Update on End-of-Course Requirments, April 12, 2019
The federal law that governs public education, called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states students must be tested in reading and mathematics annually in grades 3-8 and once in high school (grades 9-12). Students meet the ESSA testing requirements by taking Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests.
The state of Virginia also requires students in grades 9 through 12 to pass End-Of-Course (EOC) SOL tests to earn verified credits in English, Math, Science and History. Recently Virginia law changed and all high school students are no longer required to take an SOL test for a course if they have already earned the verified credit in the content area that they need to graduate (unless additional testing in mathematics or science or both is required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act).
Letters indicating which EOC SOL tests your child needs to take this spring will be mailed home next week. If for some reason you do not receive a letter next week, please have your son/daughter visit Osbourn High School’s Counseling Office to pick-up a copy of the letter after spring break.