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Description: The K-12 History and Social Science SOL Institutes provided training that focused on deepening participants’ understanding and application of the rigorous practices and critical reasoning skills embedded in each history and social science standard. The Institutes used primary sources to provide participants with examples of how effective history and social science instruction may be enhanced for students in each course range and how teachers can improve student achievement in content areas of...
Description: Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) releases sample sets of Standards of Learning (SOL) tests that were administered to Virginia public school students during the previous spring test administration. The released tests are not inclusive of all SOL tests administered during the previous year; however, the tests are representative of the content and skills assessed.
Description: This technical assistance document provides some basic rules for determining significant digits and using significant digits in calculations. (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE), Science
Description: These practice items provide examples of the new content and increased rigor represented by the revised Standards of Learning (SOL) and illustrate the new Technology-Enhanced Item types for the mathematics, reading, science, and writing SOL tests. Technology-Enhanced Items (TEI) require students to indicate their responses in ways other than a multiple-choice format. Please note that the practice items are not intended to be a complete test and are not intended to cover all content for the grade...
Description: Statewide results on the spring 2014 SOL mathematics tests were analyzed to determine specific content that may have challenged students. The presentations below provide examples of SOL content identified by this analysis. Sample items are provided to further clarify the skills and knowledge included. However, these items are not SOL test items and are not meant to mimic questions used on the SOL tests. Instead, they are intended to provide mathematics educators with further insight into the...
Description: This lists the calculator model types that are allowed for each grade level. (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)
Description: As teachers throughout Virginia implement the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) and new SOL tests that include technology-enhanced items (TEI) and increased rigor, the Virginia Department of Education has developed a new ARDT that includes improved diagnostic and reporting features and TEI. (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)
Description: The algebraic properties listed apply given a, b, and c are real numbers. This is not an exhaustive list algebraic properties. (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)
Description: This includes: text of the Constitution of Virginia, Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States of America with Amendments and the Virginia Charters.
Description: This is te Periodic Table of the Elements for Assessments Based on the 2010 Chemistry Standards of Learning (SOL). (Science)
Description: In order to become independent readers, students must build vocabulary by applying their knowledge of word structure and context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. Teachers need to provide both direct and indirect instruction in all areas of vocabulary development across all content areas. (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)
Description: This Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) about English instruction and SOL tests is provided by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).
Description: The following is an annotated listing of curriculum, instruction, and assessment resources and guidance provided to school divisions since 2009 to assist with the implementation of the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning.
Description: These resources are available on the VDOE website to support instruction and assessment.
Description: These resources are available on the VDOE website to support instruction and assessment.
Description: These resources are available on the VDOE website to support instruction and assessment.
Description: These resources are available from the VDOE website to support instruction and assessment.
Description: For Virginia’s special educations students, diploma options are changing. The Modified Standard diploma is no longer an option for students entering the ninth grade (or younger) in the 2013-2014 school year. If your son or daughter will be a ninth grader (or younger) this fall, and was aiming for a Modified Standard diploma, he or she will now be working toward a Standard diploma. The General Assembly amendment to the Code of Virginia raises expectations for students with disabilities. It...
Description: The History & Social Science Enhanced Scope and Sequence Plus (ESS+) Lessons are available for Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, VA Studies, US History to 1865, US History: 1865 to Present, Civics and Economics, World History and Geography to 1500 A.D., World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. to the Present, World Geography, VA and US History, VA and US Government. These lessons include Specific Options for Differentiating this Lesson: Technology, Multisensory Activities, Community...
Description: Serving Up MyPlate is a new collection of classroom materials that helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. This yummy curriculum introduces the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of hands–on activities. Students also learn the importance of physical activity to staying healthy. These materials includes a colorful 4 page booklet for parents in English, Spanish,...
Description: This report looks at a variety of technology-based products and technology-assisted programs designed to improve the early literacy skills of children from birth through age 8. The report also provides information about available technologies for parents, educators and children, as well as what may be missing in current uses of technology by children.
Description:  The revised Computer Technology Standards of Learning were approved by the Virginia Board of Education in February 2013.  These standards outline the content and skills that teachers in Virginia are expected to integrate into their classrooms so that students are proficient in technology use. 
Description: ASOL Mathematics Sample Activites are available for grades 3 through 8 and high school. They are under the 3rd section of this page: Sample Activities.
Description: The following is an annotated listing of certain curriculum, instruction, and assessment supports and guidance provided to school divisions since 2010 to assist with the implementation of the 2010 Science Standards of Learning.
Description: The following is an annotated listing of curriculum, instruction, and assessment supports and guidance provided to school divisions since 2010 to assist with the implementation of the 2010 English Standards of Learning.
Description: This document highlights the correlation of Inspiration® with the 2010 English Language Arts Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools - Middle School. The Inspiration Standards Match is designed to demonstrate the many ways Inspiration supports the standards and to give educators ideas for using this tool to meet learning goals across the curriculum.
Description: Because many middle- and high-school students have difficulty with reading for content instruction, it is important that teachers teach effective vocabulary and comprehension skills.
Description: This section of the VDOE website includes Professional Development Resources as well as General, Elementary School, Middle School and High School Instructional Resources.
