COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 18

April 29, 2005

 

ADMINISTRATIVE


TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

State English: Writing Testing Schedule for 2005-2006

 

The State Testing Program schedule for the Standards of Learning (SOL) English: Writing tests for the 2005-2006 school year is available on the Department of Educations website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Assessment/home.shtml. Please inform all personnel of these testing dates so that other activities can be scheduled without conflicts. Following is information to assist you in preparing for the coming school year.

 

 

Fall 2005 SOL English: Writing Tests

 

The SOL English: Writing tests for the fall 2005 administration are scheduled as follows. The multiple-choice component of the English: Writing tests will be administered on either Monday, October 17, or Tuesday, October 18, 2005. The direct writing component of the English: Writing tests will be administered statewide on Wednesday, October 19, 2005. Students who are absent on the date of the statewide writing test will respond to a different prompt during the make‑up period. Graduating seniors who are eligible for two opportunities to take the writing test will take the alternate prompt on Thursday, October 20, 2005. Answer documents for the English: Writing tests must be shipped for scoring by October 28, 2005.

 

 

Spring 2006 SOL English: Writing Tests

 

The SOL English: Writing tests for the spring 2006 administration are scheduled as follows. The multiple-choice component of the English: Writing tests will be administered on either March 6 or 7. The direct writing component of the test must be administered statewide on Wednesday, March 8, 2006. Students who are absent on the date of the statewide writing test will respond to a different prompt during the make-up period. Graduating seniors who are eligible for two opportunities to take the writing test will take the alternate prompt on Thursday, March 9, 2006. Answer documents for the English: Writing tests must be shipped for scoring by March 24, 2006.

 

 

Summer 2006 SOL English: Writing Tests

 

The SOL writing test is to be administered statewide July 17-19, 2006. The multiple-choice component of the English: Writing test should be administered either on Monday, July 17, or Tuesday, July 18, 2006. The direct writing component of the English: Writing test will be administered statewide on Wednesday, July 19, 2006. Graduating seniors who are eligible for two opportunities to take the writing test will take the alternate prompt on Thursday, July 20, 2006. Answer documents for the English: Writing tests must be shipped for scoring by July 28, 2006.

 

 

Other SOL Tests

 

Information regarding testing schedules for all other SOL tests will be provided at a later date.

 

 

Questions concerning the state testing program schedule should be directed to the Division of Assessment and Reporting at (804) 225-2102.

 

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