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Planning and Evaluation

Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests

The SOLs 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.


VDOE provides online report cards for schools, school divisions and the commonwealth include data on student achievement – including SOL test results – state accreditation ratings and other indicators of school quality.

Accountability & Virginia Public Schools (PDF) a guide to understanding Virginia's system for holding schools accountable for raising student achievement.
Accountability Terminology
Last Modified on October 27, 2015