Social Studies

The Virginia History and Social Science Standards of Learning are assessed at grades 3 – 11. These assessments cover the following areas.

Elementary school curriculum:
Grade 3 – Locally developed assessment
Standards for Kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3

Grade 5 – State Standards Of Learning Assessment
Virginia Studies Standards Grades 4 & 5

Middle school curriculum:
Grade 6 – State Standards Of Learning Assessment
Civics and Economics

Grade 7 – Locally developed assessment
U.S. History to 1865

Grade 8 – Locally developed assessment
U.S. History 1865 to Present

High school curriculum:
Grade 9 – State Standards Of Learning Assessment
World History and Geography to 1500

Grade 10 – State Standards Of Learning Assessment
World History and Geography 1500 to Present

Grade 11 – State Standards Of Learning Assessment
Virginia and U. S. History

Localities may configure their scope and sequence by local decision in the division. Chesapeake has chosen to configure the history and social science instruction to the timing of the test.
Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning Documents for History & Social Science – Adopted 2008, fully implemented in 2010-2011.