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Families will receive more detailed information starting this spring regarding their student’s Standards of Learning (SOL) performance along with end-of-year report cards. The new Student Detail by Question (SDBQ) reports, provided by the Virginia Department of Education, will be received by families of students who took a Grade 3-8 Reading or Mathematics SOL. The report will continue to provide an overall SOL Performance Level, which indicates if a student passed the test and remains the most important piece of information for families to understand.
New to the report is a Vertical Scaled Score, which is used to measure a student’s progress from one SOL test to another. The report will also provide more detail about how a student performed on individual questions. Students who took an expedited retake for either the Reading or Mathematics SOL this spring will receive a report for both test attempts in a content area.
Performance on an SOL assessment is one indicator of a student’s progress in learning the content and skills represented in Virginia’s Standards of Learning. It should be used with all other information in understanding your student’s current academic performance. To learn more about the new Grade 3-8 Reading and Math SOL Reports, please review this VDOE resource and contact your student’s school with any questions.