SOL Tests

The state of Virginia has established achievement tests that are administered at the end of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades to measure the mastery of curriculum. The Standards of Learning Tests (SOLs) test students in the areas of reading, writing, math, history and science. Please plan around the dates that will be scheduled so that your child is available during the testing timeframe.

Grade 3 – Math and Reading

Grade 4 – Reading, VA History, and Math,

Grade 5 – Science, Math, and Reading,

Grade 6 – Reading and Math

Responsive Classroom

At Stratford Landing, we are working on establishing a school climate where appropriate student behavior is the norm. We believe that teaching behavioral expectations is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding.

To establish such a climate, we have adopted a Responsive Classroom system. Responsive Classroom is a research- and evidence-based approach to elementary education that leads to greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and improved school climate. Teachers become more effective in three domains: Engaging Academics, Building a Positive Community, and Effective Student Management. These three domains encourage a calm orderly environment that promotes student autonomy and sense of belonging. In addition, it encourages students to focus on learning.

Level 4 – Full Time Advanced Academic Center

Stratford Landing is home to the West Potomac pyramid’s full-time Advanced Academics Center. Students are tested in the fall of second grade for possible placement in the AA Center for grades 3-6. For more information about AA, please see the Fairfax County Public Schools website, http://www.fcps.edu/is/aap/index.shtml.