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Standards of Learning

The Standards of Learning (SOL) for Virginia Public Schools describe the commonwealth's expectations for student learning and achievement in grades K-12 in English, Mathematics, Science, History/Social Science, Technology, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Health and Physical Education, and Driver Education.

These standards represent a broad consensus of what parents, classroom teachers, school administrators, academics, business and community leaders believe schools should teach, and students should learn.

In the four core areas of English, Mathematics, Science, and History/Social Science, a curriculum framework also is provided that details the specific knowledge and skills students must possess to meet the standards for these subjects.

Current Standards of Learning are listed on the Virginia Department of Education website.

4 Key Areas of SOL Testing