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Virginia Beach City Public Schools
2016-2017 Testing Schedule

District and Virginia State Mandated Tests

We are now in the process of developing this year’s schedule.

DATES TESTS STUDENTS TESTING
September 26 - October 14, 2016 Fall IPT  Students in grades 4 and 7.
October 19, 2016 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) Available to all students in grades 9, 10 and 11.
October 11 - 28, 2016 PSAT 8/9  Students in grade 8.
October 17 and/or 18, 2016 Fall SOL Writing (Paper/Pencil)
Second Opportunity
EOC Writing Multiple-Choice Test
Students completing English 11 classes in a 4x4 block schedule and SOL verified credit retake students.  
October 19* and 20, 2016 Fall SOL (Paper/Pencil)
End-of-Course (EOC) Writing Short Paper Component
October 21, 2016 Fall SOL (Paper/Pencil)
Make-Up EOC Writing Tests
October 17 - October 28, 2016 Fall SOL (Online)
EOC Writing Tests
November 29 - December 2, 2016 Fall SOL Writing
Second Opportunity
Students who were term graduates for the fall SOL test administration who need the writing SOL test for verified credit; online testing only.
January 9 - 20, 2017 Fall SOL
EOC Non-Writing Tests
Grade 8 Reading and Mathematics Tests
Students in EOC** classes;  RRP students, and MSD*** students under SOL requirements.
January 9 - March 31, 2017 NCLB English Language Proficiency Test (ACCESS FOR ELLs)

Academic Language of the Content Areas (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking)
All students designated with  English proficiency levels 1.0-5.9.
January 19 - February 3, 2017 Fall SOL
Expedited EOC** Tests
Expedited Grade 8 Reading and Mathematics Tests
Fall EOC**;  MSD*** students who meet the expedited testing requirements.
February 22 - 24, 2017 WorkKeys (Reading for Information and Business Writing) Students who passed the grade 11 English course and have taken and failed, at least once, the EOC writing or reading SOL test. Students enrolled in a grade 11 English course and who are trying to graduate by June 2017.
March 13 and/or 14, 2017 Spring SOL (Paper/Pencil)
Writing Multiple-Choice Test
Students in grades 8 and 11 English classes and SOL verified credit retake students.
March 15* - 17, 2017 Spring SOL (Paper/Pencil)
Writing Short Paper Component and
Make-Up Tests
March 13-17, 2017 Spring SOL (Online)
Middle School Online Tests
Students in grades 8 and 11 English classes and SOL verified credit retake students.
March 13 - 24, 2017 Spring SOL (Online)
High School Online Tests****
March 20 - April 6, 2017 Spring IPT Students in grades 4 and 7.
April 17 - 21, 2017 Spring SOL Writing
Second Opportunity
Students who were term graduates for the spring SOL test administration who need the writing SOL test for verified credit; online testing only.
April 19 - May 3, 2017 April Term Grad Testing Students in EOC** classes and MSD*** students who will graduate by August 2017.
May 1 - 12, 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Students completing AP classes during
2016-2017.
May 1 - 19, 2017 International Baccalaureate (IB) Testing Students completing IB classes during
2016-2017.
May 16-18, 2017 WorkKeys (Reading for Information) Students who passed the grade 11 English course and have taken and failed, at least once, the EOC writing or reading SOL test. Students enrolled in a grade 11 English course and who are trying to graduate in June 2017.  
May 22 - June 1, 2017 Spring SOL - High School
EOC** and Grade 8 Reading & Mathematics Tests 
Students in grades 3 - 8 and EOC** classes and MSD*** students under SOL requirements.
May 18 - June 7, 2017 Spring SOL - Elementary School
Grades 3 - 5 Multiple-Choice Tests
May 22 - June 7, 2017 Spring SOL - Middle School
EOC** and Grades 6 - 8 Multiple-Choice Tests
June 2-12, 2017 Spring SOL - High School
Expedited EOC** Tests; Expedited 
Grade 8 Reading and Mathematics Tests
Spring EOC** and MSD*** students who meet the expedited testing requirements.
June 8 - 15, 2017 Spring SOL - Elementary School
Expedited Tests
Spring SOL students who meet the expedited testing requirements.
June 8 - 15, 2017 Spring SOL - Middle School
Expedited EOC** Tests
Spring EOC*** students who meet the expedited testing requirements.
*Main paper/pencil Direct Writing Prompt must be administered on these dates.
**End-of-Course 1) Students completing an EOC class.
**End-of-Course 2) Students who have previously failed an EOC test and desire to retake the EOC test for a verified credit.
***Modified Standard Diploma.
****Term Grad testing must finish by March 17, 2017

Last Modified on Tuesday, November 22, 2016