Testing

Standards of Learning(SOL)

In Virginia, students enrolled in public schools participate in the state assessment program. Standards of Learning tests are administered to students in grades 3-8 and for select high school courses. Generally, these tests are given online. Any student who is administered a paper test must have a documented need. In grades 3-8, sol administration occurs in the spring.  At the high school level, students can be tested in the fall, spring, and summer.

  • Elementary
    • 3rd Grade-Reading,  Math
    • 4th Grade-Reading, Math, Virginia Studies
    • 5th Grade-Reading, Math, Science
  • Middle School
    • 6th Grade-Reading, Math
    • 7th Grade- Reading, Math
    • 8th Grade-Reading, Math, Science, Civics, Writing
  • High school
    • Reading,  Writing
    • Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
    • Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry
    • World History I, World History II, VA & US History

VAAP- Students who participate in the Virginia Alternative Assessment Program must have documented significant cognitive disabilities. Students complete a collection of evidence (COE) to demonstrate achievement of standards (ASOLS) which have been modified in complexity and length. Unlike students in grades 3-8 who must complete a collection of evidence every year, high school students complete one collection of evidence in 11th grade. The collection of evidence is submitted by the student’s teacher and evaluated in the spring.

ACCESS For ELLs 2.0- As required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA), a school division must measure the English language progress of all English learners in grades K-12. Students are administered the Access for ELS 2.0 test every year in late winter or early spring.