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. If you are unsure whether your school subscribes, email us and let us know the name of your school.
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 (VDOE) adopted new standards in history and social science. The new standards will be taught beginning in the 2017-2018 school year and tested in the spring 2018 testing season. SOLpass guides and activities 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. Standards adopted in 2010 are currently taught.
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. The curriculum will be taught, as before, with classroom assessments occuring throughout the school year.