SOL Objective 
Essential Knowledge and Skills 
Item Descriptions 
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A.1(1) Write and
solve multistep
linear equations in
one variable. 
Translate verbal sentences to
algebraic
equations in one variable. 
Solve multistep equation with
negative coefficient 
3 
Solve multistep linear equations in
one
variable with the variable on both sides
of the equation. 
Solve multistep equation in one
variable with rational coefficient 
2 
Solve multistep linear equations in
one
variable with grouping symbols on one
or both sides of the equation. 
Solve multistep equation in one
variable with variable on both sides
of equation 
4 
Solve multistep equations in one
variable with rational coefficients and
constants. 
Solve multistep equation with
grouping symbols on one side of
equation 
6 
Confirm algebraic solutions to
linear
equations using a graphing calculator. 
Solve multistep equation in one
variable with variable on both sides
of equation 
1 

Solve equation with distribution of
negative number over contents of
parenthesis 
5 
A.1(3) Use literal
equations and
formulas to solve
practical problems.
Graphing
calculators will be
used to confirm
algebraic solutions. 
Solve a literal equation (formula)
for a
specified variable. 
Solve literal equation for a
specified
variable 
7 
Apply skills for solving linear
equations
to practical situations. 
Solve literal equation for a
specified
variable 
8 

Solve literal equation for a
specified
variable 
9 
A.2(1) Write
algebraic
expressions to
characterize verbal
quantitative
situations. 
Translate verbal expressions into
algebraic expressions with three or
fewer terms. 
Given an area model, identify the
appropriate algebraic expression 
10 
Relate a polynomial expression with
three or fewer terms to a verbal
expression. 
Translate verbal expression into
algebraic expression 
11 

Translate verbal expression into
algebraic expression 
12 
A.2(2) Evaluate
expressions for
given replacement
values of the
variables 
Evaluate algebraic
expressions for a
given replacement set to include
integers and rational numbers.
Apply appropriate computational
techniques to evaluate an algebraic
expression. 
Evaluate algebraic expression with
integral replacement set 
13 
Evaluate algebraic expression with
rational replacement set 
14 
Evaluate algebraic expression with
integral replacement set 
15 
A.3(1) Justify
steps in simplifying
expressions and
solving equations
in one variable.
Justifications will
include the use of
concrete objects,
pictorial
representations, the
properties of real
numbers, for
equalities. 
Simplify expressions and solve
equations using the commutative,
associative and distributive properties. 
Identify example of multiplicative
inverse property 
16 
Simplify expressions and solve
equations using the order of operations. 
Identify use of distributive
property 
17 
Use the addition, multiplication,
closure, identity, and inverse properties
to solve equations. 
Identify use of the substitution
property 
20 
Use the reflexive, symmetric,
transitive
and substitution properties of equality
to solve equations. 
Identify example of associative
property 
18 
Create and interpret
pictorial
representations for simplifying
expressions and solving equations. 
Identify example of
commutative
property 
19 
Justify each step in simplifying
expressions and solving equations. 

