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Essex County Public Schools

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Division: Essex County Public Schools
Address: 109 N Cross St Tappahannock, VA 22560
Superintendent: Dr. Scott A. Burckbuchler
Region: 3
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ESSA

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Assessments

Student Achievement by Proficiency Level

Reading

Reading Performance: All Students

Note: Calculations for 2017-2018 annual pass rates on Standards of Learning tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history were modified to reflect new federal reporting requirements.

Virginia students are assessed annually in reading in grades 3-8 and once in high school with an end-of-course reading test. Use the drop down menu above the chart to view the results for a specific reading test. Use the menu below the chart to select assessment results for a specific group of students.

Virginia’s English Standards of Learning prepare students to participate in society as literate citizens, equipped with the ability to communicate effectively in their communities, in the workplace, and in postsecondary education. As students progress, they become active and involved listeners and develop a full command of the English language, evidenced by their use of standard English and their growing spoken and written vocabularies.

Recently retired SOL tests representative of the content and skills included in current SOL tests are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

Overall Student Performance: Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 10 72 62 28 10 71 61 29 9 68 59 32
Female 13 74 61 26 12 74 62 26 9 72 63 28
Male 8 71 64 29 8 69 60 31 9 65 56 35
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian < < < < < < < < < < < <
Black 6 67 62 33 8 65 58 35 7 64 57 36
Hispanic 14 64 50 36 4 75 71 25 7 79 72 21
White 17 82 65 18 16 80 64 20 13 74 61 26
Two or more races 7 65 58 35 7 75 68 25 9 72 63 28
Students with Disabilities 11 28 17 72 8 33 25 67 10 34 25 66
Economically Disadvantaged 7 67 59 33 7 66 59 34 9 65 56 35
English Learners 13 56 44 44 - 55 55 45 14 59 45 41
Grade 3 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 11 69 57 31 12 78 65 22 21 78 57 22
Female 15 73 58 27 9 74 65 26 20 82 63 18
Male 8 65 56 35 15 81 66 19 23 73 50 27
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Black 7 61 54 39 15 75 60 25 21 79 58 21
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 19 70 52 30 12 76 64 24 21 79 58 21
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 8 23 15 77 25 50 25 50 21 71 50 29
Economically Disadvantaged 7 64 57 36 12 70 58 30 22 73 51 27
English Learners < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Grade 4 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 8 61 52 39 8 66 58 34 7 57 50 43
Female 10 60 50 40 13 73 60 27 4 49 45 51
Male 6 62 55 38 2 58 56 42 9 64 55 36
Asian < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black 8 56 48 44 3 59 56 41 9 53 44 47
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
White 10 76 66 24 15 67 52 33 6 61 55 39
Two or more races - 40 40 60 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 10 24 14 76 - 27 27 73 20 33 13 67
Economically Disadvantaged 8 58 51 42 7 62 55 38 9 51 43 49
English Learners < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Grade 5 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 12 68 57 32 12 60 48 40 7 67 60 33
Female 15 78 64 22 16 59 43 41 11 72 62 28
Male 9 59 50 41 7 61 55 39 2 61 59 39
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Black 4 64 60 36 11 52 41 48 2 62 60 38
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 26 79 52 21 19 81 62 19 12 65 54 35
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 14 24 10 76 6 13 6 88 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 8 66 58 34 10 57 47 43 6 63 57 37
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Grade 6 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 14 74 60 26 13 69 56 31 11 71 60 29
Female 18 73 55 27 21 75 55 25 14 77 63 23
Male 11 76 65 24 6 62 57 38 7 63 56 37
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 10 75 65 25 8 62 54 38 5 66 61 34
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 20 73 52 27 23 80 58 20 28 88 60 12
Two or more races 10 80 70 20 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 11 26 16 74 10 25 15 75 5 42 37 58
Economically Disadvantaged 7 66 59 34 9 69 60 31 11 68 57 32
Grade 7 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 10 74 64 26 12 73 61 27 9 74 65 26
Female 14 74 60 26 12 74 62 26 11 85 74 15
Male 7 75 68 25 12 73 61 27 7 63 56 37
Black 4 71 68 29 9 77 68 23 2 68 66 32
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 20 83 63 17 16 71 56 29 14 83 69 17
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 7 27 20 73 6 38 31 63 6 19 13 81
Economically Disadvantaged 8 62 54 38 6 69 63 31 8 71 63 29
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
Grade 8 English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 11 68 57 32 9 70 61 30 4 60 56 40
Female 13 69 56 31 10 75 65 25 2 64 62 36
Male 9 67 58 33 8 66 58 34 6 56 50 44
Asian < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black 4 54 50 46 3 59 55 41 2 59 57 41
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
White 15 90 75 10 19 89 69 11 6 60 53 40
Two or more races 17 50 33 50 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 10 35 25 65 7 27 20 73 - 11 11 89
Economically Disadvantaged 11 58 47 42 4 54 51 46 - 52 52 48
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
EOC English Reading Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 4 95 91 5 5 82 77 18 4 73 69 27
Female 7 95 88 5 3 87 84 13 2 72 70 28
Male 2 94 93 6 7 77 70 23 8 74 67 26
Asian < < < < < < < <
Black 2 96 93 4 5 77 73 23 6 64 58 36
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 7 96 89 4 8 93 85 8 4 84 80 16
Two or more races < 100 < 0 - 73 73 27 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < 100 < 0 6 56 50 44 15 46 31 54
Economically Disadvantaged 2 96 94 4 1 79 77 21 3 72 69 28
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Writing

