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This section provides links to the Standards of Learning (SOL) and SOL Enhanced Scope and Sequence lessons as well as additional resources from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) website and other sources.
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Description: Bring the World to Your Classroom (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science and more) WETA and PBS have curate FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers. You can browse by Subject or by Grade. Featured lesson plans in this collection contain full contextualization for the media they include. Plan and adapt our lessons in creative ways, using the Lesson Builder tool, Google Classroom, Remind, and more. For early educators, we’ve...
Description: Algebra Readiness Remediation Plans - 2016 serve as sample remediation plans that teachers and Algebra Readiness Initiative teachers and tutors may use in providing intervention or remediation with their students.  Algebra Readiness Formative Assessment Items - 2016 serve as sample formative assessment items that teachers and Algebra Readiness Initiative teachers and tutors may use in assessing student learning after student remediation.
Description: RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today launched Virginia is for Learners, an initiative to engage students, parents, educators, and employers with the Commonwealth’s efforts to better prepare Virginia students for success in the 21st-century workforce and adapt to a changing world. The initiative includes a public information campaign and a coordinated set of future-focused strategies to accompany recent major changes the Commonwealth has made to public education. “Over the...
Description: Mathematics Vertical Articulation Tool (MVAT) – This tool provides support in identifying concepts aligned to the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) that articulate across mathematics grade levels or courses. The MVAT has several possible uses: Instructional planning tool – the STATIC versions of the MVAT can be used to identify the progression of specific content across grade levels or courses in order to connect instruction to prerequisite knowledge and future...
Description: Mathematics Instructional Plans (MIPs) help teachers align instruction with the 2016 Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) by providing examples of how the knowledge, skills and processes found in the SOL and curriculum framework can be presented to students in the classroom. Co-Teaching Mathematics Instructional Plans utilize the six common co-teaching approaches: teaming, station teaching, parallel teaching, alternative teaching, one teaching/one assisting, and one teaching/one...
Description: There are hundreds of teacher-reviewed curriculum and instructional resources for social, emotional, physical and environmental health aligned with Virginia Standards of Learning! The curriculum resources are organized by grade level.
Description: The Applied Studies Competencies, Standards, and Aligned Standards Crosswalk links the competencies from the Applied Studies Curriculum Map with relevant SOL and ASOL as well as any available sample lesson plans or sample activities. The crosswalks for Employment, English, Independent Living, and Science are available for teachers to use. (December 2017) Note: The crosswalks for History/Social Science and Mathematics and will be posted when the newly updated SOL and ASOL are available.
Description: Narrated Crosswalk Presentations for each grade level and EOC summarizing the 2016 Mathematics SOL revisions are available.  These presentations provide additional support for school divisions and teachers as they explore the 2016 standards.  2017 SOL Mathematics Institutes resources include facilitator guides, PowerPoint presentations, and other resources that are intended to support professional development of teachers with the 2016 Mathematics SOL.
Description: The mission of Virginia's public education system is to educate students in the fundamental knowledge and academic subjects that they need to become capable, responsible, and self-reliant citizens. Therefore, the mission of the Virginia Board of Education and the superintendent of public instruction, in cooperation with local school boards, is to increase student learning and academic achievement.
Description: Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) 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.    
Description: All students in tested grade levels and courses are expected to participate in Virginia’s assessment program, unless specifically exempted by state or federal law or by Board of Education regulations. Virginia’s assessment system includes students with disabilities and limited English proficient (LEP) students. Students with disabilities and LEP students may take Standards of Learning tests with or without accommodations or they may be assessed through alternate or alternative...
Description: It is the intent of the Commonwealth of Virginia to include all students with disabilities in the assessment component of Virginia's accountability system. IDEA 2004 regulations require that all students with disabilities participate in the state's accountability system. Students with disabilities may participate in the Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments and Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP). When determining participation in Virginia's Accountability System, all students with...
Description: Q. How do I know if my child needs additional help in school? A. Your child’s school uses a variety of methods to determine if your child needs additional help. Your child may need additional help if he or she: Is performing poorly in school Has been absent from school a significant number of days Is reading below grade level Fails to achieve a passing score on SOL tests Q. My child is having difficulty in school. Is there help my child can receive? A. Your child’s teacher or...
Description: Although there is no applicable SOL test associated with driver education instruction, the SOLs serve as the Board of Education’s approved driver-education and traffic-safety program of instruction for public and private school programs and are intended to provide students with a detailed understanding of the fundamentals of driving.
Description: The SOLs are intended to provide students with skills and understanding to improve, sustain and promote personal, family and community health.
Description: The SOLs are intended to provide students with the necessary knowledge, processes and skills to become physically educated and fit for a lifetime.
