Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Testing This School Year

Due to the recent closure of schools, Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests will not be administered this school year. For now, PWCS continues to focus on the health and well-being of our students and families. If you have questions about testing or assessment, please email us at one the addresses listed under Contact Information.



Mission

The mission of the PWCS Testing Office is to facilitate a reliable state and local assessment program using exceptional customer service that supports valid decision making by all members of our stakeholder population.

The Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) Testing Office is responsible for managing all aspects of a comprehensive assessment system, which includes the Virginia Assessment Program and a variety of other national and local assessments designed to measure achievement in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Among the various assessments managed by the Testing Office are the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests, the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP), and the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs) tests.


SPECIAL NOTE: High school students only participate in an SOL test if they need to meet a federal participation requirement or need a qualifying score to satisfy a verified credit requirement for graduation.



 

Contact Information

Supervisor:
Dr. Paul Parker
parkerpf@pwcs.edu


Test Coordinator:
Debra Powers
powersda@pwcs.edu

Testing Specialist:
Diana Sporleder
sporledm@pwcs.edu

Assessment Support Specialist:
Betty Moran
moranbj@pwcs.edu

Secretaries:
Lynette Johnson
johnsolx@pwcs.edu

Brenda Van Gorder
vangorbt@pwcs.edu


Contact Us:

Phone: 703.791.8308
Fax: 703.791.7366

Mailing Address: 
Prince William County Schools
Office of Accountability
P.O. Box 389
Manassas, VA 20108

Physical Address: 
14715 Bristow Road
Manassas, VA 20112

Test Distribution Center:
14800 Joplin Road
Building 21
Manassas, VA 20112

Phone: 703.791.7383
Fax: 703.791.7355