Superintendent’s Memo #159-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

June 29, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Release of Spring 2012 Standards of Learning Tests in Spring 2013

The Virginia Department of Education is planning to release the following spring 2012 Standards of Learning (SOL) tests in spring 2013:

Due to the potential impact of releasing tests on the item bank, the spring 2012 reading, writing, science, and mathematics tests will not be released in spring 2013.  It generally takes at least two years after tests based on new revised SOL are administered before a full release of a test may occur.  Please see the tentative release schedule below:

Mathematics Spring 2014
Reading and Writing Spring 2015
Science Spring 2015

If you have questions, please contact the student assessment staff by e-mail at or by phone at (804) 225-2102.