Spring 2021 SOL Testing Information
Spring 2021 SOL Testing Information
This is the image for the news article titled Spring 2021 SOL Testing InformationAll school divisions in Virginia are required to administer SOL assessments which are designed to measure students’ mastery of the standards. These assessments may also be used for students to earn verified credits to meet graduation requirements in high school credit classes.  The Virginia Department of Education does, however, allow parents to refuse SOL test participation for one or more of the required assessments.

New Kent County Public Schools will be administering the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments this spring from May 21st to June 18th. The SOL assessments must be administered in person and the specific test dates this year will depend on whether your student is utilizing the in-person learning option or the virtual learning option.

Students who have chosen the in-person learning option for spring 2021 will complete SOL tests during the school day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays within the testing window. Specific test dates and additional information will be shared at a later time by your child’s school.  Parents of in-person students that would like to refuse testing for their child should send a note with their child indicating that they are refusing for their child to be tested, stating the reason, and signed by the parent.

Students who have chosen the virtual learning option for spring 2021 will take the Reading SOL test on May 21st, Math SOL on June 11th, and 5th and 8th grade virtual students will take the Science SOL on June 18th.  On the day of testing, students in middle school will need to arrive at school at 7:40 and test until 12:00.  Students in elementary school will need to arrive at 9:15 and test until 1:30.  Additionally, lunch will be provided, as needed. All health and safety procedures shared in the NKCPS Return to Learn Plan will be followed.

At this point (May 3rd), transportation requests for testers is closed.  If a parent/guardian did not submit the child's need for transportation by May 3rd, then the parent/guardian will need to provide transportation for testing.

In order to facilitate the onsite testing process, the parents and guardians of virtual students will need to complete an online form regarding their students’ participation in SOL testing. This form may be found at the following link:

For parents of virtual students who refuse participation on the SOL test due to a need to not come on school property, there is a remote test that is optional.  The results of this test will not go on the student’s record and is solely to provide these parents with information on the progress of their students.  If you choose to refuse the SOL test then you will need to indicate if you are interested in the remote test option.

All parents / guardians with students in the virtual setting in grades 3-8 should complete the form below. To support our planning and preparations, we ask that forms be completed by Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

If you have any questions about the testing, please contact your child's school.

Thank you as always for the continued support of your child's education.