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, Technology, Fine Arts, World Language, Health/Physical Education and Driver Education.
Annual assessments – including SOL tests and alternative assessments – provide information on individual student achievement, including those with special needs.
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The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.
An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to measurement and research for those making educational and career transitions; administrates a widely taken college admissions test.
The Advanced Placement (AP) program, sponsored by the College Board and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), offers secondary school students the opportunity to participate in challenging college-level course work while still in high school. Students can potentially receive credit from thousands of colleges and universities that participate in the AP program. Each exam consists of multiple-choice and free-response sections. Most exams are three hours long and cover two semesters of college-level work.
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AP Exam Materials:
- Sharpened #2 pencils
- Pens with black or dark blue ink
- A ruler or straight edge for Physics only
- Calculators (no more than two) for the Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics exams- check student site at (www.collegeboard.com/ap) for list of approved calculators.
- A watch that does not make noise
Do not bring:
- Cell phones, PDAs, MP3 players, or any other electronic or communication devices
- Books, dictionaries, highlighters, scratch paper, or notes
- Food or drink
- Clothing with subject–related information
W!se Testing: Instruction in economics and personal finance prepares students to function effectively as consumers, savers, investors, entrepreneurs, and active citizens. Students learn how economies and markets operate and how the United States’ economy is interconnected with the global economy. On a personal level, students learn that their own human capital (knowledge and skills) is their most valuable resource.
Industry Certification: Industry Certification (Credentialing): To encourage more students to work toward a selected industry credential or state license while pursuing a high school diploma, the Path to Industry Certification: High School Industry Credentialing program was developed.