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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach names Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. superintendent

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent. 

Logo Virginia Beach City Public Schools Charting the Course

Hundreds of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students will participate in the 16th Annual African American Male Summit on Jan. 20 at Frank W. Cox High School. Boys in grades six through 12 will share ideas with each other and with adult community members on topics such as student leadership, community involvement, relationship-building, and physical and mental well-being.

Testing and Assessment 6-73.1

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 6-73.1


Testing and Assessment

  1. Testing
    1. Standardized Tests

      Standardized tests required by the Virginia Board of Education through the Virginia State Assessment Program will be administered. Additional standardized testing will be administered as deemed necessary by the Superintendent.

    2. Standardized Test Results

      Standardized test results will be analyzed to determine indications of program strengths and weaknesses. Students' individual test results will be reported to adult students or minor students' parents/legal guardians. Citywide test results will be released to the media through the Department of Planning, Innovation, and Accountability at the discretion of the Superintendent.

    3. Objective-Referenced Tests

      Objective-referenced tests will be developed locally to assess student progress with the approved curriculum. The results of such testing will be used to analyze the effectiveness of the instructional program division-wide and for each individual school.

    4. Unauthorized Testing

      Any scheduling of testing, other than testing authorized as a part of the School Division's assessment program, will be approved by the Department of Planning, Innovation, and Accountability.

  2. Instructional Programs
    1. All new programs will include an assessment component administered by the Department of Planning, Innovation, and Accountability.
    2. All existing programs will be assessed through ongoing formal and/or informal processes.
  3. Staff Development

    Staff members will be trained in test administration, interpretation of test data, and the use of varied assessment strategies.

Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991
Revised by Superintendent: February 28, 2008
Scrivener’s Amendments: September 28, 2011
Scrivener’s Amendments: January 8, 2014