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Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)

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About

The Virginia Department of Education has contracted with the Evaluation Systems group of Pearson to create and administer the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment® (VCLA™), which measures the communication and literacy skills necessary for Virginia educators. Learn more.

Who Is Required to Take the Test?

For information about VCLA testing requirements and exemption criteria, please refer to the Virginia Department of Education website, www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/prof_teacher_assessment.pdf Link opens in a new window.

Test Information

Format Computer-based test (CBT)
  • Reading subtest (091): approximately 40 multiple-choice items
  • Writing subtest (092): approximately 40 multiple-choice items, 3 short-answer items, 1 written summary assignment, and 1 written composition assignment
Time 4 hours
Test Dates By appointment year-round, Monday through Saturday (excluding some holidays).
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Passing Score Single subtest: 235
Both subtests: 470
Fees Single subtest: $40
Both subtests: $80
Registration processing fee: $50
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Score Reporting Scores are released within 10 business days of testing.
Testing Policies When you register, you must agree to abide by all testing rules and policies.
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Tests may include test questions that are being evaluated for future administrations and that do not affect a candidate's score.