|The purpose of these regulations is to define the requirements for accrediting public schools in Virginia. Section 22.1-19 of the Code of Virginia requires that the Board of Education "... provide for the accreditation of public elementary, middle, and high schools in accordance with standards prescribed by it." Further, the Standards of Quality for Public Schools in Virginia (SOQ), in ' 22.1-253.13:3.F of the Code of Virginia, requires that local school boards "... maintain schools which meet the standards of accreditation prescribed by the Board of Education." The Board announced its intent to amend the accrediting standards in the spring of 1999. In April 1999 invited officials from other states with similar accountability models as well as experts in the area of standards setting and accountability to meet and discuss performance-based accountability for students and schools. A series of public hearings were held in May 1999. Subsequent meetings were held with division superintendents and principals to gather input for potential revisions that would clarify the accountability requirements for schools. The first proposed revisions were adopted by the Board in October 1999, followed by additional public hearings in November 1999. Following extensive public comment, further changes to the proposed revisions have been drafted and are being released for additional public comment. These changes further refine the requirements related to accountability at the student level, student recognition, and public school accreditation.
|Section 22.1-253.13 , Code of Virginia
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|No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
|Text of Regulation
|Link to Virginia Administrative Code
|Goals of Regulation
|To be determined.
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