Program Profiles

These profiles provide a snapshot of the strong instructional framework offered in Fairfax County Public Schools by providing relevant facts and the area of focus for each program. Use the drop down menu, pick a program, and start exploring the innovative programs offered in this world class school division.

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Name of Program or Service: Blind / Visually Impaired

Assessment given to students as part of this program (including those used for student placement in this program):

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia require that all students with disabilities participate in the Virginia Assessment System (VAS) either through the Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments or the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP).  B/VI students participate in the standardized testing given at their grade level as determined appropriate by their IEPs. Appropriate accommodations (e.g. Read aloud, simplified language, small group) may be used as determined by the IEP team.

Blind/Visually Impaired students participate in the standardized testing given at their grade level as determined appropriate by their IEPs. Appropriate accommodations (e.g. read aloud, Braille or large print, small group) may be used as determined by the IEP team.  TVI's work with school teams in order for B/VI students to access ECART assessments.

Additionally, the following assessments may be employed to help determine eligibility and plan instruction:

 

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