FHS Testing

Parents/Guardians and Students:

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires that state and federal assessments be delivered under secure, standardized testing conditions in the presence of school personnel and may not be administered remotely to students. Students in any instructional model must attend school in person to participate in Standards of Learning (SOL), PSAT, WIDA Access, SAT and AP testing.

Students enrolled in a high school level course must accrue standard credits by passing a course and earn verified credits by passing an SOL test with a score of 400 and above, or meet the requirement for board-approved substitute tests toward graduation.

Parents who do not wish for their student to participate in state and/or federally mandated assessments may indicate their refusal by emailing their student’s School Testing Coordinator. Please note, this refusal must be updated yearly, and does not mean your student is opting out of an exam, the required number of verified credits must be satisfied in order to graduate in Virginia.

A printable parent refusal form can also be found on the LCPS website.

A digital Parent Refusal form link for SOLs and VAAP testing is (FORM)

Questions regarding assessment administration or requirements may be addressed to Leigh.Bennett@lcps.org, Supervisor, Assessment Services.

If a student has met their graduation requirements, a parent refusal form is not necessary unless the SOL is required for Federal Accountability.

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