Standards of Learning
SY 2021-2022 SOL Administration Schedule
Please use the Virginia Assessment Program Testing (SOL) to view important SOL information as it pertains to the 2021-2022 school year.
Newport News Public Schools administers screening and diagnostic assessments to determine support needs and monitor student growth throughout the school year.
Please choose your child's grade to download an informational letter to families.
Important note to families:
The Spring SOL Non-Writing testing dates are May 2nd - June 3rd. To ensure the success of online testing, students must bring their fully charged Chromebooks to school on scheduled testing days. In an effort to present the most optimal success, it is important to contact your student’s school for Chromebooks that need to be repaired prior to the testing window.
In addition, the Technology department will be available to assist with minor or unforeseen malfunctions during testing. However, please be mindful that the Technology Department does not have a surplus of "loaner" Chromebooks to accommodate students that do not bring a full-charged Chromebook to testing.
We appreciate our partnership with families to ensure your student has a successful and efficient testing administration.
The Standards of Learning (SOL) for Virginia Public Schools establish minimum expectations for what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade or course in English, mathematics, science, history/social science and other subjects.
SOL tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history/social science measure the success of students in meeting the Board of Education's expectations for learning and achievement.
All items on SOL tests are reviewed by Virginia classroom teachers for accuracy and fairness and teachers also assist the state Board of Education in setting proficiency standards for the tests.
Standards of Learning currently in effect are listed on the Virginia Department of Education website.
Virginia's School Quality Profiles provide information about student achievement, demographics, college and career readiness, program completion, school safety, teacher quality and other topics of interest to parents and the general public.
SOL Pass Rates and School Accreditation
Virginia Department of Education standards of accreditation require all schools to meet or exceed benchmarks for achievement in English, mathematics, science and history. High schools must also meet a graduation and completion index.
NNPS Division SOL Pass Rates and Accreditation
Pass Rates Report, School Years 2018-2019 through 2020-2021
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no results for the 2019-2020 school year. Virginia's annual Standards of Learning tests were canceled.
VDOE Accreditation Information
SOL and Accreditation News
- October 1, 2020: NNPS graduation rate remains high, tops state average
- September 30, 2019: NNPS students making strides in achievement