High School Accommodations

Information on accommodations allowed per high school assessment for students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 Plan.

The accommodations allowed per high school assessment are indicated below. Only those accommodations allowed by the assessment and used by the student during daily classroom instruction may be considered.

  • A student with an identified disability (SWD) or identified as Limited English Proficient (LEP) who has passed an SOL assessment utilizing any accommodation has passed for all purposes.

Abbreviation Codes

Abbreviation Code Code Description
Must be identified as LEP (Limited English Proficient) or LEP/SWD (Student with a Disability)
N Not allowed for this assessment
SP Short paper component of Writing Assessment only
Y Allowed for this assessment
* Accommodations 14, 15 and 16 are only available to students who meet the criteria: visual impairment or documented weakness in decoding that prevents the student from accessing text at any level of difficulty (documented on the Read Aloud or Audio Accommodation Criteria Form (SS/SE-274) ).
** Accommodations 26 and 28 are only available to students who meet the criteria outlined on the Calculator Criteria Form (SS/SE-272) .
# For SOL Accommodation 20, 31, 31A, 31B, and 32, a documented description explaining how these accommodations are implemented to meet this student’s individual needs is recommended.
SOL Accommodation Code B Indicates a Non-Standard Accommodation which is only selected if directed by the Office of Student Testing. A description is recommended.

Classroom Testing Accommodations

SOL Accommodation Code Accommodation Classroom Testing Accommodations
1 Multiple Test Sessions Over Multiple Days Y
2 Dry Erase Board Y
3 Additional Writing Implements Y
4 Visual Aids Y
5 Amplification Equipment Y
5A Noise-Dampening Equipment Y
6 Large Print Test Y
7 Test Directions Delivery Y
8 Enlarged Copy of Answer Document Y
9 Braille Test/Braille Answer Document Y
10 Read-Aloud: Entire Test
(except on the English: Reading test)
Y
10B Read-Aloud: On Demand
(except on the English: Reading test)
Y
11A Audio for paper-formatted tests
(except on the English: Reading test)
Y
11O Online Audio (except on the English: Reading test) Y
12 Interpreting/Transliterating
(except on the English: Reading Test)
Y
13 Communication Board or Choice Cards Y
14* Read-Aloud  on the English: Reading test: Entire Test Y
14B* Read-Aloud on the English: Reading test: On Demand Y
15A* Audio for paper-formatted tests
(on the English: Reading test)
Y
15O* Online Audio on the English: Reading test Y
16* Interpreting/Transliterating
on the English: Reading test
Y
17 Bilingual Dictionary L
18 Examiner Records Responses Y
19  Math Aids (Math Tests Only) Y
20 # Specific Verbal Prompts Y
21 Response Devices: Access to Brailler Y
21A Response Devices:  Access to Word Processor  Y
21B Response Devices:
Access to Word Processor with Speech-to-Text
Y
21C Response Devices: Access to Word
Prediction Software (Short paper only)
Y
22 Augmentative Communication Device Y
23 Spelling Aids Y
24 Dictation to a Recording Device Y
25 Dictation to a Scribe Y
26** Calculators and Arithmetic Tables
(when not allowed by test)
Y
27 VDOE Approved Special Accommodation Request Y
28** Calculator with Additional Functions Y
29 English Dictionary L
30 Read Back Student Response Y
31 # Flexible Schedule: Time of Day Y
31A # Flexible Schedule: Order of the Tests Y
31B # Flexible Schedule: Breaks Y
32 # Setting: Location Y
32A # Setting: Adaptive or Special Furniture Y
32B # Setting: Special Lighting Y
A Plain English Mathematics Tests
(2009 Standards Only)
Y

