Standards of Learning

By emphasizing the Standards of Learning (SOL) throughout the Instructional process, the York County School Division provides its students with a sound instructional program and prepares them for state-mandated SOL testing that occurs in the spring. SOL tests are un-timed.

In middle school, students take the following SOL tests: English (Reading & Writing), History/Social Science, Math, Science, and Computer/Technology.

End-of-Course SOL tests are given to students enrolled in the following subjects taken for high school credit: English [Reading/Literature-Research & Writing (2 tests given in Grade 11 cover English 9-11 SOLs)], Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, World History to 1000 A.D. to the Present & World Geography, U.S. History, Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry. Students are required to earn a certain number of Verified Credits to be eligible for a Standard or Advanced Studies high school diploma. Verified Credits for graduation are based on the achievement by the student of a passing score on the required End-of-Course SOL tests.

The testing calendar is printed each year in the Student Handbook. Additional information about the SOLs for each subject area is available on the Virginia Department of Education website.

The York County School Division's SOL test scores are available here.

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