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.
Frequently Asked Questions about SOL Testing (PDF) – Includes information on reduction in the number of tests, computer adaptive testing and other changes in the state assessment system
The links below are practice tests that apply to all SOL Subjects (PDF reader required for some of these):
Since 2011 the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has provided practice items for various Standards of Learning (SOL) tests. The practice item sets provide-
- examples that are representative of the content included in the Standards of Learning as they are revised;
- examples that show increased rigor;
- examples of technology-enhanced items (TEI) and opportunities to experience TEI functionality;
- opportunities to practice with the online tools and features that are available during online SOL testing;
- opportunities to navigate through and interact with the online testing software.
Practice using the same software, TestNav8, that used to administer the SOL TestNav8 Practice Items & Tools
This link will take you to the SOL Sign In page, however, you do NOT have to sign in; just click on "Practice Tests" on the login screen.
Interactive Quizzes This website has Released SOL Tests that you can take online.
SOL PASS This website has online and pdf versions of released SOL tests.
VDOE SOL Resources This is the Virginia Department of Education website.
SOL Pass Released SOL Tests for math, science, reading, writing, and social science.
Math SOL Information and Practice:
Beginning with the spring 2019 test administration, the revised Standards of Learning assessments measuring the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning that are administered online will include access to an online calculator from Desmos within the secure online test delivery software, TestNav.
See a list of Approved calculators.
English SOL Practice:
Reading Resources -
Reading Practice (THS)
Implied Main Idea
Relationships I (Transitions)
Relationships II (Transitions)
Purpose and Tone
Writing Resources -
Writing Practice (THS)
Writing Resources (VDOE)
Science SOL Practice:
This is for interactive Astronomy Practice with the H-R Star Diagram
This is an interactive Karst (sinkholes & caves) program
Social Science SOL Practice:
World History I, II
VA and US History
Test Taking Help
Test Quest from Houghton-Mifflin (pick grade level under Test Quest)
MathPower.com (strategies for taking math tests)
Study Guides and Strategies (multiple choice tests)
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