Standards of Learning

Spring SOL Administration Schedule

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Covid-19 Impact on SOL Assessments, Verified Credits, and Graduation Requirements (en español)

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.

Standards of Learning currently in effect are listed on the Virginia Department of Education website.

Changes to High School Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing

SOL Pass Rates and School Accreditation

Virginia Department of Education standards of accreditation require all schools to meet or exceed benchmarks for achievement in English, mathematics, science and history. High schools must also meet a graduation and completion index.

NNPS Division SOL Pass Rates and Accreditation

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VDOE Accreditation Information

SOL and Accreditation News


The State Testing Department coordinates the distribution of materials, coordination of scoring and reporting services, analysis and reporting of results and the development of staff training for the school division's state and national testing program.

Sherri Sanchez
Supervisor, Testing
(757) 283-7879 x.10230

Charles Ellard
Analyst, State Testing
(757) 283-7879 x.10203

Phu Nguyen
Testing Assistant
(757) 283-7879 x.10231

Eric Solomon
Testing Assistant
(757) 283-7879 x.10234