SOL Grade 8

SOL Accommodation Code Accommodation SOL Grade 8
English:Reading
SOL Grade 8
Math
1 Multiple Test Sessions Over Multiple Days Y Y
2 Dry Erase Board Y Y
3 Additional Writing Implements Y Y
4 Visual Aids Y Y
5 Amplification Equipment Y Y
5A Noise-Dampening Equipment Y Y
6 Large Print Test Y Y
7 Test Directions Delivery Y Y
8 Enlarged Copy of Answer Document Y Y
9 Braille Test/Braille Answer Document Y Y
10 Read-Aloud: Entire Test
(except on the English: Reading test)
N Y
10A Read-Aloud: Word Problems
(math tests only)
N Y
10B Read-Aloud: On Demand
(except on the English: Reading test)
N Y
11A Audio for paper-formatted tests
(except on the English: Reading test)
N Y
11O Online Audio (except on the English: Reading test) N Y
12 Interpreting/Transliterating
(except on the English: Reading Test)
N Y
13 Communication Board or Choice Cards Y Y
14* Read-Aloud  on the English: Reading test: Entire Test Y N
14B* Read-Aloud on the English: Reading test: On Demand Y N
15A* Audio for paper-formatted tests
(on the English: Reading test)
Y N
15O* Online Audio on the English: Reading test Y N
16* Interpreting/Transliterating
on the English: Reading test
Y N
17 Bilingual Dictionary L L
18 Examiner Records Responses Y Y
19  Math Aids (Math Tests Only) N Y
20 # Specific Verbal Prompts Y Y
21 Response Devices:  Brailler Y Y
21A Response Devices:  Word Processor  N N
21B Response Devices:
Word Processor with Speech-to-Text
N N
21C Response Devices: Access to Word
Prediction Software (Short paper only)
N N
22 Augmentative Communication Device Y Y
23 Spelling Aids N N
24 Dictation to a Recording Device N N
25 Dictation to a Scribe Y Y
26** Calculators and Arithmetic Tables
(when not allowed by test)
N N
27 VDOE Approved Special Accommodation Request Y Y
28** Calculator with Additional Functions N Y
29 English Dictionary L L
30 Read Back Student Response N N
31 # Flexible Schedule: Time of Day Y Y
31A # Flexible Schedule: Order of the Tests Y Y
31B # Flexible Schedule: Breaks Y Y
32 # Setting: Location Y Y
32A Setting: Adaptive or Special Furniture Y Y
32B Setting: Special Lighting Y Y
A Plain English Mathematics Tests
(2009 Standards Only)
N Y

SOL Algebra I, SOL Algebra II, & SOL Geometry

SOL Accommodation Code Accommodation SOL Algebra I SOL Algebra II SOL Geometry
1 Multiple Test Sessions Over Multiple Days Y Y Y
2 Dry Erase Board Y Y Y
3 Additional Writing Implements Y Y Y
4 Visual Aids Y Y Y
5 Amplification Equipment Y Y Y
5A Noise-Dampening Equipment Y Y Y
6 Large Print Test Y Y Y
7 Test Directions Delivery Y Y Y
8 Enlarged Copy of Answer Document Y Y Y
9 Braille Test/Braille Answer Document Y Y Y
10 Read-Aloud: Entire Test
(except on the English: Reading test)
Y Y Y
10B Read-Aloud: On Demand
(except on the English: Reading test)
Y Y Y
11A Audio for paper-formatted tests
(except on the English: Reading test)
Y Y Y
11O Online Audio (except on the English: Reading test) Y Y Y
12 Interpreting/Transliterating
(except on the English: Reading Test)
Y Y Y
13 Communication Board or Choice Cards Y Y N
14* Read-Aloud  on the English: Reading test: Entire Test N N Y
14B* Read-Aloud on the English: Reading test: On Demand N N N
15A* Audio for paper-formatted tests
(on the English: Reading test)
N N N
15O* Online Audio on the English: Reading test N N N
16* Interpreting/Transliterating
on the English: Reading test
N N N
17 Bilingual Dictionary L L L
18 Examiner Records Responses Y Y Y
19  Math Aids (Math Tests Only) Y Y Y
20 # Specific Verbal Prompts Y Y Y
21 Response Devices:  Access to Brailler Y Y Y
21A Response Devices:  Access to Word Processor  N N N
21B Response Devices:
Access to Word Processor with Speech-to-Text
N N N
21C Response Devices: Access to Word
Prediction Software (Short paper only)
N N N
22 Augmentative Communication Device Y Y Y
23 Spelling Aids N N N
24 Dictation to a Recording Device N N N
25 Dictation to a Scribe Y Y Y
26** Calculators and Arithmetic Tables
(when not allowed by test)
N N N
27 VDOE Approved Special Accommodation Request Y Y Y
28** Calculator with Additional Functions Y Y Y
29 English Dictionary L L L
30 Read Back Student Response N N N
31 # Flexible Schedule: Time of Day Y Y Y
31A # Flexible Schedule: Order of the Tests Y Y Y
31B # Flexible Schedule: Breaks Y Y Y
32 # Setting: Location Y Y Y
32A # Setting: Adaptive or Special Furniture Y Y Y
32B # Setting: Special Lighting Y Y Y
A Plain English Mathematics Tests 
(2009 Standards Only)
Y N N

