Writing SOL

February 06, 2020

All juniors enrolled in English 11 and English 11 HN the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course Writing Test between March 10, 2020 and March 11, 2020. Students who opted out of participating in the AP Language and Composition Exam will also be testing. It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your child missing a testing day, please notify your child’s school as soon as possible. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires that all students in high school take the English: Writing Standards of Learning (SOL) test. The test has two components: multiple choice response and a short paper response. In order to obtain a score, your child must complete both components. The purpose of SOL testing is to provide information about student achievement to the parent, school, school division, and state. In most cases, test scores are available for parents by the end of the school year. More information about how and when you will receive your child’s scores will be shared closer to these dates. If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your child’s counselor or the School Test Coordinator or Assessment Coach at your child’s school.


All SOL testing will be done on FCPS-issued devices. Please encourage and remind your child to bring the FCPS-issued laptop and charger to school for testing. Students will also need to bring their laptops to school in the weeks leading up to testing to ensure computer health checks and updates as well as practice in the SOL testing application in their English classes.