6th Grade History Sol Review Homework Booklet

Standards of Learning (SOL) & Testing

Released Tests & Item Sets

Released tests are representative of the content and skills included in the Virginia SOL tests and are provided to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions. Test item sets rather than full released tests are being provided for some SOL courses since the test item bank for those courses cannot support a full release. Raw score to scaled score tables cannot be provided for the test item sets because they do not represent full test forms.  Likewise, a raw score to scaled score table cannot be provided for the MC/TEI component of the End-of-Course Writing test because it does not represent a full test form.

The online version of the tests or test item sets is no longer available since the test delivery software has changed. The PDF version will contain the answer key for all items in the test or test item set.

The PDF documents for tests and test item sets released in spring 2015 and spring 2014 show images of the test items as they appeared in an online test format. Due to variability in computer monitors, color in an item may appear differently on one monitor as compared to another.


Grade 3Released Spring 2015: PDFAnswer Sheet
Grade 4Released Spring 2015: PDF
Grade 5Released Spring 2015: PDF
Grade 6Released Spring 2015: PDF
Grade 7Released Spring 2015: PDF
Grade 8Released Spring 2015: PDF
End-of-Course Released Spring 2015: PDF



Grade 5Released Spring 2015: PDFAnswer Sheet
Grade 8Released Spring 2015: PDF
Earth ScienceReleased Spring 2015 PDF
BiologyReleased Spring 2015: PDF
ChemistryReleased Spring 2015: PDF


Grade 3Released Spring 2014: PDFAnswer Sheet
Grade 4Released Spring 2014: PDF
Grade 5Released Spring 2014: PDF
Grade 6Released Spring 2014: PDF
Grade 7Released Spring 2014: PDF
Grade 8Released Spring 2014: PDF
Algebra IReleased Spring 2015: PDF
Released Spring 2014: PDF
GeometryReleased Spring 2015: PDF
Released Spring 2014: PDF
Algebra IIReleased Spring 2015: PDF
Released Spring 2014: PDF

History & Social Science



  • If you experience difficulty printing or viewing, visit: Adobe's Troubleshoot Printing Problems page.
  • Recent Braille and Large Print versions of the released SOL tests are available in hard copy. Please contact the division director of testing in your local school division for additional information.

©2014 by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Education, P.O. Box 2120, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2120. All rights reserved. Except as permitted by law, this material may not be reproduced or used in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission from the copyright owner. Commonwealth of Virginia public school educators may reproduce any portion of these released tests for non-commercial educational purposes without requesting permission. All others should direct their written requests to the Virginia Department of Education, Division of Student Assessment and School Improvement, at the above address or by email to Student_Assessment@doe.virginia.gov.

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