Computer Adaptive Testing

Grades 3-8 online Reading Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and Grades 3-8 online Mathematics SOL tests utilize an approach to assessment called Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT). CAT is a form of computer-based testing, which is tailored to the individual proficiency of a student being administered the test. This usually results in a testing experience that is neither too easy, nor too difficult, for the student. For general information about CAT, please click on the links below:

Passage-Based Computer Adaptive Testing for Reading FAQs (PDF)

Comparison of a Passage-Based Reading Standards of Learning (SOL) Computer Adaptive Test and a Traditional SOL Test (PDF)

Mathematics Computer Adaptive Tests FAQs 

Comparison of a Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) Computer Adaptive Test and a Traditional SOL Test