Coronavirus has caused a lot of problems for students. The dates of their exams have been postponed and they have been waiting for the postponed dates that will be announced on March 31, 2020. After President Donald Trump made a statement about cancelling standardized tests, the Virginia Department of Education also postponed the dates for SOL testing. Let us take a look at some more details about the VA SOL test.
The Standards of Learning (SOL) is an exam that is conducted only for Virginia Public Schools. The exam consists of a test in English, mathematics, science, history, and other various subjects to test the skills of the students. SOL tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history also measure the success of students in meeting the Board of Education’s expectations for learning and achievement. All papers of VA SOL tests are reviewed by Virginia's classroom teachers.
JUST IN: @BetsyDeVosED announces that students impacted by school closures due to the #coronavirus pandemic can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. More on these broad flexibilities for states ➡️ https://t.co/dd4Zmu9M76 pic.twitter.com/EyGSOnZaka— U.S. Department of Education (@usedgov) March 20, 2020
The exam was going to be held from April 22 to April 30, 2020. However, it is not still confirmed whether VA SOL is cancelled. As per reports, the exam is likely to be cancelled this year due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The VA SOL exam is held for grades K-12 in Virginia Schools.
Trump also announced that student loan borrowers will be able to suspend their federal student loan payments without penalty and without accruing interest for at least 2 months. Furthermore, he added that the duration will also be extended if required. The government is reportedly in full support of the students.
Thank you to President @realDonaldTrump, @BetsyDeVosED, and @usedgov for providing relief from federal student loan payments for 60 days and for waiving k-12 standardized test requirements. America’s students can be assured that their government is #InItTogether with them.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 20, 2020