2023-2024 School Year SOL Testing Information
This year the state has introduced a new type of English test in grades 5, 8, and 11 called the "Integrated Reading and Writing Test (IRW)." It is a two-section test administered in two days in which the first day is focused on reading comprehension and the second day is mostly writing. Because of the new IRW tests, the standalone 8th Grade Writing SOL has been removed. The 5th and 8th grade IRW will be given this year and the 11th grade IRW will start next year. Other SOL tests are unchanged.
SOL Testing will take place in the following courses:
3rd Grade: Reading, Mathematics
4th Grade: Reading, Mathematics, Virginia Studies
5th Grade: English IRW , Mathematics, Science
6th Grade: Reading, Mathematics,
7th Grade: Reading, Mathematics
8th Grade: English IRW, Mathematics, Science, Civics
High School: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, English 10 Performance Assessments (Writing), English 11 Reading, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, World History I, World History II/AP World History, US/VA History
High school students who have already met their graduation requirements in a subject and have met federal participation requirements may not have to take some of these SOLs. Many students do not need to take Chemistry, World History II, and US/VA History. Some students have also taken Algebra I or Geometry in middle school and don't need to take those SOLs in high school.