Social Studies Local Assessments

Background: As a result of HB 930, three social studies SOL tests (Grade 3: History, Grade6: United States History to 1865, and Grade 7: United States History: 1865 to Present) have been replaced with district developed alternative assessments. This change was made effective for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information on the changes, please view the VDOE Local Guideline for Alternative Assessment.

APS Alternative Assessment: The following APS alternative assessments were developed by district Social Studies teachers utilizing the Curriculum Framework as adapted from the VDOE. These alternative assessments, also known as performance assessment tasks (PATs), are an end of unit evaluation of a student’s ability to demonstrate their deeper understanding of a given “concept” or “big idea” from the unit and apply higher order thinking skills. Teachers administer the PATs at the start, middle (for grades 6 and 7), and end of the year to measure student growth in content knowledge and skill sets as outlined in the trait specific rubric form.

Grade 3 Alternative Assessments

Grade 6 Alternative Assessments

Grade 7 Alternative Assessments