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As expected, the results of Virginia’s 2020-21 Standards of Learning (SOL) tests reflect the extraordinary circumstances faced by students and schools last year. Overall, 64% of Greene County students passed their English/Reading SOLs (given in grades 3-8), while 40% passed the math exams (grades 3-8 plus geometry and algebra 1 and 2) and 56% passed in science (grades 5 and 8 as well as biology, chemistry and earth science). By comparison, pass rates in 2019 were 70% for English, 77% in math and 76% in science.

Kelly Guempel is a happy man. You can hear it in his voice when he talks about the results of the Standards of Learning exams at Orange County High School, where he is in his fourth year as principal. 

It’s easy for a writer to say that reading is fun. Of course it is … so much fun that voracious readers often want to step to the other side of the process and try creating that kind of magic themselves. But what if reading doesn’t come easily?

The results of the 2017-18 SOL exams are in. Although all nine schools in the division will remain fully accredited, scores on the Standards of Learning tests are mostly flat or lower than they were last year.

WAYNESBORO — The biggest local stories emerging from Tuesday's release of 2016-17 Standards of Learning tests were the dramatic increases recorded by individual schools in Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County on specific test areas.

AFTON — Eight months ago, 15-year-old Bloom Bloom walked into the community center he's visited for years. This time, though, the Nelson Count…

Madison County educators are pumping the brakes on a plan to request a waiver from Standards of Learning (SOL) testing.

More than 80 percent of all public schools in Virginia are fully accredited this year, an improvement from last year's accreditation ratings, …

Madison County students improved on 15 of 28 Standards of Learning (SOL) tests, according to data released last week by the Virginia Department of Education.

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