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Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)

VCLA Practice Tests

These practice tests are designed to help you prepare for and become familiar with the structure and content of the subtests in order to contribute to your effective preparation for a successful test-taking experience.

The writing practice tests feature sample responses to the short-answer items, the Writing Summary assignment, and the Writing Composition assignment.

Links to practice tests for the VCLA reading and writing subtests, in PDF format, are provided below. These practice tests are designed to help you prepare for and become familiar with the structure and content of the subtests in order to contribute to your effective preparation for a successful test-taking experience.

To maximize the benefits of this test-preparation tool, it is recommended that you take your practice test in a quiet setting with few interruptions. Limit yourself to the four-hour time period allotted for the official test administration and use the answer documents provided to evaluate your responses. Your performance on a practice test should be used as only one indicator of potential strengths and weaknesses in your knowledge of the content covered by the actual test.

Free PDF Practice Tests

Interactive Format for Version 1 of the VCLA Practice Tests

Interactive practice tests provide the same set of items as the Version 1 PDFs in an online, interactive format.

  • Same questions and analyses as in the Version 1 PDF
  • Online format designed to approximate the actual testing experience (note that features on this practice test may not be identical to those on the actual test)
  • A full-length test that includes sample test items and sample responses to the short-answer items, the Writing Summary assignment, and the Writing Composition assignment.
  • Percent of multiple-choice items answered correctly by objective
  • 120-day access to practice test and review of results, beginning on date of activation

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Both Reading and Writing Subtests $29.95
Reading Subtest $17.95
Writing Subtest $17.95