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Franklin Middle School Testing Schedule and Information

Standardize testing provides information about student achievement. Scores from the tests will be used to determine whether students fail to meet standards, are proficient in meeting the standards, or are advanced in the standards.

VDOE and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have an electronic device policy which is to be followed during all SOL testing. To maintain test security, the possession of these devices (e.g., cell phones/mobile communication devices) in the testing room is prohibited.  If a student is discovered with a prohibited electronic device while in a test environment, the student’s test will be stopped, the electronic device will be confiscated, and the student will be removed from the test environment.  School administrators, consistent with the Acceptable Use Policy and Student Rights & Responsibilities, have authority to search the “item of personal belonging” (e.g., the cell phone or mobile device) if it is believed to contain evidence of a violation of school regulations (in this case, cheating).  School administrators have the right to apply school-based consequences based upon their investigation of the situation.  Please talk to your student about the electronic device policy and the serious consequences of violating it.

                             Standardized Testing Dates at Franklin Middle School

Test Date Students
WIDA January 16-19, 2018 ELL students
Writing SOL March 13-15, 2018 8th grade students
Non-Writing SOL May 15th - June 7th, 2018 7th and 8th grade students

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests: Spring Testing

Students in grades 7-8 in our school will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests from May 15, 2018 to June 7, 2018.  It will be very helpful if you can avoid appointments which may take your child out of school during this time period.  Also, it will help your child to perform at his or her best if he or she has had a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast and comes to school with a positive attitude.

The Virginia SOL tests are required of all students in grades 3-8 across the state by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).  SOL tests measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills specified in the Virginia SOLs.  Content areas will be tested according to the schedule below.

Grade Level Content Areas to be Tested

7  Reading and Mathematics

8  Reading, Mathematics, Civics and Economics, and Science

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