Education Handbook for Educators of Students Who Are English Language Learners with Suspected Disabilities 12/31/2009  10/29/2015 
Special Education Students with Disabilities: Guidelines for Assessment Participation 9/1/2014  12/18/2015 
Special Education Guidelines for Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 10/31/2010  10/29/2015 
Special Education Models of Best Practice in the Education of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 5/31/2011  10/29/2015 
Special Education VAAP Participation Criteria and the Determination of Significant Cognitive Disabilities 4/1/2014  12/18/2015 
Standards of Quality Guidance Regarding Maximum Class Size and Student-Teacher Ratios in the Standards of Quality 1/16/2014  10/29/2015 
Student Services Suicide Prevention Guidelines 12/1/2003  12/18/2015 
Student Services Virginia Comprehensive Services Act for At-Rick Youth and Families Implementation Manual 7/30/2002  12/21/2015 
Student Services Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition and Intervention Training Curriculum Guidelines 12/30/2003  12/21/2015 
Student Services Virginia Tiered System of Supports (VTSS) A Guide for School Divisions 12/31/2013  10/29/2015 
Student Services Eating Disorders Awareness in the Public School Setting 1/5/2015  12/18/2015 
Teacher Education Accountability Measurement of Partnerships and Collaborations Based on PreK-12 School Needs Required by the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia 11/29/2012  12/18/2015 
Teacher Education Definitions of At-Risk of Becoming Low-Performing and Low-Performing Institutions of Higher Education in Virginia as Required by Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA) 5/19/2011  10/29/2015 
Teacher Education Criteria for Identifying Alternative Routes to Teacher Licensure as “Low Performing” or “At Risk of Becoming Low Performing” Required by Title II of the Higher Education Opportunity Act 2/17/2011  10/29/2015 
Technology Acceptable Use Policy: A Handbook 1/1/2001  12/18/2015 
Technology Guidelines for the Donation of Obsolete Educational Technology Hardware and Software by Schools Boards to Students 10/20/2000  12/21/2015 
Transportation Virginia School Bus Specifications 11/21/2013  10/29/2015 
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