DATE:  March 2, 2018 

TO:  Division Superintendents 
FROM:  Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D., Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction 
SUBJECT:  Change in the Implementation Timeline for EndofCourse (EOC) Tests Assessing the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning 
As stated in Superintendent's Memo No. 24416, the Virginia Board of Education adopted the Revised 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning on September 22, 2016. This memo indicated that the 20182019 school year would be the FullImplementation Year to include the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning in the school division’s written, taught, and tested curricula.
A subsequent memo, Superintendent's Memo No. 28417, indicated the revised assessments measuring the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning would be administered for the first time in the fall of 2018 for EndofCourse (EOC) Algebra I, EOC Geometry, and EOC Algebra II; however, this timeline has changed. The EOC mathematics tests measuring the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning will instead be implemented in the spring of 2019 test administration along with the revised grades 38 mathematics tests.
The EOC mathematics tests administered in the fall of 2018 will continue to assess the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning and include field test items measuring the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning. In EOC mathematics classrooms affected by this change, the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning and 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning are to be included in the written and taught curricula.
The 2016 mathematics test blueprints have been revised to reflect this new EOC mathematics test implementation schedule and are currently available at Standards of Learning (SOL) and Testing – Mathematics 2016.
The revised implementation timeline for the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning and 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework follows:
20172018 School Year – Crosswalk Year

20182019 School Year – FullImplementation Year

If you have any questions regarding mathematics assessments, please contact the student assessment staff by email at Student_Assessment@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 2252102. If you have any questions regarding mathematics instruction, please contact the mathematics instructional staff by email at mathematics@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 2254849.
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