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Virginia Beach City Public Schools
2015-2016 Testing Schedule

District and Virginia State Mandated Tests
DATES TESTS STUDENTS TESTING
September 8, 2015 Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) Begin collection of evidence for students participating in the VAAP.
September 8, 2015 Virginia Grade Level Alternative (VGLA) Begin collection of evidence for students participating in the VGLA.
September 28 - October 16, 2015  Fall IPT  Students in grades 4 and 7.
October 14, 2015 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) Available to all students in grades 10 and 11.
October 14, 2015 PSAT 8/9 (HS) Students in grade 9.
October 19 - 30, 2015 PSAT 8/9 (MS) Students in grade 8.
October 19 and/or 20, 2015 Fall SOL Writing (Paper/Pencil)
EOC Writing Multiple-Choice Test
Students completing English 11 classes in a 4x4 block schedule and SOL verified credit retake students.
October 21* and 22, 2015 Fall SOL (Paper/Pencil)
EOC Writing Short Paper Component
October 23, 2015 Fall SOL (Paper/Pencil)
Make-Up EOC Writing Tests
October 19 - October 30, 2015 Fall SOL (Online)
EOC Writing Tests
November 2 - November 30, 2015 Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Certain qualifying students in grade 12.
December 2 - 11, 2015 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 11 - 22, 2016 Fall SOL Students in EOC** classes;  RRP students, and MSD*** students under SOL requirements.
End-of-Course Non-Writing Tests
Grade 8 Reading and Mathematics Tests
January 11 - March 25, 2016 NCLB English Language Proficiency Test (ACCESS FOR ELLs) All students designated with English proficiency levels 1.0-5.9.
Academic Language of the Content Areas (Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking)
January 25 -  February 4, 2016 Fall SOL Fall EOC**;  MSD*** students who meet the expedited testing requirements.
Expedited EOC** Tests
Expedited Grade 8 Reading and Mathematics Tests
January 26 - February 17, 2016 College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA) Students enrolled in grade 11 English courses.
February 18, 2016 WorkKeys Students who passed the grade 11 English course and have taken and failed, at least once, the EOC writing SOL test. 
March 14 and/or 15, 2016 Spring SOL (Paper/Pencil)
Writing Multiple-Choice Test
Students in grades 8 and 11 English classes and SOL verified credit retake students.
March 16*- 17, 2016 Spring SOL (Paper/Pencil)
Writing Short Paper Component and Make-Up Tests
March 14 -18, 2016 Spring SOL (Online)
Middle School Online Tests
Students in grades 8 and 11 English classes and SOL verified credit retake students.
March 7 - 23, 2016 Spring SOL (Online)
High School Online Tests****
March 21 - April 15, 2016 Spring IPT Students in grades 4 and 7.
April 20 - April 29, 2016 April Term Grad Testing Students in EOC** classes and MSD*** students who will graduate by August 2014.
April 18 - 22, 2016 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.
TBD Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) Collections of evidence due to Laskin Road Annex.
TBD Virginia Grade Level Alternative (VGLA) Collections of evidence due to Laskin Road Annex.
May 2 - 13, 2016 Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Students completing AP classes during
2015-2016.
May 2 - 19, 2016 International Baccalaureate (IB) Testing Students completing IB classes during
2015-2016.
May 18, 2016 WorkKeys Students trying to graduate in June who passed the grade 11 English course and have taken and failed, at least once, the EOC writing SOL test.
May 23 - June 2, 2016 Spring SOL - High School
Expedited EOC** Tests; Expedited
Grade 8 Reading and Mathematics Tests
Students in grades 3 - 8 and EOC** classes and MSD*** students under SOL requirements.
May 19 - June 9, 2016 Spring SOL - Elementary School
Grades 3 - 5 Multiple-Choice Tests
May 23 - June 8, 2016 Spring SOL - Middle School
EOC** and Grades 6 - 8 Multiple-Choice Tests
June 3 - 13, 2016 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 10 - 16, 2016 Spring SOL - Elementary School
Expedited Tests
Spring SOL students who meet the expedited testing requirments.
June 9 - 16, 2016 Spring SOL - Middle School
Expedited EOC** Tests
Spring EOC*** students who meet the expedited testing requirements.
TBD Summer SOL
Writing Multiple-Choice Test
Students completing English 11 classes in summer school and SOL verified credit retake students.
TBD Summer SOL
Writing Short Paper Component
TBD Summer SOL
Make-Up Writing Tests
TBD Summer SOL
SOL Non-Writing Tests
Students in EOC** classes; Fast Track Tutoring students; and SOL verified credit or MSD*** students under SOL requirements.
TBD Summer SOL Writing
Second Opportunity
Students who were term graduates for the summer SOL test administration and new transfer students who need the writing SOL test for verified credit; online testing only.
*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 13, 2016

Last Modified on Thursday, January 7, 2016