News & Updates

Interested in Virginia Educational Policy?

Sign up to receive VASCD's Policy Updates.

Read More

More News & Updates »

VASCD Speaks

Why a Child Poverty Target is Good Education Policy

​Thanks to the Campaign for Children's Kevin Lindsey for alerting us about this important policy issue. Poverty affects achievement, and our children need our help as advocates as well as teachers.

Read More

More from VASCD Speaks »

Virginia ASCD Online Resources


Read past issues of Virginia Educational Leadership and our quarterly newsletter. Materials from recent conferences and institutes are also found here.

Visit the Archives »


Virginia Educational Leadership Journal is published exclusively online. This peer-reviewed journal highlights some of the best innovative and scholarly work being done by Virginia educators.

Read the Journal »

Legislative Updates

​​Check back with us soon for this newly added feature!

Review the Legislative Updates »

Welcome to Virginia ASCD

Advancing Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Leading

Virginia ASCD, an affiliate of ASCD, is a membership organization dedicated to advancing excellence in Virginia's schools. We are teachers, superintendents, university professors, building leaders, teacher education students, and central office leaders. We represent a variety of roles, but we share a single purpose- ensuring a world-class education for every Virginia student.

Each year, VASCD sponsors several one-day Professional Development Institutes and two conferences, which provide outstanding professional learning opportunities for Virginia educators. Through our influence work, we promote education policy that is driven by what we know about teaching and learning. Our publications not only keep members informed, but also provide access to scholarly work being done by Virginia educators. 

Upcoming Events


​These three sessions taken together will give teachers a firm foundation and readiness to design and begin using performance assessment in their classrooms. Teachers will have the opportunity to develop feedback strategies, transfer goals, tasks, criteria and rubrics for their classrooms.

Read More

Teaching to the (Alternative) Assessment

January 14, 2016, Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond

Read More

Designing Performance Assessment for Your Classroom

February 11, 2016, Blue Ridge Community College

​Learn and begin the process of developing a performance assessment to determine students' content understanding along with higher-order thinking skills.

Presenter: Eric Carbaugh

Read More

Developing and Using Rubrics

March 9, 2016, Shenandoah University, Winchester

Learn the characteristics of high-quality rubrics and begin building a rubric to take back to your classroom.

Presenter: Chris Gareis

Read More


​These two sessions help administrators and teacher leaders recognize the indicators of best practice in assessment. Examples and resources will help participants in their efforts to provide helpful feedback to teachers who are using multiple types of assessment in their classrooms. 

Read More

See all Events »