Alternative Assessments

In 2014 the General Assembly amended the Code of Virginia to replace five Standards of Learning (SOL) tests, including the 3rd Grade Science SOL test, 3rd Grade History SOL test, 5th Grade US History I SOL test, 5th grade Writing SOL test, and 6th Grade US History II SOL test. In addition to eliminating these SOL tests, the legislation requires each local school division to administer a locally developed alternative assessment(s) consistent with Virginia Board of Education guidelines.

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Alternative Assessments are required for the following subjects and grade levels:

3rd Grade Social Studies
3rd Grade Science
5th Grade Social Studies
6th Grade US History II
World History II
VA/US History