This site is currently undergoing a redesign by James Madison University to better reflect changes in technology, services, and SOLs that have occurred since the site was originally created.
The Standards & SOL-Based Instructional Resources
The Standards of Learning (SOL) describe the commonwealth's expectations for student learning and achievement in grades K-12 in English, mathematics, science, history/social science, technology, the fine arts, foreign language, health and physical education, and driver education.
Practice SOL Assessments
The resources here are intended to support and enhance student preparation for the Standards of Learning Assessment. These tutorials provide direct exposure to the format and structure of the questions, and enable users to receive direct feedback for each item. Users can also download and print resource information for tips, techniques, and strategies related reading and writing.
Standards of Learning Released Tests
These files are a form of the tests that students across the Commonwealth of Virginia took as part of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Assessments. The test questions are representative of the content and skills included in the Virginia SOL tests and are provided to help you understand the format of the tests and questions. The answer to each question can be found in the back of each test booklet.
This is a training tool designed to help Virginia’s teachers prepare students for the English Standards of Learning Direct Writing Assessment. Developed by the Virginia Department of Education and Pearson Educational Measurement, this program provides practice-scoring opportunities with sets of papers written by Virginia students.
Testing Transparency and Parent Opt Out
Virgina Code 20 U.S.C. § 6312(e)(2)(B).