Important SOL Testing Update (SOLS must be taken at Carson!)

March 23, 2021

The U.S. Education Department (USED) continues to require administration of state assessments, and Virginia has not waived SOL tests. Students in grades 3-12 will continue to test for federal participation. As you may be aware, the Grade 8 Writing SOL and Civics SOL have been replaced with Local Authentic Assessments through their English 8 and Civics classes. All students are required to take the Reading SOL (grades 7 & 8), Math SOL (grades 7 & 8), and Science 8 SOL.

All SOL tests are taken in-person at school. For any SOL assessments this spring, you have the right to refuse testing for your student due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The school is in the process of finalizing testing dates for individual students, and you will be contacted with these details. For initial planning with your family, be aware we are working to schedule tests as follows.  This is a tentative schedule and could change as we work to finalize the testing process. The testing block will be from 7:30 AM-11:30 AM. Our plan is to utilize Mondays for all testing. By scheduling testing on Mondays, we will reduce the disruption to instruction for classes Tuesday-Friday. Additionally, we will have the most flexibility with space and safety measures we need for testing.

- Science tests: Grade 8 Monday, April 26th

- Reading tests: Grade 7 Monday, May 3rd ; Grade 8 Monday, May 24th

- Mathematics tests: Grade 7, 7HN, 8, Algebra II  Monday, May 10th

                                   Algebra, Geometry Monday, May 17th

As we prepare for spring assessments, we need to collect information about your intentions for spring SOL tests and transportation requests. By Friday, April 2nd, please complete the online Google intent form. Please refer to the March 23 e-Notify email for access to the Google link. Contact Mrs. Lauren Ross, School Testing Coordinator, @email at our school if you need help accessing or completing the form. All necessary COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed as outlined on the FCPS Public Webpage.