Assessment Calendar 2021 – 22 & Spring 2022 SOL Non-Writing

APS is preparing to administer Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) testing to our students in grades 3-8 and high school. State assessments measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills reflected in state standards. The testing window will extend from May 16 to  June 14, 2022; your student’s school will send out notification with the school’s specific testing dates. All SOL testing is in-person. SOL content areas tested for each grade level are as follows:

Elementary School

  • Grade 3: Reading and Math
  • Grade 4: Reading, Math, and Social Studies
  • Grade 5: Reading, Math, and Science

Middle School

  • Grade 6: Reading and Math
  • Grade 7: Reading, Math, and Social Studies
  • Grade 8: Reading, Math, Science, and End-of-Course (EOC) World Geography (if enrolled)

High School 

  • Grade 9: Science, Math, and Social Studies (if student did not earn the World Geography verified credit in 8th grade)
  • Grade 10: if needing to earn a verified credit towards the diploma
  • Grade 11: Reading
  • Grade 12: if needing to earn a verified credit towards the diploma

High School End-of-Course (EOC) SOLs (if needing verified credit and to meet local, state, and federal requirements):

Mathematics Science English Social Studies/History

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Biology

Chemistry

Earth Science

Reading

World Geography

World History 1

World History 2

VA/US History

Our teachers and students are working diligently to prepare for the tests. Please do not schedule time out of school for your student on their testing dates. It will help your student to perform at his or her best if they have a good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast, and arrive at school on time. Students should also bring their iPads and MacBook Air laptops fully charged on testing day.

Dates Test Grade Levels
August 30 – September 17, 2021 SOL-Summer/Make ups 9 – 12
Sept 8, 2021- Sept 29, 2021 Extended to October 11, 2021 Through Year Growth Assessments (Reading and Math) – Fall 3-5
Sept 8, 2021- Sept 29, 2021 Extended to October 11, 2021 Through Year Growth Assessments (Reading and Math) – Fall 6-8
October 13, 2021 PSAT (home school students notify school by TBD) 10 – 11
October 18-November 5, 2021 October 18-19, 2021 October 20, 2021 SOL-Fall Writing: Online PAPER Multiple Choice Writing Paper Direct Writing/Short Paper 11 – 12
November 1-12, 2021 with November 15-19 for make-ups CogAT (Students in grades 3-5 with no previous CogAT test 3-5
November 1-12, 2021 with November 15-19 for make-ups CogAT (Students in grades 6-8 with no prior ability assessment ) 6-8
November 15 – December 10, 2021 SOL-Fall Writing: Term Graduate 2nd Online Test TG
November 29 – December 17, 2021 Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) (Students in grade 1) 1
November 29 – December 17, 2021 CogAT (Students in grade 2) 2
January 10 – January 28, 2022, Retakes January 31 – February 18, 2022 SOL-Fall: End-of-Course (Non-writing) Tests 9 – 12
January 10 – January 28, 2022, Retakes January 31 – February 18, 2022 SOL-Fall: End-of-Course (Non-writing) Tests 9 – 12
January 18 – March 18, 2022 ACCESS for ELLs & Alternate ACCESS for ELLs (WIDA levels 1-4) K – 5
January 18 – March 18, 2022 ACCESS for ELLs & Alternate ACCESS for ELLs (WIDA levels 1-4) 6 – 8
January 18 – March 18, 2022 ACCESS for ELLs & Alternate ACCESS for ELLs ( WIDA levels 1-4) 9 – 12
March 7-8, 2022 March 9, 2022 SOL-Spring PAPER Tests: Multiple Choice Writing Direct Writing/Short Paper 8
March 7 – April 1, 2022 SOL-Spring ONLINE Multiple Choice Writing & Direct Writing/Short Paper 8
March 28 – April 8, 2022 CogAT (Students wihout an ability test and referred students 2-5
March 28 – April 8, 2022 CogAT (Students in grades 6-8 with no prior ability assessment & referrred ) 6 – 8
April 11-29, 2022 SOL-Term Grad Writing 2nd attempt for Term Grads 12
April 11-29, 2022 SOL-Term Grad Non-writing Spring: End-of-Course 12
April 28 – May 20, 2022 IB (International Baccalaureate) tests 9 – 12
May 2-13, 2022 AP (homeschool students notify school by Nov. 1) 9 – 12
May 16-June 10, 2022 Expedited retakes thru June 14, 2022 SOL-Spring: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and History/Social Studies 3 – 5
May 16-June 14 SOL-Spring: End-of-Course Tests 9 – 12
May 16-June 10, 2022 Expedited retakes through June 14, 2022 SOL-Spring: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Civics & Economics and End-of-Course Tests 6 – 8
July 11 – 29, 2022 SOL-Summer: Writing ONLINE/Paper 11 – 12
August – September 16, 2022 SOL-Summer: End-of-Course Tests 9 – 12