On Friday, June 24, 2022, the first test administration of the new Virginia Alternate Assessment  Program (VAAP) officially ended. The successful administration of approximately 22,000  VAAP tests to eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities reflects the preparation and implementation efforts of school division administrators and teachers across the Commonwealth.  

The Department of Student Assessment, Accountability, and ESEA Programs and the  Department of Special Education and Student Services are seeking feedback on the new VAAP  from DDOTs, special education directors, and teachers as well as from parents of students with significant cognitive disabilities who participated in the 2021-2022 VAAP administration.  

All feedback received will be used to assist Virginia  Department of Education staff with future VAAP implementation. 

Thank you for your input and support. If you have questions, please contact the student assessment  staff at or (804) 225-2102.