As you likely recall, the closure of schools in the spring led to a cancellation of SOL testing. The state has announced that SOL testing will resume this school year. Below is the most up-to-date information we have at this time. Middle and high schools will soon be sharing this information with families. Continue reading
Last week, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released data on the performance of students on Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history/social science during the 2018-2019 school year. Read the VDOE news release »
In tandem with the news release, the VDOE provided school divisions with talking points (Key Messages on 2018-2019 SOL Test Results) about the performance of students and schools on last year’s assessments.
ASCD Learn Teach Lead Radio presents Where Assessments Go Wrong: Getting Assessment Right, with guest Rick Stiggins and host Matt Wachel. Rick Stiggins is author of The Perfect Assessment System and the founder and retired president of the Assessment Training Institute (ATI), a professional-development company created and designed to provide teachers, school leaders, policymakers, and communities with the assessment literacy they need to face today’s assessment challenges. Host and ASCD Emerging Leader Matt Wachel is an elementary assistant principal in the Park Hill School District in Kansas City, MO.
This is a good time of year to take a look at assessments. How can students help us improve the process? Play episode »