Technology Enhanced Items

As students take their online Math and Science tests, they will be taking their test in a new version of TestNav and will see a few new test items types.  These new items are called Technology Enhanced Items (TEI).  These items will be field tested in math and science during the spring 2012 testing window.  Field test items are not counted toward the students’ SOL score.  These items are designed to increase rigor of the SOL test.  Students may see one to three field test items on their SOL tests this testing year.

TEI items will include:

  • Drag and Drop items
  • Hot Spots
  • Graphs
  • Fill in the Blank

In an effort to provide your students with practice of the new TestNav delivery system as well as TEIs, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has released several practice tests. The VDOE has also provided teachers with a Guide.  You will find answers to the questions at the end of the guide.

Next school year (Spring 2013), these items will go “live” and will be a part of your students’ SOL score.  Approximately 15% of the questions on the 3rd and 5th grade Science SOL test and the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Math SOL test will contain TEIs.

These items will ONLY launch in the web browser Safari

3rd Grade Science Technology Enhanced Items          3rd Grade Teacher’s Guide

5th Grade Science Technology Enhanced Items          5th Grade Teacher’s Guide

To access:                       1. Click on the HCPS Apps Folder                                          2. Click on the Java Cache Cleaner

                                         3.  Click on the SOL Practice Test Link