Writing Performance: All Students

Note: Calculations for 2017-2018 annual pass rates on Standards of Learning tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history were modified to reflect new federal reporting requirements.

Virginia public school students assessed in writing in grade 8 and once in high school with an end-of-course writing test. Prior to 2014, students also took a writing test in grade 5. Use the drop down menu above the chart to select a specific writing test. Use the menu below the chart to select assessment results for a specific group of students.

Virginia’s English Standards of Learning prepare students to participate in society as literate citizens, equipped with the ability to communicate effectively in their communities, in the workplace, and in postsecondary education. As students progress, they become active and involved listeners and develop a full command of the English language, evidenced by their use of standard English and their growing spoken and written vocabularies.

Recently retired SOL tests representative of the content and skills included in current SOL tests are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

Overall Student Performance: Writing Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 10 71 61 29 11 65 54 35 7 58 51 42
Female 11 75 63 25 11 73 62 27 7 65 58 35
Male 9 69 60 31 11 57 45 43 6 51 45 49
Asian < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black 4 59 55 41 5 55 50 45 3 49 46 51
Hispanic < < < < 8 77 69 23 7 71 64 29
White 18 83 65 17 23 83 60 17 13 68 55 32
Two or more races - 80 80 20 - 37 37 63 - 73 73 27
Students with Disabilities 5 29 24 71 9 26 18 74 6 22 16 78
Economically Disadvantaged 7 66 59 34 2 54 52 46 4 51 46 49
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
Grade 8 Writing Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 7 57 50 43 13 59 47 41 4 45 41 55
Female 9 64 55 36 19 67 48 33 6 55 49 45
Male 6 52 46 48 7 53 46 47 2 35 33 65
Asian < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black - 34 34 66 5 49 44 51 2 41 39 59
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 16 82 66 18 26 82 55 18 6 49 43 51
Two or more races - 73 73 27 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 17 17 83 6 19 13 81 - 16 16 84
Economically Disadvantaged 4 48 44 52 5 45 40 55 - 32 32 68
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
EOC Writing Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 13 87 74 13 9 69 60 31 8 65 57 35
Female 15 88 73 13 3 77 74 23 8 71 63 29
Male 12 86 75 14 16 61 45 39 8 59 51 41
Asian < < < < < < < <
Black 8 89 82 11 5 60 55 40 4 52 49 48
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < 8 75 67 25
White 20 85 65 15 20 85 65 15 17 83 65 17
Two or more races < 100 < 0 - 55 55 45 - 83 83 17
Students with Disabilities < 100 < 0 11 33 22 67 9 25 16 75
Economically Disadvantaged 10 86 76 14 - 61 61 39 6 60 53 40
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Math

Math Performance: All Students

Note: Calculations for 2017-2018 annual pass rates on Standards of Learning tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history were modified to reflect new federal reporting requirements.

Virginia public school students assessed in mathematics in grades 3-8 and at the end of the following secondary mathematics courses: Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Use the drop down menu above the chart to select a specific mathematics test. Use the menu below the chart to select assessment results for a specific group of students.

The content of the Standards of Learning for mathematics supports the following five goals for students: becoming mathematical problem solvers, communicating mathematically, reasoning mathematically, making mathematical connections, and using mathematical representations to model and interpret practical situations.

