SOL (Standards of Learning)
The following website will offer information, practice tests and additional resources for all SOL tests - http://www.doe.virginia.gov
Usually taken in the spring of junior year & in the fall of senior year
It is recommended that current juniors take the SAT at least once before the summer. To ensure that you will be able to present your best scores on college applications, the SAT should be taken no later than December of the senior year for application to four-year colleges and universities.
Usually taken in the winter/spring of junior year & in fall of senior year.
Students that have scored lower than expected on the SAT should consider taking the ACT. The ACT is now accepted by all four-year colleges in the country. The majority of schools accept both tests and will typically take the best score between the two. Be sure to check with each school to which you are applying.
The ACT has recently added an optional 30-minute Writing test to compliment the change on the SAT.
Taken by all 10th & self-selected 11th graders each school year .
The test takes place annually in October. All sophomores will have their test scored automatically (cost covered by FCPS) and juniors can pay a small fee have their test scored
Taken by 11th & 12th graders .
The ASVAB is offered at FHS in October and March each school year. Students will typically receive their scores within two - three weeks of the testing date. A representative from the ASVAB program will return to the school to interpret the scores with the students.
Usually taken at the end of the junior year or beginning of senior year.
For more information or to register for a test, go to the TOEFL web site (www.toefl.org) or call 1-800-GO-TOEFL (1-800-468-6335).
Wednesday, June 19, 2013