Assessment Calendar and other test date information

NOTE: Updates will continue to be made as more information comes from VDOE regarding requirements.
Test Grade Levels Dates
SOL-Spring 2020 extended 9 – 12 August 31 – October 7, 2020
SOL-Fall: Writing ONLINE 11 – 12 October 19 – November 6, 2020(1st opportunity for Term Grads-10/19-30)
SOL-Fall: PAPER Multiple Choice Writing Direct Writing/Short Paper 11 – 12 October 19 – 20, 2020October 21 Make-ups through 11/6/20
SAT (no essay) Seniors Only 12 October 27, 2020
CogAT (Students in grades 4-5 with no previous CogAT test) 2 – 4, 5 (new to APS) April 12-30, 2021
CogAT (Students in grades 6-7 with no prior ability assessment; optional grade 8) 6 – 7 April 12-30, 2021
SOL-Fall Term Grad Writing 2nd Opportunity 12 November 16 – December 11, 2020
SOL-Fall: End-of-Course (Non-writing) Tests 9 – 12 January 11 – 29, 2021 Exp Retakes to 2/19
PSAT 11 only January 26, 2021
ACCESS for ELLs & Alternate ACCESS for ELLs (WIDA levels 1-4) K – 5 January 19 – April 16, 2021
WISE – Financial Literacy Certification test 10 – 12 January 19-29, 2021 Make-ups 2/1- 2/12
ACCESS for ELLs & Alternate ACCESS for ELLs (WIDA levels 1-4) 9 – 12 January 19 – March 12, 2021
ACCESS for ELLs & Alternate ACCESS for ELLs (WIDA levels 1-4) 6 – 8 January 19 – March 12, 2021
SOL-Spring PAPER Tests: – Multiple Choice Writing – Direct Writing/Short Paper 11 TG March 1 –2, 2021Term Grad Mar 3. Make-ups to 3/23
Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3) 1 March 15-26, 2021
SOL-Spring ONLINE Multiple Choice Writing Direct Writing/Short Paper 8 March 15 – 26, 2021Make-ups through March 26
SOL-Spring PAPER Tests: Multiple Choice Writing Direct Writing/Short Paper 8 March 15 – 16 , 2021March 17, 2021 Make-ups through 3/26
SOL-Spring ONLINE Multiple Choice Writing and Direct Writing/Short Paper 11 March 15 – April 2, 2021Term Grad March 1-12, 2021
SOL-Term Grad Writing 2nd attempt for Term Grads 12 April 5 – 23, 2021
SOL-Spring: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and History/Social Studies 3 – 5 May 17– June 11, 2021 Expedited retakes thru 6/16
IB (International Baccalaureate) tests 9 – 12 May 3 – 21, 2021
SOL-Spring: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Civics & Economics and End-of-Course Tests 6 – 8 May 10 – June 4, 2021Expedited retakes through June 16
AP (homeschool students notify school by Nov. 1) 9 – 12 May 4-14, 2021
SOL-Spring: End-of-Course Tests 9 – 12 May 24 – June 15, 2021
SOL-Summer: Writing ONLINE 11 – 12 July 12 – 30, 2021
SOL-Summer: Writing PAPER 11 – 12 July 12 – 14, 2021
SOL-Summer: End-of-Course Tests 9 – 12 July 26 – August 6, 2021
rev. 1-15-21

Information regarding ACT, SAT and PSAT testing for the 2020-21 school year.

While Arlington Public Schools has determined that their buildings will not be used for these tests on Saturdays until Covid-19 has been contained and all our students are safely back in our buildings, we are working with ACT and College Board to find a school day for these tests to be given to our students that meet the necessary criteria.

ACT – APS is waiting for dates to be posted by ACT. A determination of whether we participate will be made once possible dates are set.

PSAT – Currently the Tentative date for the PSAT is Wednesday, January 26, 2021.  More information to follow.

SAT – The College Board created a school day SAT, which APS participated, on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Scores can be found on the College Board Site.