All students in English 10 and English 11 must sit for the Writing SOL. According to state guidelines, this test must be completed in a secure testing environment on campus. The Writing SOL is a two-part test. The second component, the short essay, will be given on Wednesday, March 24th. Students who are not in English 10 or English 11 will complete asynchronous work from home on those two days.
Students must arrive on campus at 9:00 am, since all students will undergo a health screen before reporting to his or her testing location. Testing will follow social distancing guidelines, and desks in testing rooms will be six-feet apart. In addition, all students are required to wear a mask. Students will also have the opportunity to eat lunch on campus if desired. Students will need to bring their computer, fully charged.
Passing the Writing SOL is a graduation requirement. Recently, state emergency guidelines have been passed, decreasing the pass rate from 400 to 350 for this year only. Students who attempt the SOL once, score at least a 350, and pass their English class will earn the verified credit in Writing needed for graduation. If you have any questions about this, please contact your son’s or daughter’s school counselor.