Throughout a student’s mathematics schooling from kindergarten through grade eight, specific content strands or topics are included. These content strands are Number and Number Sense; Computation and Estimation; Measurement; Geometry; Probability and Statistics; and Patterns, Functions, and Algebra. The Standards of Learning for each strand progress in complexity at each grade level and throughout the high school courses.

Recently retired SOL tests representative of the content and skills included in current SOL tests are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

Overall Student Performance: Math Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 7 65 58 35 4 68 64 32 4 58 54 42
Female 6 66 60 34 4 72 67 28 3 63 60 37
Male 8 64 56 36 4 65 62 35 5 53 48 47
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Asian 45 100 55 0 - 77 77 23 8 50 42 50
Black 4 61 57 39 2 61 59 39 2 52 49 48
Hispanic 10 55 45 45 - 80 80 20 8 66 58 34
White 8 71 63 29 7 77 69 23 6 67 61 33
Two or more races 9 58 48 42 5 74 70 26 5 61 56 39
Students with Disabilities 9 29 20 71 6 27 21 73 10 29 19 71
Economically Disadvantaged 6 59 53 41 2 63 61 37 4 52 48 48
English Learners 9 68 59 32 - 68 68 32 3 59 55 41
Grade 3 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 11 80 69 20 4 70 66 30 13 72 59 28
Female 10 79 69 21 2 68 66 32 9 67 58 33
Male 11 81 70 19 6 72 66 28 17 77 60 23
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black 5 75 70 25 - 66 66 34 8 71 63 29
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 7 81 74 19 12 76 64 24 14 73 59 27
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 42 42 58 8 50 42 50 14 71 57 29
Economically Disadvantaged 9 74 65 26 - 67 67 33 10 67 57 33
English Learners < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Grade 4 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 14 68 54 32 4 70 66 30 6 49 43 51
Female 15 72 57 28 8 70 62 30 - 40 40 60
Male 13 62 49 38 - 70 70 30 11 57 45 43
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black 13 69 56 31 2 64 62 36 4 47 44 53
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 14 66 52 34 11 71 61 29 9 47 38 53
Two or more races - 50 50 50 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 9 36 27 64 - 9 9 91 20 40 20 60
Economically Disadvantaged 13 69 56 31 4 62 58 38 6 42 37 58
English Learners < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Grade 5 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 3 60 57 40 5 63 58 37 - 39 39 61
Female 4 65 61 35 4 72 67 28 - 49 49 51
Male 2 55 53 45 5 53 47 47 - 29 29 71
Black - 60 60 40 6 57 52 43 - 29 29 71
Hispanic < < < < < < < <
White 5 62 57 38 5 70 65 30 - 52 52 48
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 5 19 14 81 6 25 19 75 - - - 100
Economically Disadvantaged 2 59 57 41 3 64 61 36 - 33 33 67
English Learners < < < < < 100 < 0
Grade 6 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 10 75 65 25 7 77 70 23 2 57 55 43
Female 3 80 78 20 9 88 79 12 4 65 62 35
Male 17 71 54 29 5 65 60 35 - 48 48 52
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black 7 81 74 19 7 74 67 26 4 44 40 56
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
White 15 67 52 33 8 84 76 16 - 83 83 17
Two or more races < < < < < < < < - 64 64 36
Students with Disabilities 16 32 16 68 10 25 15 75 10 25 15 75
Economically Disadvantaged 6 67 62 33 5 76 71 24 3 51 48 49
Grade 7 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 1 66 64 34 1 60 59 40 1 60 59 40
Female - 77 77 23 - 63 63 37 2 76 74 24
Male 2 55 52 45 3 58 55 43 - 46 46 54
Black 2 59 57 41 3 68 66 32 - 53 53 47
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White - 77 77 23 - 50 50 50 3 74 71 26
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 6 25 19 75 6 31 25 69 7 20 13 80
Economically Disadvantaged 2 58 56 42 - 56 56 44 1 55 54 45
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
Grade 8 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 4 60 56 40 2 65 63 35 2 52 49 48
Female - 62 62 38 - 69 69 31 - 55 55 45
Male 7 59 52 41 4 60 56 40 4 48 43 52
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black 2 58 56 42 2 44 43 56 2 54 52 46
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 8 68 60 32 3 90 87 10 3 47 45 53
Two or more races < < < < - 80 80 20 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 11 21 11 79 7 21 14 79 5 26 21 74
Economically Disadvantaged 2 57 56 43 - 47 47 53 3 44 41 56
English Learners < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Algebra I Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 4 64 61 36 4 63 59 37 1 63 62 37
Female 4 55 52 45 4 70 65 30 1 66 65 34
Male 4 74 70 26 4 58 54 42 1 60 58 40
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Black - 53 53 47 1 57 56 43 - 57 57 43
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 5 74 70 26 12 71 60 29 4 70 66 30
Two or more races < < < < < < < < - 71 71 29
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 19 19 81 - 11 11 89
Economically Disadvantaged 3 48 45 52 - 57 57 43 - 58 58 42
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
Geometry Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 7 47 40 53 2 66 64 34 4 43 40 57
Female 8 44 36 56 4 62 57 38 3 55 53 45
Male 6 49 43 51 - 70 70 30 4 33 29 67
Black - 26 26 74 - 51 51 49 2 33 31 67
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 11 70 59 30 6 80 74 20 7 63 56 37
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 6 37 31 63 - 65 65 35 - 33 33 67
English Learners < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Algebra II Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 4 61 58 39 5 88 82 12 6 87 81 13
Female - 56 56 44 7 87 80 13 10 90 81 10
Male 10 71 62 29 4 89 85 11 - 82 82 18
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black - 58 58 42 - 84 84 16 - 82 82 18
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 8 75 67 25 4 92 88 8 10 94 84 6
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Economically Disadvantaged 3 48 45 52 3 81 77 19 8 82 74 18
English Learners < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Science

