HB 652 has been rejected in committee, which would have allowed some Virginia school districts to use performance assessments for Civics. So as of now, it looks like Civics will still be an SOL test. However, HB 1278 was the same bill and it's still alive in committee.
HJ 117 also died, which could have made it harder for teachers to talk about controversial issues.
Finally, is SB 969 which is still moving through the General Assembly. It would mandate that one high school social studies course still be an SOL type test. Not a performance assessment.
As always, please be informed on the issues and contact your legislator.