Superintendent's Memo #154-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

July 9, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Release of Spring 2010 Standards of Learning Tests in Spring 2011

The Virginia Department of Education is planning to release the following spring 2010 Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in spring 2011:

Due to the potential impact of releasing tests on the item banks, the spring 2010 Grade 8 Science, EOC Biology, EOC Earth Science, EOC Chemistry and all history/social science tests will not be released in spring 2011.

If you have questions, please contact the student assessment staff by e-mail at or by phone at (804) 225-2918.