Science Performance: All Students

Note: Calculations for 2017-2018 annual pass rates on Standards of Learning tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history were modified to reflect new federal reporting requirements.

Virginia public school students are assessed in science in grades 5 and 8 and at the end of the following secondary courses: Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry. Before 2014, students also were assessed in science in grade 4. Use the drop down menu above the chart to select results for a specific science test. Use the menu below the chart to select assessment results for a specific group of students.

Virginia’s Science Standards of Learning identify academic content for essential components of the science curriculum at different grade levels. Standards are identified for kindergarten through grade five, for middle school, and for a core set of high school courses — Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Throughout a student’s science schooling from kindergarten through grade six, content strands, or topics are included. The Standards of Learning in each strand progress in complexity as they are studied at various grade levels in grades K-6, and are represented indirectly throughout the high school courses.

Recently retired SOL tests representative of the content and skills included in current SOL tests are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

Overall Student Performance: Science Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 7 67 61 33 6 66 61 34 5 59 54 41
Female 5 67 62 33 5 65 60 35 4 58 54 42
Male 8 68 60 32 7 68 61 32 6 60 54 40
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Asian < < < < < < < < < < < <
Black 2 60 59 40 1 57 56 43 3 47 44 53
Hispanic 10 55 45 45 4 61 57 39 - 58 58 42
White 12 80 68 20 14 86 71 14 8 78 70 22
Two or more races 5 58 53 43 5 65 60 35 10 62 51 38
Students with Disabilities 4 35 31 65 3 28 25 72 5 22 17 78
Economically Disadvantaged 4 62 57 38 3 57 54 43 3 50 46 50
English Learners 7 50 43 50 - 33 33 67 8 23 15 77
Grade 5 Science Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 15 74 60 26 9 66 57 34 9 66 57 34
Female 15 80 65 20 7 67 60 33 9 70 62 30
Male 15 69 55 31 12 65 53 35 9 61 52 39
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Black 2 74 72 26 3 56 53 44 6 50 44 50
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 31 81 50 19 26 89 63 11 7 86 79 14
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 5 29 24 71 - 13 13 88 - 20 20 80
Economically Disadvantaged 9 74 65 26 4 63 59 37 6 58 52 42
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Grade 8 Science Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 9 69 60 31 6 79 72 21 7 58 51 42
Female 6 67 60 33 10 76 66 24 2 52 50 48
Male 11 71 60 29 3 81 78 19 12 63 52 37
Asian < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black - 60 60 40 - 67 67 33 7 52 46 48
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 16 92 76 8 16 95 78 5 9 63 54 37
Two or more races 17 42 25 58 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 33 33 67 - 40 40 60 11 26 16 74
Economically Disadvantaged 5 58 53 42 2 64 62 36 5 44 39 56
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
Biology Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 2 63 62 37 2 69 67 31 4 64 60 36
Female - 64 64 36 2 75 73 25 7 70 63 30
Male 3 63 59 37 2 63 61 37 2 59 57 41
Black 2 50 48 50 - 64 64 36 - 43 43 57
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 2 83 80 17 8 88 80 12 6 91 85 9
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 23 23 77 - 33 33 67 - 18 18 82
Economically Disadvantaged - 55 55 45 - 63 63 38 2 52 50 48
English Learners < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Chemistry Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 1 47 46 53 3 26 23 74 8 35 27 65
Female - 50 50 50 - 19 19 81 3 31 28 69
Male 3 44 42 56 8 36 28 64 15 40 25 60
Asian < < < < < < < <
Black - 30 30 70 - 21 21 79 - 21 21 79
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 3 65 62 35 9 45 36 55 25 69 44 31
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged - 35 35 65 - 10 10 90 3 26 24 74
English Learners < < < < < < < <
Earth Science Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 4 77 73 23 6 74 68 26 1 61 61 39
Female 2 68 66 32 4 73 69 27 2 60 59 40
Male 7 88 81 12 7 75 67 25 - 63 63 38
Asian < < < < < < < < < < < <
Black - 76 76 24 2 55 53 45 - 53 53 47
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 10 80 70 20 8 95 88 5 2 80 78 20
Two or more races < < < < 20 80 60 20 - 60 60 40
Students with Disabilities - 42 42 58 - 18 18 82 - 16 16 84
Economically Disadvantaged 3 70 67 30 7 60 53 40 - 54 54 46
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

