Student Testing

Students at Island Creek are assessed in many areas throughout the year. 

Some of the Virginia and Fairfax County  assessments that our students take are:

  • iReady Universal Screener for math and reading for K-6 students
  • Grades 3-6 Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and eCART tests 
  • Kindergarten Math Reasoning Assessments
  • Grades 1-2 Math Reasoning Assessments
  • Grades K-6 Developmental Reading Assessment, 2nd Edition
  • WIDA for ESOL students
  • Naglieri for grade 1 students 
  • CogAT for grade 2 students

Our school testing coordinator is Karen Baxter. You may contact her via email at kpbaxter@fcps.edu or at 571-642-6300 with questions about your child's testing program or test results. 

2017 - 2018 SOL Testing Schedule

It is helpful if you can avoid appointments which may take your child out of school during testing.  Also, it will help your child perform his or her best if he or she has had a good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast, and comes to school with a positive attitude.

Third Grade SOL Testing        Fifth Grade SOL Testing     
  • May 10 Reading
  • May 16 Math
  • May 7 Reading
  • May 11 Math
  • May 17 Science
Fourth Grade SOL Testing Sixth Grade SOL Testing
  • May 8 Reading
  • May 14 Math
  • May 18 VA Studies
  • May 9 Reading
  • May 15 Math

    The following are a few testing tips you may find helpful:

    • Students always want to do their best. Reassure your child that testing time is their opportunity to shine and to show how much they have learned throughout this year and previous years.
    • Talk to your child about the test and why they are taking it. Let your child know the test is important, but don’t be overly anxious about their performance on it.
    • Children have been taught test taking strategies; ask them what strategies they use for their tests.
    • Encourage your child to relax.
    • Remind your child to listen up. To pay close attention to the teacher's instructions and carefully read the test instructions to make sure they understand exactly what they are supposed to do.
    • If you are having a hard time with one question, remind the student to think about their test taking strategies.
    • Never underestimate the importance of home support: a good night sleep, a good breakfast, and positive send off from home, you provide the launching pad!

    If you have any questions, please call the school office at 571-642-6300.