SOL Information

SOL Practice Items 

These practice items provide examples of the new content and increased rigor represented by the revised Standards of Learning (SOL) and illustrate the new Technology-Enhanced Item types for the mathematics, reading, science, and writing SOL tests. Technology-Enhanced Items (TEI) require students to indicate their responses in ways other than a multiple-choice format.

Please note that the practice items are not intended to be a complete test and are not intended to cover all content for the grade level or course. Furthermore, while the practice items provide examples of some TEI, they are not intended to represent all types of functionality associated with these item types.

 Technology-enhanced demonstration – Narrated demonstration of examples of items appearing on the 2012 Mathematics SOL tests.

Play VideoComputer Adaptive Testing in Virginia – This video provides information about computer adaptive testing in Virginia.
The Virginia Department of Education is a national leader in the use of technology to develop and administer the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests. Virginia’s school divisions have been administering online tests to students for over a decade. The current online tests for mathematics, science, reading, and writing contain technology-enhanced items (TEI). Online history tests will contain field-test TEI (that do not count towards a student’s score) beginning in spring 2016. Technology-enhanced Items require students to indicate their responses in ways other than a multiple-choice format. As part of the continuing effort to provide students with the best possible testing experience, Virginia is adding Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) to the Virginia Standards of Learning Assessment Program.