SOL Biology, SOL Chemistry, & SOL Earth Science

SOL Accommodation Code Accommodation SOL Biology SOL Chemistry SOL Earth Science
1 Multiple Test Sessions Over Multiple Days Y Y Y
2 Dry Erase Board Y Y Y
3 Additional Writing Implements Y Y Y
4 Visual Aids Y Y Y
5 Amplification Equipment Y Y Y
5A Noise-Dampening Equipment Y Y Y
6 Large Print Test Y Y Y
7 Test Directions Delivery Y Y Y
8 Enlarged Copy of Answer Document Y Y Y
9 Braille Test/Braille Answer Document Y Y Y
10 Read-Aloud: Entire Test
(except on the English: Reading test)
Y Y Y
10B Read-Aloud: On Demand
(except on the English: Reading test)
Y Y Y
11A Audio for paper-formatted tests
(except on the English: Reading test)
Y Y Y
11O Online Audio (except on the English: Reading test) Y Y Y
12 Interpreting/Transliterating
(except on the English: Reading Test)
Y Y Y
13 Communication Board or Choice Cards Y Y N
14* Read-Aloud  on the English: Reading test: Entire Test N N Y
14B* Read-Aloud on the English: Reading test: On Demand N N N
15A* Audio for paper-formatted tests
(on the English: Reading test)
N N N
15O* Online Audio on the English: Reading test N N N
16* Interpreting/Transliterating
on the English: Reading test
N N N
17 Bilingual Dictionary L L L
18 Examiner Records Responses Y Y Y
19  Math Aids (Math Tests Only) N N N
20 # Specific Verbal Prompts Y Y Y
21 Response Devices:  Access to Brailler Y Y Y
21A Response Devices:  Access to Word Processor  N N N
21B Response Devices:
Access to Word Processor with Speech-to-Text
N N N
21C Response Devices: Access to Word
Prediction Software (Short paper only)
N N N
22 Augmentative Communication Device Y Y Y
23 Spelling Aids N N N
24 Dictation to a Recording Device N N N
25 Dictation to a Scribe Y Y Y
26** Calculators and Arithmetic Tables
(when not allowed by test)
N N N
27 VDOE Approved Special Accommodation Request Y Y Y
28** Calculator with Additional Functions Y Y Y
29 English Dictionary L L L
30 Read Back Student Response N N N
31 # Flexible Schedule: Time of Day Y Y Y
31A # Flexible Schedule: Order of the Tests Y Y Y
31B # Flexible Schedule: Breaks Y Y Y
32 # Setting: Location Y Y Y
32A # Setting: Adaptive or Special Furniture Y Y Y
32B # Setting: Special Lighting Y Y Y
A Plain English Mathematics Tests
(2009 Standards Only)
N N N

