SOL Information

  • Standards of Learning (SOL)

    Student participation in the Virginia SOL assessment program is dependent on each child's Individualized Education Program (IEP).  The IEP team members, consisting of parents, teachers, students, and specialists determine the level of student participation in the SOLs. Students may take one or all of the series of tests.

    SOL preparation classes are offered to students on weekends prior to SOL assessment time.

    Virginia Alternative Assessment Program (VAAP)

    "The Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) is designed to evaluate the performance of students with significant cognitive disabilities who are working on academic standards that have been reduced in complexity and depth. This content is derived from the Standards of Learning (SOL) and is referred to as the Aligned Standards of Learning (ASOL). Students in grades 3 - 8 who are participating in the VAAP are required to submit evidence in the same subject areas as required of their non-disabled peers in the same grade level.  High School students participating in the VAAP are required to submit evidence in reading, writing, mathematics, science, history/social sciences by the end of their completion of grade 11."

    From the Virginia Department of Education


    Virginia Grade Level Alternative (VGLA)

    The Virginia Grade Level Alternative (VGLA) is available for students in grades 3 through 8 as an alternative assessment for the Standards of Learning (SOL) testing. Students who qualify to participate in the VGLA are required to demonstrate individual achievement of grade-level content standards as presented in the SOL test blueprint for the academic content area in which they are being assessed. The VGLA is only available to eligible students with disabilities and eligible students with limited English proficiency.

    From the Virginia Department of Education

    Benchmarks

    Benchmark testing is done every nine week grading period to ensure that students are on target with district pacing.  These tests are used to assess remediation as
    needed.