History

History Performance: All Students

Note: Calculations for 2017-2018 annual pass rates on Standards of Learning tests in reading, writing, mathematics, science and history were modified to reflect new federal reporting requirements.

Virginia public school students are assessed in history and social science following instruction in Virginia Studies in elementary school, Civics and Economics in middle school, and at the conclusion of the following secondary courses: World History and Geography to 1500, World History and Geography 1500 to the Present, World Geography, and Virginia and U.S. History. Use the drop down menu above the chart to select a specific history or social science test. Use the menu below the chart to select assessment results for a specific group of students.

Virginia’s History and Social Science Standards of Learning are designed to

  • develop the knowledge and skills of history, geography, civics, and economics that enable students to place the people, ideas, and events that have shaped our state and our nation in perspective;
  • instill in students a thoughtful pride in the history of America through an understanding that what “We the People of the United States” launched more than two centuries ago was not a perfect union, but a continual effort to build a “more perfect” union, one which has become the world’s most successful example of constitutional self-government;
  • enable students to understand the basic values, principles, and operation of American constitutional democracy;
  • prepare students for informed, responsible, and participatory citizenship;
  • develop students’ skills in debate, discussion, and writing; and
  • provide students with a framework for continuing education in history and the social sciences.

Recently retired SOL tests representative of the content and skills included in current SOL tests are available on the Virginia Department of Education website to assist in understanding the format of the tests and questions.

Overall Student Performance: History Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 14 72 59 28 11 70 58 30 3 63 59 37
Female 12 71 59 29 13 69 56 31 3 60 57 40
Male 15 74 58 26 10 70 60 30 4 65 62 35
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian < < < < < < < < < < < <
Black 13 68 55 32 7 61 53 39 - 53 52 47
Hispanic < < < < 5 79 74 21 - 64 64 36
White 16 77 61 23 17 84 67 16 9 75 67 25
Two or more races 5 77 73 23 14 62 49 38 - 77 77 23
Students with Disabilities 13 52 39 48 6 33 27 67 2 29 28 71
Economically Disadvantaged 14 69 55 31 10 61 51 39 2 53 50 47
English Learners < < < < < < < < - 29 29 71
VA & US History Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 1 72 71 28 3 57 55 43 1 79 78 21
Female - 69 69 31 2 53 52 47 - 75 75 25
Male 2 75 73 25 4 62 58 38 3 85 82 15
Asian < < < < < < < <
Black - 63 63 37 2 49 48 51 - 76 76 24
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 2 80 78 20 5 72 67 28 4 88 85 12
Two or more races < < < < - 36 36 64 < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 40 40 60 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged - 62 62 38 - 47 47 53 1 74 73 26
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
World History II Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 8 53 45 48 6 50 44 50 3 69 67 31
Female 5 60 55 40 < < < < - 60 60 40
Male 10 45 35 55 9 45 36 55 5 79 74 21
Black 5 43 38 57 < < < < - 40 40 60
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 13 73 60 27 < < < < 5 82 77 18
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities < 100 < 0 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged - 43 43 57 10 50 40 50 - 65 65 35
Geography Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 2 70 68 30 - 56 56 44 5 62 57 38
Female - 64 64 36 - 64 64 36 7 57 50 43
Male 6 78 72 22 - 50 50 50 2 67 66 33
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black - 68 68 32 - 48 48 52 - 45 45 55
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 8 68 60 32 < < < < 13 85 72 15
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 13 13 87 - 21 21 79
Economically Disadvantaged - 65 65 35 - 47 47 53 4 49 45 51
English Learners < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
VA Studies Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 33 79 46 21 30 83 52 17 3 51 48 49
Female 27 80 53 20 40 85 45 15 2 50 48 50
Male 40 79 38 21 20 80 60 20 4 52 48 48
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black 29 76 47 24 25 80 55 20 2 42 40 58
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 45 79 34 21 38 79 41 21 6 65 58 35
Two or more races 10 90 80 10 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 5 42 37 58 - 36 36 64 - 25 25 75
Economically Disadvantaged 33 79 46 21 26 78 53 22 3 41 38 59
English Learners < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Percent of Kindergarten Students Meeting Literacy Benchmarks

