Testing Information

SOL and other standardized test information.

Spring 2019 Writing SOL

Eighth grade students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Grade 8 Writing Test between March 4 and March 20, 2019. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify your child’s school as soon as possible.

The test has two components: multiple choice response and a short paper response. In order to obtain a score, your child must complete both components.

Please refer to the table to determine the specific dates that your child will be testing.

Writing SOL Dates

Date

Wednesday
March 6

Thursday
March 7

Wednesday
March 13

Thursday
March 14

Test Format

Multiple Choice

Multiple Choice

Short Paper

Short Paper

Teachers Testing

Ms. McCasland

Mr. McElveen

Ms. McWilliams

Ms. Dwyer

Ms. Gordon

Ms. Woo

Ms. McCasland

Mr. McElveen

Ms. McWilliams

Ms. Dwyer

Ms. Gordon

Ms. Woo
         

Students with accommodations may follow a different testing schedule.

VDOE and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have an electronic device policy which is to be followed during all SOL testing. To maintain test security, the possession of cell phones or other electronic devices (including wearable technology) in the testing room is prohibited.  If a student is discovered with a prohibited electronic device while in a test environment, the student’s test will be stopped, the electronic device will be confiscated, and the student will be removed from the test environment. School administrators, consistent with the Acceptable Use Policy and Student Rights & Responsibilities, have authority to search the “item of personal belonging” (e.g., the cell phone or other device, including wearable technology) if it is believed to contain evidence of a violation of school regulations (in this case, cheating).  School administrators have the right to apply school-based consequences based upon their investigation of the situation.  Please talk to your student about the electronic device policy and the serious consequences of violating it.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Emily Pyatt, School Test Coordinator (egpyatt@fcps.edu).

May/June 2019 SOL Schedule

To help with your planning, below is the general schedule for our end-of-year SOL testing.  Please note that students with accommodations may test at a different day or time than indicated on the schedule. Make-up tests will be conducted throughout the testing window.

 
Date Test Teams Testing
May 13 Reading 8

Guardians of the Galaxy

Constellations

May 14 Reading 8

Martians

Pegasus

May 15 Reading 7

Starbursts

Comets

May 16 Reading 7

Supernovas

Sirius

May 20 Civics

AM Testing:

Martians

Pegasus

PM Testing:

Guardians of the Galaxy

Constellations 

May 21

Pre Algebra

Algebra 1

Geometry

Ms. Bradford (8th grade classes only)

Mr. Erler

Ms. Hummel (3rd period only)

Ms. Marcey

Mr. Quinlan

May 22

Pre Algebra

Algebra 1

Geometry

Ms. Baxley

Ms. Drumheller

Mr. Prevost

May 23

Math 7

Math 7 HN

Algebra 1

Ms. Bradford (7th grade classes only)

Ms. Drumheller

Ms. Schnuda

Ms. Zein

May 24

Math 7

Math 7 HN

Algebra 1

Ms. Henderson

Ms. Hummel

Ms. Park

 

May 28 Science 8

AM Testing:

Guardians of the Galaxy

Constellations

PM Testing:

Martians

Pegasus

 

Learn more about the assessment process in FCPS

Student Assessment

Learn more about grade level testing in FCPS

Grade Level Tests