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Standards of Learning Currently in Effect
for Virginia Public Schools


Click HERE to link directly to Virginia Department of Education SOL page.

Project Graduation
(High School Graduation Requirements)

Timetable for Rivisions to Standards of Learning

Ongoing Evaluation and Revision Schedule
From the beginning of Virginia’s school reform initiative, the Board of Education has recognized the need for an ongoing process of evaluation and revision. In September 2000, the board approved the following schedule in keeping with the legislature’s desire that the Standards of Learning in each subject area undergo review at least once every seven years.
SOL Areas Approved by June
1995 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
History and Social Science *   *             *      
Mathematics *     *             *    
Science *       *             *  
English *       *             *  
Computer/Technology by the end of Grades 5, 8, and 12 *
Grade 5 and 8
Grade 12
Grade 5, 8, and 12
Fine Arts   *           *          
Foreign Language   *             *        
Health, Physical Education, and Driver Education     *             *      


Testing & Standards of Learning (SOL)

Released Tests

VDOE releases sample sets of Standards of Learning (SOL) tests that were administered to Virginia public school students during the previous spring test administration. The released tests are not inclusive of all SOL tests administered during the previous year; however, the tests are representative of the content and skills assessed.

Released tests also are available in the online format through VDOE’s Electronic Practice Assessment Tool (ePAT)

You will also find current released tests listed on each subject resource page (see links at right).

Latest Released Tests

Archived Released Tests


  • These files are a form of the tests that students across the Commonwealth of Virginia took as part of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Assessments. The test questions are representative of the content and skills included in the Virginia SOL tests and are provided to help you understand the format of the tests and questions. The answer to each question can be found in the back of each test booklet.
  • The size of the questions on the computer screen is not the same size as the actual test. Use the magnifying glass icon (zoom tool) to make a test question larger on the screen for easier reading.
  • The released tests include many complicated graphics and some printers may experience trouble with printing. If you experience difficulty printing or viewing, visit: Adobe's Troubleshoot Printing Problems page.

©2010 by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120. All rights reserved. Except as permitted by law, this material may not be reproduced or used in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission from the copyright owner. Commonwealth of Virginia public school educators may reproduce any portion of these released tests for noncommercial educational purposes without requesting permission. All others should direct their written requests to the Virginia Department of Education, Division of Student Assessment and School Improvement, at the above address or by e-mail to


Last Modified on August 17, 2011