Testing

SOL, AP & Final Exams

Page last updated September 2022

SOL Testing

Absent Students

Students who are absent from their SOL due to illness or family emergency will be rescheduled to test as soon as time and space permits. Students should return to Herndon prepared to take their missed SOL tests.

Expedited Retake Eligibility

Senior (Term Graduates) – Seniors are automatically eligible for an expedited retake regardless of non-passing score and may have a 3rd attempt if passing the test is necessary for graduation or for a particular diploma. Students must attend remediation sessions with their teacher before completing a third attempt. Third attempts must be approved by the Office of Assessment and Reporting.

Underclass Students – Underclass students may be eligible for an expedited retake with a score of 350 and above. Students must attend remediation sessions with their teacher before completing an expedited retake.

Test Completion

Students may have as much time as they need to complete a SOL test as long as they are actively working on the test. All tests must be completed within the school day.

Cell Phone & Electronic Device Policy

Students are not permitted to have cell phones or electronic devices in their possession during testing and should make arrangements to secure them appropriately before testing. Students who are found with an electronic device, even if turned off, during testing or whose device makes noise during testing will not be permitted to finish testing and will not receive a score.

SOL Reminders for Students

  • Students should get a good night's sleep and eat breakfast/lunch before the test.
  • Students should not bring backpacks or electronic devices (including cell phones) into the testing room.
  • Students should bring pencils and a picture ID to the test. Calculators will be provided.

PSAT

PSAT Date

Tenth and eleventh graders will be completing the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Herndon High School. They will receive additional information through their school email (@fcpsschools.net) in early October. An online student guide is available to review before the exam date. Test scores will be available in early December 2022.

SAT School Day

The SAT School Day will be held at Herndon High School on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 for 12th graders. Students were required to register for the exam by September 7, 2022. Registered students will receive additional information through their school email (@fcpsschools.net) in early October. An online student guide is available to review before the exam date. Test scores will be available in early November 2022.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

AP Exam Questions

Shannon Kamenick Counselor/AP Testing Coordinator 703-810-2424