All Kindergartners

Elementary schools use Virginia Department of Education-approved diagnostic assessments to measure children’s knowledge of the following literacy fundamentals: phonological awareness, alphabet recognition, concept of word, knowledge of letter sounds and spelling. These assessments provide a direct means of matching literacy instruction to specific literacy needs and provide a means of identifying children who are behind in their acquisition of these skills and therefore eligible for services through the commonwealth’s Early Intervention Reading Initiative.

 

2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Percent of Kindergarten Students Meeting Literacy Benchmarks Division: 91 State: 89.72 Division: 87.91 State: 88.34 Division: 75.53 State: 88.19

Number of recently arrived English language learners exempted from state reading assessments

2015-20162016-20172017-2018
State3,4624,2272,762
Division010
Number of recently arrived English language learners exempted from state reading assessments

Enrollment

Fall Membership by Grade

Grade 2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Pre-kindergarten404436
Kindergarten908980
Grade 11059197
Grade 210111086
Grade 310810799
Grade 499103103
Grade 511098102
Grade 611110199
Grade 710711197
Grade 8112104107
Grade 9105116105
Grade 10102108115
Grade 1112298101
Grade 129412395
Total Students1,4061,4031,322
Fall Membership by Grade
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

Fall Membership by Subgroups

2018 Fall Membership By Subgroup: Racial and Ethnic Groups

The Virginia Department of Education annually collects statistics on the number of students enrolled in public schools on September 30.  Student counts are reported by grade assignment, race, ethnicity, disability, English proficiency, and economic status.

The collection of race and ethnicity information as specified by the U.S. Department of Education is required for eligibility for federal education funds and for accountability reports.

A student is reported as economically disadvantaged if he or she meets any one of the following criteria:

  • Is eligible for Free/Reduced Meals;
  • Receives Temporary Assistance for Needy Families;
  • Is eligible for Medicaid; or
  • Is a migrant or is experiencing homelessness.

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Fall Membership by Subgroup
Subgroup 2016-20172017-20182018-2019
All Students140614031322
Female692679635
Male714724687
American Indian887
Asian231622
Black730728710
Hispanic516465
White481463402
Two or more races113123115
Students with Disabilities214235203
Students without Disabilities119211681119
Economically Disadvantaged977980863
Not Economically Disadvantaged429423459
English Learners405049
Not English Learners136613531273
Homeless2318
Foster Care21
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

College & Career Readiness

Diplomas and Completion

Class of 2018: All Students

Division

State

Most Virginia students earn either an Advanced Studies Diploma or a Standard Diploma.

To graduate with an Advanced Studies Diploma, a student must earn at least 26 standard units of credit by passing required courses and electives and at least nine verified units of credit by passing Standards of Learning end-of-course assessments in English, mathematics, science and history. Students who entered the ninth grade in 2013-2014 and afterwards must also successfully complete one virtual course.

To graduate with a Standard Diploma, a student must earn at least 22 standard units of credit by passing required courses and electives, and earn at least six verified credits by passing end-of-course SOL tests or other assessments approved by the Board of Education. Students who entered the ninth grade in 2013-2014 and afterwards must earn a board-approved career and technical education credential to graduate and successfully complete one virtual course.

