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High school students now have to take fewer SOL tests

High school students now have to take fewer SOL tests
Posted on 03/08/2019
Changes at the state and federal levels mean that high school students now have to take fewer Standards of Learning (SOL) tests. For students in grades 3-8, all SOL tests remain the same.

“Previously any student in a high school end-of-course class where there was an associated SOL test took the test – no matter what. It didn’t matter how many verified credits they had, everybody took the SOL tests,” according to Tracy LaGatta, director of student assessment for Virginia Beach City Public Schools. “The new system states that all of the same courses have the same SOL tests attached. However, high school students only have to take the test if they need it for verified credit or if it is mandated by federal law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which requires that students take an SOL for biology, math (algebra I) and reading.”

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