Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment Information

Individuals must also pass the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) for initial licensure. For additional information on VCLA, please visit www.va.nesinc.com.

NOTE: Effective January 1, 2006, Praxis I will no longer be used as the academic skills assessment for licensure. However, Praxis I will continue to be the prescribed assessment for entry into a Virginia approved teacher preparation programs. The Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) will be required for all teachers applying for initial licensure beginning January 1, 2006.