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SOL Help and Practice Tests are Here

Practice Resources for Virginia’s Standards of Learning Test

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Is your 3rd grader worried about taking the Standards of Learning test for the first time? Or does your child simply freeze at the sight of standardized tests?

These books and websites will help you and your child to understand what to expect from the SOL:

  • Released tests from the Virginia Department of Education – Copies of the previous calendar year’s test,  covering all subjects and grades tested.
  • Learning Express Library via our test prep research portal (free with your Library card) – Includes reading and math practice tests for 4th and 5th graders, as well as for middle and high school students, and beyond. Not SOL tests, but  good for general practice.
  • Literati Homework Help (free with your Library card) - This new online homework site for Virginia Students in Grades 3-12 also includes Homework Tutoring five days a week.


And remember – teachers and administrators also say that the best strategy for test-taking success is for kids NOT to stress-out. So the most important thing you can do for your child before taking the SOLs – or any standardized test – is to make sure he or she gets a good night’s sleep, and eats a healthy breakfast!


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