SOL Testing Information

SOL Overview

Students in grades 3-5 participate in Virginia's Standard of Learning Assessments each year. The purpose of SOL Testing in elementary school is to measure how well students have mastered specific standards. It also provides information to the state about how students at Braddock are performing on state tests. This information is used to accredit our school by the state. This test is also used to measure growth - we can compare scores to previous tests to see how students have improved.

SOL Schedule

Tuesday, May 7: Grade 3 Reading

Thursday, May 9: Grades 4 and 5 Reading

Tuesday, May 14: Grade 3 Math

Thursday, May 16: Grades 4, 5, and 6 Math

Tuesday, May 21: Grade 5 Science

Tuesday, May 28: Reading Retakes

Wednesday, May 29: Math Retakes

Thursday, May 30: Science Retakes


Day of the Test

Make sure your child has a good night’s rest the night before and arrives at school by 8:45 a.m. each morning on testing day. Students will receive breakfast and participate in a short morning meeting before starting their test. Students will eat lunch around their usual lunch time.

Tests are untimed but approximately 60-75 minutes. Students have as long as they need to complete the test.

Student Resources

SOL Pass: SOL Pass activities provide a review of the concepts and information students are likely to encounter in the classroom and on the SOL end-of-year tests. 

VDOE Released Test Items: Released tests are representative of the content and skills included in the Virginia SOL tests and are provided to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

TestNav Practice Tests: Use the online testing software to practice test taking strategies with online tools and view technology-enhanced items.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If my student does not pass the SOL, will they repeat the same grade level?

A: Students are not denied promotion or access based solely on an SOL score in elementary school.


Q: What score does my student need to pass the SOL?

A: A perfect score on an SOL test is a 600.  If a student scores between 500 and 600, they score in the Pass/Advance range.  Any score of 400 or higher is considered passing. Anything below a 400 is considered failing.  Scores fall in either the Fail/Basic range or the Fail/Below basic range.  If a student scores between a 375 and a 399, they are eligible to try the test again after receiving some remediation, with parent permission. Copies of the SOL Retake Permission Form have been sent home. If you did not receive one, please contact your child's teacher or sign and return the copy linked on this page.


Q: How can I help my student prepare for the test?

A: Use online resources linked Student Resources section above to practice test items. Reduce testing anxiety or stress by playing outside, using positive self-talk, and practicing deep breathing. 


Q: When will I receive student scores?

A: Student scores will be available in ParentVUE before the end of the school year.

Student Testing at Braddock

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SOL Testing in FCPS

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