Standards of Learning

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The Standards of Learning are the public school standardized tests and curriculum that the Commonwealth of Virginia uses to comply with No Child Left Behind.

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Albemarle County Public Schools

In the spring of 2012, Albemarle County Public Schools began piloting the College and Workforce Readiness Assessment, which it feels better measures a student's ability to think critically and creatively. In the 2013 General Assembly session, Delegate David Toscano introduced a resolution requesting a study of SOL alternatives, but that resolution failed to make it out of committee[1].

SOL Reform

In 2014, Delegates Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria) and Thomas A. “Tag” Greason (R-Loudoun) introduced House Bill 498, which proposes dropping the total number of SOL tests across the Commonwealth from 34 to 26, and permitting local school divisions to use end-of-year tests other than the SOL for some subject areas[2].


  1. Web. ACPS experimenting with SOL alternatives, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 27, 2013, retrieved June 27, 2013.
  2. Web. SOL reform on the table in Richmond, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, Charlottesville, VA, January 27, 2014, retrieved February 4, 2014.

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