Student Testing

Student Testing Coordinator

Preparing for the SOL Test

Standards of Learning Grade Level Assessments

Under Virginia law, students in grades 3-12 are expected to take part in the Virginia Assessment Program. For most students, this means annual Standards of Learning (SOL) testing. The notification letters outlines state guidelines for which students will take SOL tests each year. 

Dates for Tests

If your child is unable to take the test on the assigned day, please contact the teacher and let them know. Hutchison can provide an alternate date for the test. 

Grade Level Reading SOL Test Mathematics SOL Test Science SOL Test
3rd Grade May 3 May 11  
4th Grade

May 9

May 10

May 17

May 18

5th Grade

May 5

May 6

May 12

May 13

May 19
6th Grade May 4 May 16  

Parent Refusal 

Parents have the right to refuse the SOL testing due to CoVid-19 or personal reasons. You can read more about the right to refuse here. If you would like your child to not participate, for any reason, please call the school and ask to speak to Wendy West 703-925-8300.

FCPS SOL Parent Page

Understand more about your child's SOL tests

Grade-Level Assessments

Read more about the assessments given at each grade level.

Students at Hutchison ES are tested in many areas throughout the year as a part of the teaching and learning cycle. Tests provide information about a child's development of knowledge and help teachers better plan for next steps in instruction.

The FCPS Grade Level Tests webpage (see link below) offers testing information for each grade level including: 

  • Purpose of test,
  • Time of year when test is typically scheduled, and 
  • Estimated amount of time student will need to take test.

Universal Screener

Recently, FCPS adopted a universal screener assessment for use with all elementary school students in kindergarten through grade 6.

The purpose of this assessment is to identify students who may have gaps in reading and math skills so that teachers can plan supports appropriate for each child. 

The universal screener is an online, computer-adaptive assessment. Computer-adaptive means that the difficulty of questions will adjust based on each child’s performance. When your child gets a question correct, the next question will be a little harder. When your child gets a question wrong, the next question will be a little easier. Through this adjustment process, the computer will narrow in on just the right level for your child.

The universal screener tests will be given three times each year. For the exact dates when your child will test, please contact your child’s teacher. After each testing window, your child’s teacher will share your child’s universal screener results with you. 


iReady is an interactive online learning environment and provides each child with access to individualized instruction based on skills they demonstrate on the assessment.

Immediately following the assessment, iReady will provide your child with needs-based online instruction to support his or her progress in mastering essential skills in reading and math. This tool, along with a variety of other assessments, will provide the teacher with formative information on student progress so they may tailor instruction, intervention, and enrichment to meet the needs of your child and identify areas for growth.