Virginia Growth Assessment
Standards of Learning Assessments
The Standards of Learning (SOL) for Virginia Public Schools establish minimum expectations for what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade or course in English, mathematics, science, history/social science and other subjects.
SOL tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history/social science measure the success of students in meeting the Board of Education’s expectations for learning and achievement. All items on SOL tests are reviewed by Virginia classroom teachers for accuracy and fairness and teachers also assist the state Board of Education in setting proficiency standards for the tests.
The i-Ready Assessment provides the data teachers need to target instruction where it’s needed most. The information it delivers is based on industry-leading assessment design concepts and backed by extensive validity evidence. The i-Ready Assessment is given in grades K-8 in mathematics and K-5 in reading. In addition, i-Ready provides regular online instruction and practice based on student performance.