Testing at Longfellow Middle School

Information about SOL testing at Longfellow MS

Longfellow Middle School Testing Coordinator

SOL Testing Intent Form - We need a response from ALL VIRTUAL students

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing: 2021

Seventh and eighth grade students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests at Longfellow Middle School starting in early May and will run until June 2021.

The SOL schedule for VIRTUAL students is as follows - ALL tests must be taken at Longfellow MS:

  • Reading 7 – May 10, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM (or until finished)
  • Reading 8 - May 10, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM (or until finished)
  • Science 8 - May 17, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM (or until finished)
  • Math 7/Math 7HN - May 24, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM (or until finished)
  • Math 8 - May 24, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM (or until finished)
  • Algebra 1 - May 24, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM (or until finished)
  • Algebra 2  - May 24, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM (or until finished)
  • Geometry - May 24, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM (or until finished)

Students may call home for a ride at an earlier time if all students in their testing location have finished.

In-Person students will test on a modified bell schedule from 7:30 - 10:49:

  • May 12: Reading 7/8
  • May 19: Science 8
  • May 26: All Math classes

Make Up SOLs - If students are unable to test on the dates above, they may come in and take the SOLs on the following schedule:

  • Thursday, May 13: All Reading SOLs
  • Thursday, May 20: All Science SOLs
  • Thursday, May 27: All Math SOLs

All testing will begin at 7:30 AM - Students should report to room 138 to check in.

If your child cannot make it on one of those days, please email Mary Reid at mreid@fcps.edu to make other arrangements.

 

GIVEN THE CHALLENGES OF THE PANDEMIC, THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (VDOE) IS ALLOWING STUDENTS AND PARENTS THE CHOICE TO REFUSE TESTING FOR THIS YEAR.   So that we may plan accordingly, please fill out the linked form letting us know your intention to either take the SOLs or refuse BY April 12, 2021.

You have the right to refuse any SOL assessments this spring.  The Right to Refuse Assessments webpage offers information and considerations as you make this decision.

If you and your child choose to refuse to take the Algebra 1, Algebra 2 or Geometry SOL tests for this spring, there are several options:

  1. They can take the appropriate SOL test in the Fall of 2021 either at Longfellow (if your child is a rising 8th grade student) or at the high school your child will be attending (as a rising 9th grade student). Keep in mind that the high school testing timeline may vary from school to school.
  2. If your child is a rising ninth grade student, your child can bypass taking the verified Math credit SOL and take the next level SOL test in the Spring of 2022 as only one verified credit in Math is required for the Standard and Advanced Studies Diplomas. Your child would get the standard credit for the previous Math class, but would get both the standard and verified credit for the class that they would take the Math SOL test.
  3. If your child is a rising eighth grade student, they can bypass taking the verified Math credit SOL and take the next level SOL test in the Spring of 2022. Your child would get the standard credit for the previous Math class, but would get both the standard and verified credit for the class that they would take the Math SOL test. As a ninth grade student, they would need to take the appropriate Math class and pass the SOL test to get the verified credit at the high school level.
  4. If your child has taken all three verified Math classes at Longfellow and you decide to bypass the Algebra 2 SOL, to get the verified Math credit at the high school level would require either taking an AP level math class and pass the AP Exam or by taking the SAT Exam.

Meeting Information: April 6, 2021, 6:00 PM - Link will be sent in a KIT Message.

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