March 6-March 17, 2017: 8th grade Writing
May 1-May 26, 2017: 6th, 7th and 8th grade SOL testing
Click Spring 2017 SOL Schedule for specific class assignments.
May 31 - June 8, 2017: Expedited retakes for students who qualify. See Opt-In letter (English, Spanish) for more details.
Great SOL Related Sites
Click for a list of sites that cover any and every SOL topic.
StudyIsland: An SOL Preparation Opportunity
In an effort to provide an additional line of support for our students as they prepare for the Virginia SOL assessments in mathematics and language arts, Marsteller has purchased a subscription to Study Island for all students taking SOL assessments in those subject areas.
Students have received an information brochure, username, and password from their language arts teacher to enable them to understand how to use StudyIsland effectively. A side benefit of the program is that parents and teachers can monitor student work on StudyIsland, assisting in identifying student strengths and weaknesses.
For further information on Study, please refer to the informational brochure brought home by your child or have your child ask her or her teacher.
SOLpass Added for Marsteller
Each section has previously released SOL tests, review questions, fun activities and games, etc. to review for the SOLs. Your students can access it from home, if they have Internet access, to review for their upcoming SOLs.
Marsteller has purchased a school subscription to SOLpass. SOLpass is a review site for the VA Social Studies and Science SOLs. To access it, go to http://solpass.org (note that it does not begin with "www.") and click on the link for Middle Schools. There are sections on U. S. history, as well as a Science section, which is broken down for 6th, 7th and 8th grades subjects. Once you choose a section, it will ask for a password. Our password is marsteller.
BrainPOP - another great resource!
BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and engages students. Our newest resource, BrainPOP Educators, features free tips, tools, and best practices by and for our teacher community.
SOL Review and Practice Sites
Ideal for both group and one-on-one settings, BrainPOP is used in numerous ways, from introducing a new lesson or topic to illustrating complex subject matter to reviewing before a test. Content is aligned to state standards and easily searchable with our online state standards tool. All products are fully compatible with PCs, projectors, and interactive whiteboards.
- Many of the features are available without logging in. For access to the entire site, you must log in. Students can get a userid and password from their teachers.
General Tips and Help
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