High School Information sharing from Director of Testing
SOL Testing Score Reporting Process
The School Testing Coordinator or designee should provide administrators and department chairs with SOL test results at the end of the day if those results are available. These results will then be shared with individual content teachers. Teachers should privately provide students with their results, in writing, as soon as possible. (Typically the day after testing) so preparation for expedited retakes can begin. SOL Writing test scores from the March testing window will be given to students the day after the teacher receives the results. Students who have not passed SOL tests by the end of the testing window will receive an invitation postcard to attend registration for Summer SOL Content Academies. All final Student Report results will be printed at the school and mailed home with report cards.*Scores are usually available by the end of the day; however some students may take longer to load.
Teachers will have one on one conversations with each student to discuss their score report. This should be kept confidential and not posted for others to see.
All End Of Course SOL Classes will offer exam exemptions for students that pass their SOL test. Please encourage students and make sure that they know that they can be exempt from the exam if the they pass their SOL. PLEASE make sure that students understand the exemption only pertains to the classes with a SOL. Some students get confused and we want to make sure everyone is clear.
Restroom breaks during testing
During your classes please alert students to the bathroom procedures during testing. Students are to use the restroom prior to the SOL. No student will be released for a restroom break unless it is an emergency. This is a directive from our division as well as the VDOE. Please see attached.
Sleeping during testing
Students are not permitted to sleep during SOL testing. Please be sure that this explained to them prior to the SOL test date. Please note that brain breaks are not sleeping. Students that need a brain break are permitted to take pause and rest their eyes; however they will not be permitted to go to sleep. A brain break should last no more than a few minutes.
Cell phone use during SOL
ALL cell phones are prohibited during SOL testing. Please remind students daily of the cell phone use policy. You may want to begin collecting cell phones daily to get the students used to the exercise. Please see attached document from the VDOE.
Practice Test prior to SOL
Please make sure students are given an opportunity to use the New TestNav 8 prior to the day of the test. Please follow this link to be sure that your students are ready.
Once students click the link "SOL Practice Items" they will then choose the subject. Encourage them to explore the tools and menus.