Substitute Tests for Verified Credit
As permitted by the Standards for Accrediting Public Schools (8VAC20-131-110), the Virginia Board of Education has approved various “substitute” tests and set the minimum score that must be achieved for the purpose of awarding verified credit to students.
- Substitute Tests Approved for Awarding Verified Credit (PDF) – Revised August 19, 2016
The approved substitute test criteria are detailed in Superintendent’s Memo 298-14 – October 31, 2014 The process for school divisions to nominate a potential substitute test and the required nomination form are provided in the memo.
The Board also has approved a schedule of career and technical examinations for licensure or certification that may be substituted for SOL tests to earn student-selected verified units of credit. Tests for licensure or certification that require the demonstration of knowledge and skills beyond what is associated with a single course may result in the awarding of two units of verified credit.