How many questions do you have to get right to pass the SOL?

Each SOL test is made up of about 35-50 items or questions. To grade the test, a score is calculated based on each student’s number of correct answers. This score is reflected on a scale of 0-600 and it’s called the “SOL Scaled Score”. The minimum scaled score to “pass” the test is 400.

Are Virginia SOL tests required?

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires students in grades 3-12 to take the Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments each year. Certain tests are required by all students each year, and others are required only at specific grade levels.

Why are the SOLs bad?

“It is way over rated it puts too much stress on kids who were making average grades and I’ve seen it 1st hand. A child can make good grades all year long and made to feel bad about themselves over one test,” said Howard. “I despise SOL’s as well, my kids get severe anxiety over them!” said Barbara.

Do SOLs really matter?

Actually, nothing. SOL scores can only be used as one of multiple criteria in the decision to retain a student. Retention cannot be based on SOL scores alone. SOL scores can not be used as part of a student’s report card grade.

What happens if you fail a sol in Virginia?

If my child fails one SOL test, will the state require summer school? The state will not require that your child go to summer school; however any student in grades 3-8 who achieves a passing score on one or more, but not all SOL assessments may be required to attend a remediation program.

What are the released tests for Virginia SOL?

Released tests are representative of the content and skills included in the Virginia SOL tests and are provided to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

When did the PDF version of VDOE Sol come out?

The PDF version will contain the answer key for all items in the test or test item set. The PDF documents for tests and test item sets released in spring 2015 and spring 2014 show images of the test items as they appeared in an online test format.

Are there any Virginia Standards of Learning tests?

The following released tests are based on previous versions of the Standards of Learning (SOL) that are no longer being used in the Virginia public schools except in situations where students may still be taking previous grade 8 or End of Course SOL tests to meet graduation requirements associated with prior coursework.

Are there full released tests for Sol courses?

Test item sets rather than full released tests are being provided for some SOL courses since the test item bank for those courses cannot support a full release. Raw score to scaled score tables cannot be provided for the test item sets because they do not represent full test forms.