SOL World History I, SOL World History II, & VA/US History

SOL Accommodation Code Accommodation SOL World History I SOL World History II SOL VA/US History
1 Multiple Test Sessions Over Multiple Days Y Y Y
2 Dry Erase Board Y Y Y
3 Additional Writing Implements Y Y Y
4 Visual Aids Y Y Y
5 Amplification Equipment Y Y Y
5A Noise-Dampening Equipment Y Y Y
6 Large Print Test Y Y Y
7 Test Directions Delivery Y Y Y
8 Enlarged Copy of Answer Document Y Y Y
9 Braille Test/Braille Answer Document Y Y Y
10 Read-Aloud: Entire Test
(except on the English: Reading test)
Y Y Y
10B Read-Aloud: On Demand
(except on the English: Reading test)
Y Y Y
11A Audio for paper-formatted tests
(except on the English: Reading test)
Y Y Y
11O Online Audio (except on the English: Reading test) Y Y Y
12 Interpreting/Transliterating
(except on the English: Reading Test)
Y Y Y
13 Communication Board or Choice Cards Y Y Y
14* Read-Aloud  on the English: Reading test: Entire Test N N N
14B* Read-Aloud on the English: Reading test: On Demand N N N
15A* Audio for paper-formatted tests
(on the English: Reading test)
N N N
15O* Online Audio on the English: Reading test N N N
16* Interpreting/Transliterating
on the English: Reading test
N N N
17 Bilingual Dictionary L L L
18 Examiner Records Responses Y Y Y
19  Math Aids (Math Tests Only) N N N
20 # Specific Verbal Prompts Y Y Y
21 Response Devices:  Access to Brailler Y Y Y
21A Response Devices:  Access to Word Processor  N N N
21B Response Devices:
Access to Word Processor with Speech-to-Text
N N N
21C Response Devices: Access to Word
Prediction Software (Short paper only)
N N N
22 Augmentative Communication Device Y Y Y
23 Spelling Aids N N N
24 Dictation to a Recording Device N N N
25 Dictation to a Scribe Y Y Y
26** Calculators and Arithmetic Tables
(when not allowed by test)
N N N
27 VDOE Approved Special Accommodation Request Y Y Y
28** Calculator with Additional Functions N N N
29 English Dictionary L L L
30 Read Back Student Response N N N
31 # Flexible Schedule: Time of Day Y Y Y
31A # Flexible Schedule: Order of the Tests Y Y Y
31B # Flexible Schedule: Breaks Y Y Y
32 # Setting: Location Y Y Y
32A # Setting: Adaptive or Special Furniture Y Y Y
32B # Setting: Special Lighting Y Y Y
A Plain English Mathematics Tests
(2009 Standards Only)
N N N

SOL English: Reading & SOL English:Writing

SOL Accommodation Code Accommodation SOL
English:Reading
SOL
English:Writing
1 Multiple Test Sessions Over Multiple Days Y Y
2 Dry Erase Board Y Y
3 Additional Writing Implements Y Y
4 Visual Aids Y Y
5 Amplification Equipment Y Y
5A Noise-Dampening Equipment Y Y
6 Large Print Test Y Y
7 Test Directions Delivery Y Y
8 Enlarged Copy of Answer Document Y Y
9 Braille Test/Braille Answer Document Y Y
10 Read-Aloud: Entire Test
(except on the English: Reading test)
N Y
10B Read-Aloud: On Demand
(except on the English: Reading test)
N Y
11A Audio for paper-formatted tests
(except on the English: Reading test)
N Y
11O Online Audio (except on the English: Reading test) N Y
12 Interpreting/Transliterating
(except on the English: Reading Test)
N Y
13 Communication Board or Choice Cards Y Y
14* Read-Aloud  on the English: Reading test: Entire Test Y N
14B* Read-Aloud on the English: Reading test: On Demand Y N
15A* Audio for paper-formatted tests
(on the English: Reading test)
Y N
15O* Online Audio on the English: Reading test Y N
16* Interpreting/Transliterating
on the English: Reading test
Y N
17 Bilingual Dictionary L L
18 Examiner Records Responses Y Y
19  Math Aids (Math Tests Only) N N
20 # Specific Verbal Prompts Y Y
21 Response Devices:  Access to Brailler Y Y
21A Response Devices:  Access to Word Processor  N SP
21B Response Devices:
Access to Word Processor with Speech-to-Text
N SP
21C Response Devices: Access to Word
Prediction Software (Short paper only)
N SP
22 Augmentative Communication Device Y Y
23 Spelling Aids N SP
24 Dictation to a Recording Device N SP
25 Dictation to a Scribe Y Y
26** Calculators and Arithmetic Tables
(when not allowed by test)
N N
27 VDOE Approved Special Accommodation Request Y Y
28** Calculator with Additional Functions N N
29 English Dictionary L L
30 Read Back Student Response N SP
31 # Flexible Schedule: Time of Day Y Y
31A # Flexible Schedule: Order of the Tests Y Y
31B # Flexible Schedule: Breaks Y Y
32 # Setting: Location Y Y
32A # Setting: Adaptive or Special Furniture Y Y
32B # Setting: Special Lighting Y Y
A Plain English Mathematics Tests
(2009 Standards Only)
N N

Information on the test accommodations for elementary, middle, and high school classroom testing and Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments for students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 Plan.

504 Plan - Test Accommodations (High School)