Virginia State Assessments

ACCESS (VA)

How are records matched to students in Illuminate?

2013-2014, 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 (Tab-Delimited)

  • 1st: State Student ID (11) to State Student ID
  • 2nd: District Student ID (12) to Local Student ID

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How are unique records identified?

013-2014 and 2012-2013 (Tab-Delimited):

  • Date of Testing (147)
  • State Student ID (11)
  • District Student ID (12)

2011-2012 Tab-Delimited: 

  • State Student ID (11)
  • District Student ID (12)

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PALS - Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening

How are records matched to students in Illuminate?

All PALS datasets matches VA State Testing Identifier (1) to State Student ID

How are unique records identified?

*Note, the columns in the Layout Specs we have aren't labeled by number. 

All PALS datasets 

  • Assessment Form
  • Assessment Date
  • VA State Testing Identifier (1)  

NOTE: The Assessment Form and Assessment Date columns change position depending on which year and grade level you're looking at. They are found right next to each other, occurring at columns 26 and 27 for Grade K layouts, and at 32 and 33 for Grade 1-3 layouts.

SOL (Standards of Learning)

How are records matched to students in Illuminate?

SOL and SOL Writing 2014-2015, 2013-2014, and 2012-2013

  • 1st: State Testing Identifier (114-123) to State Student ID
  • 2nd: Student Number (124-135) to Local Student ID

How are unique records identified?

SOL Writing 2014-2015, 2013-2014, and 2012-2013:

  • Other Table: 
    • State Testing Identifier (114-123)
    • Student Number (124-135)
    • Test Administration Time of Year (261-261)
    • Test Administration Year (262-265)
  • Writing Table: 
    • Test Name (363-380)
    • Prompt Number (292-295)
    • Test Administration Time of Year (261-261)
    • Test Administration Year (262-265)
    • State Testing Identifier (114-123)
    • Student Number (124-135)

SOL 2014-2015, 2013-2014, 2012-2013:

  • Test Name (312-329)
  • Student Test Date (519-526)
  • Subject Code (296-298)
  • State Testing Identifier (114-123)
  • Student Number (124-135)