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NEW! Spring Standards of Learning (SOL) Parent Report

Spring Report Sample

To help give families and teachers a more complete picture of student progress, VDOE has developed a new Spring SOL Parent Report designed to provide parents additional information in a clear and accessible format about their child's performance this year. The report is available to parents whose children have already completed the spring SOL assessments in school divisions around the Commonwealth. These reports may be obtained directly from your child's school.

The Spring SOL Parent Report informs parents if their child’s test scores show that the child needs additional support, is considered at-risk of falling behind,Spring Report Sample or if the child is performing on grade level or above. Sample parent reports are available for grades 3-8 reading and math, and all other SOL tests (except writing). These reports, combined with teacher input, classroom work, report cards, and the Student Detail by Question reports, give families and teachers a more complete picture of student progress. 

Designed to provide a year-long look of your child’s progress, the Parent Report ties together the Virginia Growth Assessment score(s) previously taken and the current spring SOL results to show the current trend in academic progress. These results, along with other student data, help to show which content areas and skills your child may need additional support and where more time with a teacher or tutor could be beneficial to your child's academic success.  

Below are additional resources to support conversations with your child's teacher(s) and learn new tips to support learning at home.

NEW! Resources for the Spring Parent Growth Report 

No one is more important in a child’s learning than their parents. At the Virginia Department of Education, we are eager to partner up and equip you with the information and resources you need to advocate for and support your child.  

An example of the new Parent Report, as well as additional resources for parents, can be found on the Parent Resources page of the VDOE website under the Assessment tab.

Sample Winter VGA Parent Report

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The Sample Winter VGA Parent Report shows your child's performance on the Virginia Growth Assessments. This report, combined with teacher input,

 classroom work, report cards, and the Student Detail by Question reports, gives families and teachers a more complete picture of student progress. You can use these results to help identify where your child is doing well and where additional support may be needed. 

Resources for the Winter Parent Growth Report updated January 2024

Refer to these resources to support conversations with your child’s teacher(s) today and learn new tips for supporting reading and math at home.

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Questions to Ask Your Child’s 
Teacher About Math

Go Beyond Grades - Math

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Growth Assessments

Growth Assessments are computer adaptive tests, shorter than the Standards of Learning tests, that were developed for grades 3-8 reading and mathematics as a result of legislation passed in the 2021 Virginia General Assembly. The growth assessments consist of test items that measure the Standards of Learning, have been reviewed by Virginia teachers, proven with Virginia students, and accepted for use on the growth assessments.  

Understanding Growth Assessment Scores

A growth assessment score, also called a Vertical Scaled Score, is one piece of information in the Parent Report and the Student Detail by Question (SDBQ) Reports for the Virginia Growth Assessments.

Resources for growth assessment scores from the 2023-2024 Virginia Growth Assessments in reading and mathematics have been developed for parents. These resources include: 

Interpreting the Student Detail by Question Report

The score report following a Virginia assessment is called the Student Detail by Question Report or SDBQ Report. School divisions can provide the SDBQ Report to families. Please contact your child’s school for access to these reports.

Virginia SOL Assessment Program 

Standards of Learning (SOL) tests 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 Virginia Board of Education in setting proficiency standards for the tests. 

SOL Practice Items (All Subjects)

The Practice Items are test items grouped by content area and grade level or course available for use by teachers, parents, and students in Virginia. They serve as examples of the types of online test items, including technology-enhanced items (TEI) presented to students during an online state assessment.  

National Assessment of Educational Progress 

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card, is a national measure of student achievement that is taken by samplings of students in each state and nationwide.  

Virginia English Language Proficiency Assessments 

School divisions annually assess the English language proficiency of all English learner (EL) students K-12.  

Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT)

A CAT is an assessment customized for every student. How a student responds to questions determines the difficulty of the next question. Correct responses lead to more difficult test questions, while incorrect responses result in the selection of less difficult items for the student.  

A Guide to Computer Adaptive Testing

This video explains the basic principle for how computer adaptive testing works.

Computer Adaptive Testing in Virginia

This video provides information about computer adaptive testing in Virginia.