Virginia's Leader in SOL Science and Social Studies Practice and Review for Elementary and Middle School
If you are looking for help preparing yourself, your students, or your children for the Virginia Standards of Learning tests in elementary or middle school Social Studies and Science, you have come to the right place. Request a trial password here if you are visiting this site for the first time.
Solpass activities are intended to supplement, not replace, solid classroom instruction by providing review of the specific concepts and information that the students are likely to encounter in the classroom and on the SOL end-of-year tests. By making test preparation easy and convenient, we hope to encourage excellent classroom instruction, which need not be sacrificed for narrowly focused "teaching to the test".
New History and Social Science Standards to be implemented in the 2017-18 school year.
In 2015, the Virginia Department of Education adopted new standards in history and social science. Teachers will begin to teach the new content in the 2017-2018 school year. Students will be tested on the content in the spring 2018 testing season. Guides and activities on SOLpass will be updated to reflect the new standards before classroom implementation begins in the fall of 2017.
Science Standards are scheduled for revision in 2017
The Virginia Department of Education is scheduled to review and update science and english standards in 2017. The standards currently in use are those adopted in 2010.
VDOE reduces the number of SOL tests
In 2014, Virginia eliminated the following five elementary and middle school SOL tests: Grade-3 Science, Grade-3 Social Studies, U.S. History to 1865, U.S. History 1865-Present and Grade-5 Writing. In grades were the SOL year-end test has been eliminated, teachers are expected, as before, to teach the curriculum and assess student learning in a variety of ways throughout the school year.