Description: The mission of  National Council for the Social Studies is to advocate and build capacity for high-quality social studies by providing leadership, services, and support to educators. Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence.  Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such  disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy,...
Description: This Module examines some of the reasons that adolescents struggle with content-area text and overviews effective strategies teachers can use to improve the vocabulary and comprehension skills of students with a wide range of abilities and across a variety of subjects.
Description: Science Sample Activities are now available under the Teaching Resources section of the VAAP. They are searchable by grade or ASOL number.
Description: ReadWorks is committed to solving America’s reading comprehension crisis and student achievement gap. Driven by cognitive science research, ReadWorks creates world-class content, teacher guidance, and integrated tools that improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.
Description: The Standards of Learning (SOL) for Virginia Public Schools establish minimum expectations for what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade or course in English, mathematics, science, history/social science, technology, the fine arts, foreign language, health/physical education and driver education.
Description: Rigorous teacher-developed course units cover all aspects of civic education from voting to service learning to the legislative process and more! Many lesson plans include PowerPoint presentations. Elementary resources include a resources guide, morning meeting lesson plans, mini-modules and a dramatic reading of the Constitutional Convention. Sign up now to access all of Youth Leadership Initiative’s FREE lesson plan resources.
Description: The Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) is a framework and philosophy that provides resources and support to help every student to be successful in academics and behavior. It begins with systemic change at the division, school and classroom level that utilizes evidence-based, system-wide practices to provide a quick response to academic and behavioral needs. These practices include frequent progress-monitoring that enable educators to make sound, data-based instructional decisions for...
Description: ASOL Writing Sample Activities are available under VA Assessments> VAAP > Teaching Process.
Description: ASOL Reading Sample Activities are available on the VA Assessments> VAAP > Teaching Process.
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: These resources are available from 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 on the VDOE website to support instruction and assessment.
Description: The Digital Learning Integration were approved by the Virginia Board of Education in October 2020.  These standards emphasize the essential role of technologies in the deeper learning experiences of students in content areas, as digital citizens in an ever-increasing digital world.  Adopted 2020, to be fully implemented in 2021-2022
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: This module describes how teachers can incorporate vocabulary and reading comprehension skills instruction into content-area lessons and will introduce you to a variety of effective practices—including the use of graphic organizers—to help students better understand what they read (est. completion time: 1.5 hours).
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: 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. Portions of Neuroscience for Kids are available in Spanish, Slovene, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Serbian, Russian, Slovak, Romanian, Polish, Albanian, Czech, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Punjabi, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Ukranian and Turkish.
Description: The goal of literacy instruction in Virginia is to ensure that all children have the necessary skills to become successful readers, writers, speakers, and listeners with the critical thinking skills that are required to be successful as they progress and transition through the stages of their lives.
Description: Teachers With Apps (TWA) is regularly curating the most up-to-date educational multimedia tools and is the go-to for respected resources for educators and parents in the digital space. TWA also offers sage advice through blogs and media releases encouraging educational models that are tried and true utilizing research and best practices in education.
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...
Title: TechMatrix
Description: Assistive and educational technology tools and resources to support learning for students with disabilities and their classmates. Search a database of hundreds of products using extensive criteria tailored to assistive and educational technologies. Compare products across search criteria. Read related research articles on the theory and practice of using technology to improve student learning.
Description: SEN Teacher has printables, specialist links, free software downloads and search tools for all types and levels of special and remedial education. SEN Teacher is also used by many parents and teachers of younger students and children without special needs. Most printable resources can be adapted to suit a variety of individual needs. All SEN Teacher resources are free to use at school and in the home. (AAC Resource)
Description: This site has 58 graphic organizers that you can download for free, from the following categories: cause and effect, character and story, compare and contrast, sequence, cycle, timeline and chain of events, vocabulary development and concept and miscellaneous. (reading, writing)
Description: Literacy Connections provides a wealth of information on reading, teaching and tutoring techniques, ESL literacy, and adult literacy. We recommend resources that are useful for teachers, volunteers, and directors of literacy programs. Topics include the language experience approach, phonics, word study, word families, and the best in children's literature.
Description: Help your students classify ideas and communicate more effectively with these free graphic organizer templates, available for download. They can be used to structure writing projects and help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research, and brainstorming. (VAAP resource, reading)
Title: Raz-Kids
Description: This site offers free sample interactive stories to serve as a catalyst for writing instruction. Classroom subscriptions are available for purchase. (VAAP resource)
Description: This math resource includes: a number line, a fraction representation, a place value chart, a fraction, decimal and percent chart, a multiplication table and a listing of common conversions.
Description: A Supplemental Resource Guide to the K-12 English Standards of Learning Enhanced Scope and Sequence, Virginia Department of Education's Division of Instruction-January 2006