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Standards of Learning (SOL)

District and Virginia State Mandated Tests

The Standards of Learning (SOL) for Virginia Public Schools establish minimum expectations for what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade or course in English, mathematics, science, history/social science and other subjects.

SOL tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history/social science measure the success of students in meeting the Board of Education’s expectations for learning and achievement. All items on SOL tests are reviewed by Virginia classroom teachers for accuracy and fairness and teachers also assist the state Board of Education in setting proficiency standards for the tests.

The testing windows are scheduled as follows.  Exact schedules will be posted as they are made available.
        • March 725, 2016:  8th Grade Writing SOL
        • May 9 ‒ June 3, 2016:  6th8th Grade SOL testing
        • May 16 ‒ June 17, 2016:  6th8th Grade Expedited Retakes
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Free SOL Review Sessions for re-testing  Apr 10, 2015, 6:16 PM Elizabeth Celuck
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School Stops in the Summer, but Learning Never Should!  Apr 10, 2015, 6:16 PM Elizabeth Celuck
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  Jul 22, 2015, 4:46 PM Kimberly Lambert
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  Jul 27, 2015, 2:09 PM Kimberly Lambert