Released Tests & Item Sets
Released tests are representative of the content and skills included in the Virginia SOL tests and are provided to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions. Some items on the mathematics tests released in spring 2014 were replaced with items of similar content to preserve the integrity of the test item bank. In addition, test item sets rather than full released tests are being provided for History & Social Science tests in 2014 to protect these item banks. The answers to the questions for each test and test item set can be found in the back of each PDF document.
The PDF documents for tests and test item sets released in spring 2014 show images of the test items as they appeared in an online test format. Due to variability in computer monitors, color in an item may appear differently on one monitor as compared to another.
|Online Version of the Released Test
(items will not be scored within the testing software)
(may be used with the online version of the test to record answers)
|Grade 3||Released Spring 2014||Answer Sheet|
|Grade 4||Released Spring 2014|
|Grade 5||Released Spring 2014|
|Grade 6||Released Spring 2014|
|Grade 7||Released Spring 2014|
|Grade 8||Released Spring 2014|
|Algebra I||Released Spring 2014|
|Geometry||Released Spring 2014|
|Algebra II||Released Spring 2014|
History & Social Science
|History Course||PDF of Released Test Item Set, Test, or Sample Items|
|Grade 3 History|
|United States History to 1865|
|United States History: 1865 to the Present|
|Civics and Economics|
|Virginia and United States History|
|World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.)|
|World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present|
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- Recent Braille and Large Print versions of the released SOL tests are available in hard copy. Please contact the division director of testing in your local school division for additional information.
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