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State Education Board Votes to Expand SOL Retesting

Elementary and middle school students who fail this spring’s Standards of Learning tests by narrow margins or because of extenuating circumstances can retake the exams before the end of the school year.


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Cuccinelli Proposes Schools Test Standards Rewrite in Virginia

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli proposed expansive changes to make Virginia’s 20-year-old Standards of Learning student testing regimen more geared to problem-solving and less dependent on memorization.


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Virginia Students Find Math SOLs More Challenging

Virginia education officials say the state’s new, more rigorous mathematics tests proved to be a challenge for students during the last school year.


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Va Bill Would Remove History And Science From 3rd Grade Standardized Tests

A bill that would remove the science and history portions of the Standards of Learning tests given to third grade students in VA is one step closer to becoming law.

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