SOL Testing Information

An SOL Information Night is scheduled for April 14. You can view the presentation here.

At this time, we can only accept SOL registrations for virtual-only students via email. Also, you can still email to refuse testing for your child until Monday, May 10th. Please email Emily Willis at willisec@pwcs.edu to register or refuse testing for your child. Include your child's name and grade level in the email.


The Virginia Remote Student Progress Test (VRSPT)

Update: Letters that contain information on how your child with take the VRSPT and their test tickets will be mailed home during the week of May 10-May 15. Please be sure to check your mailbox!

Because some families have elected to exclude their student from SOL testing this spring due to concerns related to COVID-19, VDOE created the 
Virginia Remote Student Progress Tests (VRSPT), which can be given to grades 3-8 students remotely, as opposed to requiring them to attend in-person.   

*Please note, ONLY students identified as Virtual Only in ParentVue/StudentVue are eligible to take this test. Additionally, you MUST refuse SOL testing to qualify for the VRSPT.

The VRSPT will be administered this spring exclusively to virtual students whose families have elected to exclude them from SOL testing due to COVID-19. The VRSPT will be available in reading and mathematics at grades 6-8 and science at grade 8.


Below is a family letter from PWCS with more information regarding the VRSPT. You can also visit the website https://www.doe.virginia.gov/remotetest/ 


Learn more about the Virginia Remote Student Progress Tests (VSRPT) in this family letter from the county.


Fred Lynn's  Testing Schedule


image of testing calendar - complete dates are below

Testing Dates for Virtual Only Students
May 10th: All Tests EXCEPT Algebra/Geometry

May 17th: All Tests INCLUDING Algebra/Geometry

May 24th: All Tests INCLUDING Algebra/Geometry Retakes


Testing Dates for Hybrid/In-Person Students

Algebra & Geometry SOL: House B May 12th, House A May 13th
Make-Ups: House B May 14th, House A May 18th
RETAKES: House A May 27th, House B May 28th

Reading SOL (6th, 7th, & 8th): House B May 19th, House A May 20th
Make-Ups: House B May 21st, House A May 25th

Math SOL: (6th, 7th, & 8th): House B May 26th, House A May 27th
Make-Ups: House B May 28th, House A June 1st

Science SOL: House A May 25th, House B May 28th
Make-Ups: House A June 1st, House B June 2nd

Last Call Make-Ups ALL Subjects June 1st-June 4th

SOL Testing Updates from the County

In response to inquiries about SOL testing, a question and answer (Q&A) document for parents has been added to the  PWCS webpage. This document addresses questions about the reasons the SOL tests are occurring, as well as the new Virginia Remote Student Progress Tests for students who are virtual only and whose parents/guardians do not want to have them come into the building to take the SOL tests.

The PWCS Communications Office sent the letter below to all PWCS families on February 16th regarding SOL testing this year. In case you missed it, please read below.  We are also attaching the SOL Family Letter in English and Spanish.   
SOL Family Letter - English
SOL Family Letter - Spanish

Dear PWCS Family:

Each school year, students across Virginia participate in Standards of Learning (SOL) tests or alternative assessments in response to federal law, state regulations, and graduation requirements. The specific test or tests that a student takes depends on their grade level and course enrollment. Earlier this school year, the United States Department of Education (USED) notified states that they are to administer summative assessments, like the SOL tests, during the 2020-2021 school year. This presents a unique challenge for PWCS and families of students who are receiving instruction virtually because SOL tests must be administered under secure, standardized testing conditions at the school and in the presence of school personnel. As such, we would like to share the following information with you about how SOL tests will be administered this spring in PWCS.  

End-of-Course SOL Tests

SOL tests that offer students the opportunity to earn verified credits in math, reading, science and social studies based on course enrollment are called End-of-Course (EOC) Non-Writing SOL tests. These tests will be administered in high schools and some middle schools between April 26, 2021 and May 21, 2021. Retakes for students who do not pass on their first attempt will be offered May 26, 2021 through June 4, 2021. Typically, these tests are administered in response to federal participation requirements or as an opportunity for students to earn verified credit toward graduation. Because of this, families are encouraged to allow their students to participate. Students that are receiving instruction in-person and are scheduled to participate will be tested on days when they are physically present in schools. Families of students who are receiving instruction 100% virtually will be contacted by their school to coordinate testing schedules and transportation for students in need. If families decide to exclude their student from testing because they have concerns related to COVID-19, then their student’s score report will reflect that the test was refused due to COVID-19, but there will not be a negative impact on their student’s grade for the course. Although not participating may represent an impediment to a student’s ability to earn verified credit toward graduation at this time, there will still be opportunities for them to test and earn verified credit over the summer and next school year.  

Grades 3-8 SOL Tests

Grades 3-8 Math SOL tests, Grades 3-8 Reading SOL tests, Grade 5 Science SOL tests, and Grade 8 Science SOL tests will be administered in elementary and middle schools between April 26, 2021 and June 4, 2021. Retakes for Grades 3-8 tests will not be offered this school year. Students who are receiving instruction in-person will be tested on days when they are physically present in schools. Families of students who are receiving instruction 100% virtually will be contacted by their school to coordinate testing schedules and transportation for students in need. If families decide to exclude their student from testing because they have concerns related to COVID-19, then their student’s score report will reflect that the test was refused due to COVID-19, but there will not be a negative impact on their student’s final grade. Please note that PWCS will not administer the Grade 4 Virginia Studies SOL test, the Grade 8 Civics and Economics SOL test, or the Grade 8 Writing SOL test this school year. Rather, PWCS has elected to exercise an option offered by the state to use locally developed alternative assessments instead of administering SOL tests to help mitigate the stress on families. Families of participating students should be aware that all health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19 will be followed during testing, including physical distancing, sanitizing workstations, and wearing an appropriate face-covering. If you have questions about testing schedules or coordinating transportation for your student on test days, please contact your student’s school directly.