Testing and Assessment FAQs

How is student progress assessed?

Nevada Virtual Academy is a mastery-based program from kindergarten through 6th grade, which means students master concepts and lessons before moving on to the next lesson. Students are required to submit work samples to their teachers for evaluation and feedback. Teachers assess mastery and provide quantitative feedback in the secondary grades to students and families.

What tests are required as part of the program?

For the 2015–2016 school year, Nevada Virtual Academy students in grades 3–8 are required to participate in the Smarter Balance Assessment, based on grade level. 12th grade students will be required to complete the Nevada High School Proficiency Exam in Math, Reading, Science, and Writing that they have not previously passed. Nevada Virtual Academy students in grades 9-11 will be required to take End of Course Assessments that they have not passed. Multiple test sites around the state will be available for students to take these tests. Please contact the school directly for information about the test sites.

Do I have to participate in state testing?

All students are required to participate in state testing and are subject to disciplinary actions if they do not participate.