COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 81
April 21, 2000

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Student Transcripts and SOL Test Results


 Questions have been raised as to what should be done with the labels containing the 
scores for the Standards of Learning (SOL) test results. Supts. Memo No. 121, dated 
June 11, 1999, stated that Governor Gilmore and Board of Education President Kirk 
Schroder had reviewed the issue of whether SOL test results should be included on 
the students' transcripts. It was decided that the Board of Education would not 
require school divisions to report SOL test scores on high school transcripts.

The Board of Education is expected to address this issue as it promulgates revisions 
to the Regulations Governing Secondary School Transcripts. Until such time as the 
revised regulations are promulgated, SOL test scores should not be included on the 
students' transcripts, and should not be released to colleges, universities, or 
other institutions that may receive copies of students' transcripts. The SOL test 
scores should, however, be maintained in students' records. You may wish to affix 
the labels to blank sheets of paper and place them in students' folders until you 
have received further instructions.

Please contact Vernon L. Wildy at (804) 225-2877 if you have questions relative to 
student transcripts, contact the Division of Assessment at (804) 225-2102 if you 
have questions relative to SOL Test Results, and contact the Division of Student 
Services at (804) 225-2402 if you have questions relative to student records.

VLW/eh