Released SOL Test Items

The hard copies of the 2007 released items have been re-released.  The 2007 items were available awhile back on the DOE Website, disappeared, and are now back!

All released items

2007 Released Items

I have also downloaded the 2007 items to the G drive for your convenience (and in case they disappear again).  Just go to G drive > Common > Released SOL Tests 2007.

The 2007 Items are the same ones that are in the EPATs practice tests.

Do ITRTs Make a Difference?

A recent report from SETDA (State Educational Technology Directors Association) found that we do!

“In 2006, the Virginia Department of Education commissioned a study that examined the relationship between the instructional technology resource teacher program and levels of technology practiced in schools, impact of the instructional technology resource teacher program on classrooms and teachers, and impact of the instructional technology resource teacher program on students. The results indicate major improvements occurred in 32 % of the subject areas tested by the Standards of Learning tests, most dramatically in English reading. “

If you’d like to see a summary of the report for yourself (which also shows programs other states are implementing), click here.

A big, “Thanks!” to Brian McKee in Portsmouth for sharing the info on his blog.