Description: These instructional videos are provided as support for the implementation of the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL). They include Strategies Across the Strands, Number & Number Sense, Computation & Estimation, Measurement, Geometry, Probability & Statistics, Patterns, Functions & Algebra and Additional Resources.
Description: This section of the VDOE website includes Professional Development Resources, Literacy Resources, English and Reading Resources for Elementary School, Middle School and High School.
Description: This section of the VDOE website includes Professional Development Resources, K-6 Science Instructional Resources, Middle & High School Science Instructional Resources, Award Programs, Miscellaneous and Additional science resources.
Description: This section of the VDOE website includes Elementary History & Social Science Instructional Resources, Middle School History & Social Science Instructional Resources, High School History & Social Science Instructional Resources and Additional History & Social Science Resources.
Description: In this set of video clips, Virginia educators demonstrate strategies and activities that can be used in vocabulary instruction in middle school classrooms. The strategies and activities presented here are not limited to English class, but can be used for any subject or content area involving vocabulary instruction. A facilitator’s guide (in PowerPoint) provides additional staff development opportunities.
Description: This document highlights the correlation of Inspiration® with the 2010 English Language Arts Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools - High School. The Inspiration Standards Match is designed to demonstrate the many ways Inspiration supports the standards and to give educators ideas for using this tool to meet learning goals across the curriculum.
Description: This document highlights the correlation of Kidspiration® with the 2010 English Language Arts Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools - Elementary. The Kidspiration Standards Match is designed to demonstrate the many ways Kidspiration supports the standards and to give educators ideas for using this tool to meet learning goals across the curriculum.
Description: This document highlights the correlation of Kidspiration® with the 2009 Mathematics Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools - Elementary. The Kidspiration Standards Match is designed to demonstrate the many ways Kidspiration supports the standards and to give educators ideas for using this tool to meet learning goals across the curriculum.
Description: This document highlights the correlation of Webspiration Classroom® with the 2010 English Language Arts Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools - High School. The Webspiration Classroom Standards Match is designed to demonstrate the many ways Webspiration Classroom supports the standards and to give educators ideas for using this tool to meet learning goals across the curriculum.
Description: This document highlights the correlation of Webspiration Classroom® with the 2010 English Language Arts Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools - Middle School. The Webspiration Classroom Standards Match is designed to demonstrate the many ways Webspiration Classroom supports the standards and to give educators ideas for using this tool to meet learning goals across the curriculum.
Description: The Virginia Grade Level Alternative (VGLA) is available for certain Limited-English Proficiency (LEP) students and students with disabilities in grades 3 through 8 as an alternative assessment for the Standards of Learning (SOL) testing. Students who qualify to participate in the VGLA are required to demonstrate individual achievement of grade-level content standards as presented in the SOL test blueprint for the academic content area in which they are being assessed. The VGLA is only available...
Description: The Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) is designed to evaluate the performance of students with significant cognitive disabilities who are working on academic standards that have been reduced in complexity and depth. This content is derived from the Standards of Learning (SOL) and is referred to as the Aligned Standards of Learning (ASOL). Students in grades 3 - 8 who are participating in the VAAP are required to submit evidence in the same subject areas as required of their...
Description: Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system.
Description: These resources include: Birth through Grade Five Literacy, Adolescent Literacy through Grade Twelve, Literacy for Special Populations, Standards of Learning Documents for English and Progression Charts for Reading, Writing, Grammar and Research.
Description: The English Standards of Learning Online Writing Web page supports the 2010 English Standards of Learning and provides resources correlated to the writing standards. Beginning with the spring 2013 test administration, all SOL writing tests will be administered online. Teachers need to provide opportunities for students at all grade levels to plan, compose, revise, edit, and publish writing using computers.
Description: From improving math frequency to tracking data, here are a few good Special Education apps to check out on iTunes...(One teacher's thoughts on using iPods & iPads in the classroom)
Description: Many literature students are expected to be familiar with the basic terms used in short stories/novels and poetry.
Description: There are a wide variety of excellent writing resource links categorized on this site. (VAAP resource)
Description: This site provides a printable download of the story train as a visual support for writing and to teach beginning, middle and end concepts. (VAAP resource, reading)
Description: The goal is to be a credible resource for quality educational apps. This blog will help parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators and anyone else, wade through the vast number of ”educational” apps being introduced on a daily basis. Remember, not all educational apps are created equal. This blog, founded by two lifelong educators, is dedicated to the idea, that quality mobile educational apps are the tools of the future but they need to be used responsibly.
Description: The purpose of the UNC Charlotte General Curriculum Projects is to research and develop evidence-based practices for assessing and teaching academic content that is aligned with grade level standards. This link takes you to adapted texts that were developed by this project. Note: Please read and purchase each original text (cited by author) prior to using the General Curriculum Projects adapted text. (VAAP resource)
Description: CITEd supports leadership at state and local education agencies to integrate instructional technology for all students to achieve high educational standards. CITEd provides this support through identification of best practices, innovative online technical assistance tools, professional development, and communities of practice. CITEd is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs and is a cooperative effort of the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the...