Resources for the Virginia Standards of Learning

General Information

Teacher Direct

"Teacher Direct is designed to establish a more direct line of communication with classroom teachers and educators. The goal of Teacher Direct is to provide a way to share new instructional resources created by VDOE staff as well as make teachers aware of professional development and grant opportunities, and other information of special interest to teachers and their students." -- VDOE website

Released Tests from the Virginia Department of Education

"VDOE releases sample sets of Standards of Learning (SOL) tests that were administered to Virginia public school students during the previous spring test administration. The released tests are not inclusive of all SOL tests administered during the previous year; however, the tests are representative of the content and skills assessed." -- VDOE website

Online Practice for Students


SOLMate is an online practice testing product developed and maintained by Rockingham County Public Schools for the purpose of providing RCPS students multiple choice practice items targeted to address the Virginia Standards of Learning in most subject areas. RCPS teachers create and enter the practice questions. Password required.

Math, English, and Science Practice Items from the VDOE

"These practice items provide examples of the new content and increased rigor represented by the revised Standards of Learning (SOL) and illustrate the new Technology-Enhanced Item types for the mathematics, reading, science, and writing SOL tests.  Technology-Enhanced Items (TEI) require students to indicate their responses in ways other than a multiple-choice format.

Please note that the practice items are not intended to be a complete test and are not intended to cover all content for the grade level or course.  Furthermore, while the practice items provide examples of some TEI, they are not intended to represent all types of functionality associated with these item types." -- VDOE website

English SOL Online Writing

"Beginning with the 2013 spring administration of grades 5, 8, and end-of-course Standards of Learning (SOL) writing assessments, Virginia students will complete all direct writing tests online. Teachers need to provide opportunities for students at all grade levels to plan, compose, revise, edit, and publish writing using computers." -- VDOE website

Jefferson Lab

"Welcome to the Virginia State Standards of Learning Practice Tests! All of the questions on this site come from test materials released by the Virginia Department of Education and are used here with permission. All questions on this site are copyrighted by the Virginia Department of Education and may not be used by other persons or organizations without their permission." -- Jefferson Lab website

Interactive Quizzes (by Tami Maloney)

"A free resource, hosted by WHRO, for teachers and students as they prepare for the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) exams and for other academic assessment. I hope you find the activities contained herein useful." -- IQ website