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Virginia Department of Education

Virginia Department of Education
Agency overview
Formed 1918
Preceding agency
  • Department of Public Instruction
Jurisdiction Government of Virginia
Headquarters 101 N 14th St, Richmond, Virginia
Agency executive
  • Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Website .gov.virginiadoe

The Virginia Department of Education is the state education agency of The Commonwealth of Virginia. It is headquartered in the James Monroe Building in Richmond.[1] The department is headed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction,a position that is appointed by the Governor of Virginia. The State Superintendent is responsible for heading the department and for overseeing Virginia's 16 public colleges and universities, the Virginia community college system, the commonwealth's five higher education centers, and Virginia's public museums.[2]

Standardized tests

The state assesses student performance in the elementary school and secondary school grades by the Standards of Learning (SOL) test. [3]

Educational outreach

In 2013, the Virginia Department of Education released a 25-minute video, "The Virginia Indians: Meet the Tribes," covering both historical and contemporary Native American life in Virginia.[4]


  1. ^ Home page. Virginia Department of Education. Retrieved on September 10, 2009.
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External links

  • Official website
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