Appomattox, VA - The Virginia Association of School Superintendents has come together to make a resolution to revamp SOLs.
The intent is to lobby for more authentic testing.
Many school systems say they want to broaden the type of assessment and accountability system in place.
Students take 34 standardized tests from the time they begin the third grade until they graduate.
And many think progress can be tracked in other forms.
Nearly 30 school boards have signed on so far - including Appomattox, Halifax, and Salem.
"Educators are probably the first in line to taut the need for accountability and we wanna know how our students are performing. We wanna know what their achievement is, we wanna know what there growth is from year to year. A multiple choice test is not always the best way to get that information for our students," said Annette Bennett, the director of Curriculum Instruction in Appomattox.
This is just a formality; it is up to legislators to make any changes in the testing process.