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Testing Information

As I’m sure you know, testing has become a major part of public schooling. Many recent state and federal initiatives are based on good intentions involving "accountability", but have little to no effect on your child's learning. While the data that can be gleaned from testing is used by PFHS teachers and administration to guide instruction, test scores themselves cannot fully describe your child's academic growth. With that in mind, the PFHS testing office strives to ensure that every student has a successful and stress-fee testing experience that will never distract from the world-class education LCPS is known for delivering.

There are currently 10 Standards of Learning (SOL) tests for students in grades 9-12:
  • English Writing

  • English Reading

  • Algebra I

  • Algebra II

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Earth Science

  • Geometry

  • World History I

  • World History II

  • Virginia & United States History

Students are required to pass a certain number of SOLs in order to achieve “Verified Credits” for graduation.The table below shows how many of each a student needs for both an Advanced Studies and Standard Diploma:

 

Advanced Studies Diploma

Standard Diploma

English

2

2

Math

2

1

Laboratory Science

2

1

History & Social Science

2

1

Student Select

1

1

Total

9

6

 

The Testing Calendar link on the Navigation Bar to the left has information about testing dates and remediation. If you have any questions, please contact Luke Rosa, the PFHS Testing Coordinator – Luke.Rosa@lcps.org

SOL Resources

  

 SAT Test Preparation and Information

 

Additional Testing Information

 

Last Modified on October 3, 2014