Spring SOL Testing
April 25-28 - World History I, World History II, VA & US History, World Geography
May 1-5 - Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry
May 8-12 - Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry
Make-ups and expedited retakes through the last day of school, May 25
ALL SHS Testing
SOL, WIDA and PSAT testing Coordinator - Jacinda Patishnock - firstname.lastname@example.org
AP Coordinator - Susan Whited - email@example.com
ASVAB - Jacob Wolff - firstname.lastname@example.org
CTE Testing Facilitator - Tammy Thomas - email@example.com
STAMP World Language Coordinator - Daniel Beverly - firstname.lastname@example.org
2022-2023 SHS Assessment Calendar
TBA - SEL Screener
February 27-April 14 - VAAP Window
March 6-24 - EOC Writing WorkKeys for English 11 (and equivalent) courses
March 9 - ASVAB
April 3-14 - NWEA MAP Growth window for 9-12 mathematics and reading (select courses) and Spanish for World Language
April 10-21 - Senior Spring non-writing SOL Retakes - for students who need to retake a SOL to meet ESSA requirements or earn a verified credit.
April 17-28 - World Language STAMP Testing
April 24-May 19 - Spring SOL Window
April 27-May 19 - IB Exams
May 1-12 - AP Exams
What is the purpose of SOL testing?
SOL results inform parents and communities about whether students — as individuals and collectively — are meeting the commonwealth’s expectations for achievement in English, mathematics, science and history. SOL tests allow the state Board of Education to identify schools that need assistance and support. The assessments also provide an objective means for measuring achievement gaps between student subgroups and for determining the progress of schools, divisions and the state toward closing these gaps.
How many SOLs are student's required to pass?
The number of SOLs the Virginia Department of Education requires students to pass is determined based on the year they entered the 9th grade.
2017-2018 & Before
Advanced Diploma: 9 SOLs
Standard Diploma: 6 SOLs
2018-2019 & After
Advanced Diploma: 5 SOLs
Standard Diploma: 5 SOLs
When do students take English SOLs?
Students take the End-of-course Reading and Writing SOL or WorkKeys assessment in 11th grade.
When do students take History SOLS?
History SOLs are offered for World History and Geography I, World History and Geography II, Virginia and United States History, and World Geography.
When do students take Math SOLs?
Math SOLs are offered for Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.
When do students take Science SOLs?
SOLs are offered in Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry.
Meet Your Testing Coordinator
Mrs. Jacinda Patishnock
Before becoming the SHS Testing Coordinator, I was the ITRT at Shirley Heim Middle School. I've been with SCPS for almost 16 years.
- M. Ed, Instructional Technology and Design, University of Mary Washington
- BS Education, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania