Standards of Learning


SY 2021-2022 SOL Administration Schedule

Please use the Virginia Assessment Program Testing (SOL) to view important SOL information as it pertains to the 2021-2022 school year.

Diagnostic Assessment Letters for Families, 2021-2022

Newport News Public Schools administers screening and diagnostic assessments to determine support needs and monitor student growth throughout the school year.

Please choose your child's grade to download an informational letter to families.

Virginia Assessment Parent Portal


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.

Standards of Learning currently in effect are listed on the Virginia Department of Education website.


Changes to High School Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing


SOL Pass Rates and School Accreditation

Virginia Department of Education standards of accreditation require all schools to meet or exceed benchmarks for achievement in English, mathematics, science and history. High schools must also meet a graduation and completion index.

NNPS Division SOL Pass Rates and Accreditation

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VDOE Accreditation Information

SOL and Accreditation News