WSLS (SALEM) - The newly formed Standards of Learning (SOL) Innovation Committee will meet for the first time in Richmond on Tuesday.
The goal of the committee is to further reform SOL testing to help students across the Commonwealth.
This is an extension of the changes passed by the General Assembly earlier this year to reduce the total number of tests given to students.
The committee consists of more than 30 members, including educators in Roanoke, Roanoke County, Salem and at Virginia Tech.
"Virginia was a pioneer for student assessment back in the 1990's. But now we need some new tools and we need some new ideas," said Salem City Schools Superintendent Dr. Alan Seibert, a member of the committee. "We're going to honor what's been done and build on it and begin thinking about what we want for the future."
The members were selected by Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton.
The committee will have its first meeting tomorrow.