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Thalia School Supply List

The School Supply List is available here (select LINK - pdf format) or at Thalia's Main Office.

A Look at Assessment

To accurately measure student mastery of core knowledge and demonstration of 21st century skills, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) uses a variety of assessments including, but not limited to, performance tasks, multiple-choice tests and essays. Many of the assessments students take are required by the state and federal departments of education to measure student progress toward performance benchmarks. Local assessments (locally- and externally-developed) are used to monitor student progress, differentiate instruction, identify students for participation in specific programs and measure students' mastery of 21st century skills.

To help parents better understand the various tests students take, their purpose and why they are important, the school division has developed this informational brochure.

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