SOLs are Underway: View Testing Schedule, See SOL Math Cup Winners, Enjoy a Little SOL Music

Standards of Learning (SOL) testing is now underway at ACPS. Students at all ACPS schools will take the SOL Non-Writing tests by Friday, June 16. The SOL Non-Writing tests cover the general content areas of reading, mathematics, history/social studies and science. A student’s current grade level or course selection will dictate which SOL Non-Writing tests he or she will be given.

Once again, the staff at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School are helping to lighten things up for their students with this music video:

To ALL ACPS students

Be sure to get plenty of rest, eat a protein-rich breakfast, wear comfortable clothing, and arrive at school on time. And, be sure to watch the above video for an energizing take on learning and applying what you’ve learned.

Virginia SOL Math Cup Winners

Leading into the SOLs five of our schools were winners in the Virginia SOL Math Cup, an SOL prep contest that took place over 26 days and resulted in more than 10,000 math hours logged, 26,540 lessons completed, 809,000 math problems solved.

  • Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy placed second and John Adams Elementary School came in third place. Each school will receive $100 Visa cards and a display banner to hang in their building.
  • The SOL Math Cup Teamwork Award goes to a randomly selected class that passed at least 50+ math lessons during the contest. Ms. Phox’s 3rd grade class of James K. Polk Elementary School have their choice of either a Pizza Hut, Papa John’s or Domino’s $50 e-gift card award.
  • Ms. McAndrews 5th grade class of John Adams Elementary School and Ms. Azoulay Advanced Math Concepts 7H class of George Washington Middle won the SOL Math Cup Evening and Weekend Award. This award goes to randomly selected classes that spent at least 10+ hours working on Imagine Math outside of the school day during the contest. The classes have their choice of either a Pizza Hut, Papa John’s or Domino’s $50 e-gift card award.

Testing Schedule and Resources

See the 2016-17 Standardized Testing Schedule for test dates and to see what content area tests your grade 3-8 child(ren) will take.

See the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) website to access online practice items for SOL Non-Writing tests from previous years.

Students taking Grade 3-8 SOL assessments who fail with a score of 375-399, have a passing grade in the course, and have written parental consent will have the opportunity to retake the SOL before the end of the school year. Additional information and parental consent forms were distributed to parents by schools in April. Please direct any questions regarding test administration to the school test coordinator at your child’s school.

SOL Regulations

In accordance with ACPS and VDOE testing regulations, students are not permitted to access cell phones or other personal electronic devices during testing and should make arrangements to secure them appropriately. All students will receive this same reminder on the day of testing. Examiners, proctors and/or teachers who discover students accessing a cell phone or other personal electronic device during testing will deem it a violation of testing regulations.

About the SOLs

The SOL assessments provide schools, parents and students with valuable information pertaining to their content area knowledge as measured by that assessment; however, they are but a single measure. As a learning organization, ACPS values the full range of competencies and academic growth displayed by students daily. These attributes, reflected in grades, parent teacher conferences and other data points, combine to portray each and every student’s academic and social/emotional growth throughout the course of the school year.

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