TestNav 8 SOL Practice Items
The practice item sets provide:
- examples that are representative of content included in the Standards of Learning as they are revised;
- examples that show increased rigor;
- examples of technology-enhanced items (TEI) and opportunities to experience TEI functionality;
- opportunities to practice with the online tools and features that are available in TestNav 8 during online SOL testing;
- opportunities to navigate through and interact with the TestNav 8 online testing software.
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.
TestNav 8 Application
The practice items must be accessed via an installable TestNav 8. The downloadable application varies by operating system and is available for certain desktop computers, laptops, and tablets. See the TestNav 8 Technical Assistance Document-This is a PDF document. (PDF) for information on the system requirements to access TestNav 8, along with instructions for downloading the TestNav 8 application.
NOTE: At this time, iPads running iOS10 and computers running macOS Sierra cannot be used to access SOL Practice Items. iPads running iOS 9.3 or iOS 10.2 are compatible with the Practice Items.
TestNav 8 Guides
The Introduction to TestNav 8: Multiple-Choice/Technology-Enhanced Item Tests-This is a PDF document. (PDF) – an introduction to the new online navigation, online tools, accessibility features, and overall functionality and appearance of multiple-choice/technology-enhanced item tests in TestNav 8. It is highly recommended that teachers or other adults read the Introduction to TestNav 8: Multiple-Choice/Technology-Enhanced Item Tests document prior to reading the Guided Practice Suggestions for a practice item set.
The Introduction to TestNav 8: Writing Tool-This is a PDF document. (PDF) – an introduction to the new online navigation, online tools, accessibility features, and overall functionality and appearance of the Writing Tool in TestNav 8. It is highly recommended that teachers or other adults read the Introduction to TestNav 8: Writing Tool prior to reading the Guided Practice Suggestions for the Grade 8 or EOC Writing Tool.
Guided Practice Suggestions – provides specific guided practice suggestions for teachers as they lead students through a practice item set or the practice Writing Tool. Following these suggestions will ensure that students are exposed to all of the different tools within TestNav 8, the different functionality features of technology-enhanced items (TEI), and common messages that may appear as students complete TEI.