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Parental Notification of Instructional Materials with Sexually Explicit Content

Cumberland County Public Schools (CuCPS) has adopted Policy IIA to establish clear procedures for schools to (a) identify all instructional materials with sexually explicit content, (b) ensure parental notification of any instructional materials with sexually explicit content, (c) permit parents to review all instructional materials with sexually explicit content, and (d) ensure alternative instructional materials that do not include sexually explicit content are provided in a non-punitive manner for any student whose parent so requests. Read More

Request to Inspect Instructional Materials

Sexually Explicit Materials Parental Opt-out Form

Sora APP

The Sora Starter Reading Platform has Launched!

The Sora reading platform is a new digital library for students to be able to read digital books based on their grade/age level.

Sora uses audience levels to let your school manage access to public library titles based on each title's age-appropriateness. During your authentication setup, we set the levels as follows. If you'd like to make any changes to these settings, please let me know.

  • K-6 grades: access to Juvenile titles

  • 7-12 grades: access to Juvenile and Young Adult titles

  • Staff: access to all titles (including Adult)

In a browser visit On a device, download the Sora app through the Google Play or Apple App stores and use setup code cumberlandva.

A shortcut has been posted on Quick Links under Student Resources.

Students will log in to Sora the same way they access your district's resources: GOOGLE using their school username and password.

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Standards of Learning and Testing Links

This site is currently undergoing a redesign by James Madison University to better reflect changes in technology, services, and SOLs that have occurred since the site was originally created. 

The Standards & SOL-Based Instructional Resources

The Standards of Learning (SOL) describe the commonwealth's expectations for student learning and achievement in grades K-12 in English, mathematics, science, history/social science, technology, the fine arts, foreign language, health and physical education, and driver education. 

Practice SOL Assessments

The resources here are intended to support and enhance student preparation for the Standards of Learning Assessment. These tutorials provide direct exposure to the format and structure of the questions, and enable users to receive direct feedback for each item. Users can also download and print resource information for tips, techniques, and strategies related reading and writing. 

Standards of Learning Released Tests

These files are a form of the tests that students across the Commonwealth of Virginia took as part of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Assessments. The test questions are representative of the content and skills included in the Virginia SOL tests and are provided to help you understand the format of the tests and questions. The answer to each question can be found in the back of each test booklet. 

Understanding Scoring

This is a training tool designed to help Virginia’s teachers prepare students for the English Standards of Learning Direct Writing Assessment. Developed by the Virginia Department of Education and Pearson Educational Measurement, this program provides practice-scoring opportunities with sets of papers written by Virginia students. 

Testing Transparency and Parent Opt Out

Virgina Code 20 U.S.C. § 6312(e)(2)(B).



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Virginia Learns Anywhere

Virginia Learns Anywhere

In an effort to support Virginia educators, VDOE created the Continuity for Learning (C4L) Task Force consisting of teachers, leaders, and collaborating educational partners across Virginia. The C4L Task Force has prepared Virginia Learns Anywhere which reinforces much-needed structure while also empowering individual teachers to support students in learning remotely. The C4L Task Force encourages divisions to develop and implement continuous learning plans in partnership with local county health departments, families, staff, and local boards of education.

Virtual Best Practices Resource Page

Deeper Learning Video Series

Deeper Learning Video Series

The Deeper Learning video series illustrates deeper learning across the Commonwealth of Virginia. These segments were designed to provide real-life examples of teachers implementing deeper learning and how it looks in a variety of settings.This series was produced by WHRO Education in partnership with Jobs for the Future, Inc., the Virginia Department of Education, and with generous funding support from The William and Flora.  Follow this Link

Continuity for Learning (C4L)

The purpose of this Continuity for Learning (C4L) Professional Development Guidance document is to assist administrators as they consider the professional learning needed to ensure the continuation of quality instruction and services through the close of the 2019-2020 school year and to remain prepared for the school year ahead.  Follow this Link

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Comprehensive Instructional Program

Welcome to the Comprehensive Instructional Program (CIP). The CIP is a consortium of public school divisions in Virginia working collaboratively to improve student achievement as measured by Virginia's Standards of Learning assessments. The CIP is designed to help instructors by providing activities and assessments that are highly aligned to Virginia's Curriculum Frameworks in content and rigor. These resources have been submitted by teachers who have demonstrated superior performance as evidenced by their students' scores on Virginia's SOL assessments. The CIP also analyzes data across the consortium to identify successful schools and divisions and share their practices with other consortium members. Follow this link

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