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  • What is the purpose of SOL testing?

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    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.

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  • How many SOLs are student's required to pass?

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    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

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  • What's a passing SOL score?

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    400

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  • When do students take English SOLs?

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    Students take the End-of-course Reading and Writing SOL or WorkKeys assessment in 11th grade. 

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  • When do students take History SOLS?

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    History SOLs are offered for World Hsitory and Geography I, World History and Geography II, Virginia and United States History, and World Geography.

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  • When do students take Math SOLs?

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    Math SOLs are offered for Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. 

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  • When do students take Science SOLs?

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    SOLs are offered in Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry. 

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  • Meet Your Testing Coordinator

    Mrs. Natasha Neagle

    Neagle

    Before becoming the SHS Testing Coordinator, Mrs. Neagle taught both middle and high school science for 15 years. When she isn't working to make sure all students have their testing requirements for graduation, she is a Tribe of Pride Color Guard Instructor, an instructional designer of middle school and high school lessons, and an agented young adult author.

     

    Education:

    • Ed. S., Educational Leadership, ODU
    • M. Ed, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix
    • BS Biology, ODU

     

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