Standards of Learning
The Standards of Learning (SOL) for Virginia Public Schools establish minimum expectations for what students should know and be able to demonstrate at the end of each grade or course in English, mathematics, science, history/social science, technology, the fine arts, foreign language, health/physical education and driver education. SOL ensure that students across the state are taught the same content at nearly the same time. Cumulative, annual assessments – SOL tests and alternative assessments – provide information on individual student achievement. For additional information on testing, accommodations, or score reports please contact your school's School Test Coordinator.
SOL scaled scores are usually posted Monday-Friday in ParentVUE within 24-48 hours of the student's completion of the test. Parents can access the 'Documents' portion of ParentVUE to view their child's SOL Student Detail By Question Report usually within 2 weeks of the closure of the division's test window. VAAP Reports are posted in ParentVUE at the conclusion of the state audit, usually in early August.
The SOL tests contain multiple-choice, drag and drop, single response, and a variety of other test items types. The SOL tests are untimed and students are permitted to work until the end of the school day.
Middle School SOL Test are as follows:
- 6th Grade: Reading and Math
- 7th Grade: Reading and Math
- 8th Grade: Writing, Reading, Math, Civics & Economics, and Science
SOL Testing dates are as follows:Spring Writing SOL Test Administration: March 1-29, 2021Spring Non-Writing SOL Test Administration: May 3-28, 2021All dates are subject to change based on direction from the Virginia Department of Education. Expedited retakes may be administered through the last day of the school year
SOL Related Test
SOL Practice Items
Incorporation of Desmos Online Calculator
Accessibility Considerations in SOL Test Design
Technology Enhanced Tests
Computer Adaptive Testing