The Applied Studies Diploma and Modified Standard Diploma are available for certain students with disabilities. To reduce the likelihood of division-level pie charts being suppressed to protect student privacy, these diplomas are combined with Standard Diplomas in the pie chart as “Standard and Other Diplomas.” 

Status of the Students in the 2017-2018 Cohort
Student Subgroup Type Advanced Diplomas Standard Diplomas Other Diplomas GED's Dropouts Other Non-Graduates
All Students Division 42 64 5 0 7 1
State 50983 36022 2734 1046 5399 1777
Female Division 25 31 1 0 2 1
State 27838 15824 920 366 1921 654
Male Division 17 33 4 0 5 0
State 23145 20198 1814 680 3478 1123
American Indian Division < < < < 0 <
State 144 124 9 2 27 8
Black Division 18 37 3 0 2 1
State 7955 11092 1113 243 1359 742
Hispanic Division < < < < < <
State 5086 5584 317 105 2171 325
White Division 19 16 2 0 4 0
State 30222 16424 1138 618 1586 589
Two or more races Division 3 7 0 0 0 0
State 2468 1543 86 58 162 72
Students with Disabilities Division 0 13 5 0 3 0
State 1056 6507 2734 137 1105 108
Economically Disadvantaged Division 18 51 5 0 5 0
State 10704 17348 1682 460 2637 1090
English Learners Division < < < < 0 <
State 1418 3759 272 31 1845 117
Homeless Division < < < < 0 <
State 232 695 90 42 302 61
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

Four-Year Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate

On-Time Graduation Rate Over Time

All Students

The Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate is based on four years of longitudinal student-level data and accounts for student mobility, changes in student enrollment, and local decisions on the promotion and retention of students. The formula also recognizes that some students with disabilities and English learners are allowed more than the standard four years to earn a diploma and are still counted as “on-time” graduates.

Graduates are defined as students who earn an Advanced Studies Diploma, Standard Diploma, Modified Standard Diploma, or Applied Studies Diploma. On-time graduates are students who earn one of these diplomas within four years of entering the ninth grade. Special education students and English learners who have plans in place that allow them more time to graduate are counted as on-time graduates or as non-graduates when they earn a diploma or otherwise exit high school.

Status of Students After Four Years of High School
Students Subgroup Students in Cohort Graduates On-Time Graduation Rate Completers Completion Rate Cohort Dropouts Cohort Dropout Rate
All Students11911193.311193.375.9
Female605795579523.3
Male595491.55491.558.5
American Indian0<100<10000
Black615895.15895.123.3
Hispanic0<<<<<<
White413790.23790.249.8
Two or more races10101001010000
Students with Disabilities211885.71885.7314.3
Economically Disadvantaged797493.77493.756.3
English Learners0<100<10000
Homeless0<100<10000
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Gap Group 1 = Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, Economically Disadvantaged Students (unduplicated)
Gap Group 2 = Black Students
Gap Group 3 = Hispanic Students
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Advanced Program Information: Number and Percentage of Students Enrolled in Advanced Programs

Advanced Program Information
Count/Percentage
Program Type 2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Advanced Placement Test Taken25 / 5.48%55 / 13%34 / 7.64%
Advanced Placement Course Enrollment25 / 5.48%55 / 13%36 / 8.09%
Dual Enrollment63 / 13.82%54 / 12.77%38 / 8.54%
Governor’s School Enrollment27 / 5.92%26 / 6.15%24 / 5.39%
IB Course Enrollment - - -
Senior Enrolled in IB Program - - -
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

Postsecondary Enrollment

2015-2016 Postsecondary Enrollment: All Students

Postsecondary enrollment reports show the number and percent of Virginia high school graduates who enrolled in an institution of higher education within sixteen months of graduating from high school. In keeping with federal reporting requirements, postsecondary enrollment reports only include students who earned an Advanced Studies Diploma, International Baccalaureate Diploma or Standard Diploma; students who earned other Virginia Board of Education-approved diplomas are not counted as graduates in the calculation. Reports are available at the state, division and school levels for all students and for student subgroups.

The data represent the best available estimates at this time of postsecondary enrollment. There is currently no definitive source of all postsecondary enrollment records by state, division or school. Virginia Department of Education and external researchers have determined that the best available estimates contained in the postsecondary enrollment reports are likely underestimates, but capture at least 88 percent of Virginia public high school graduates’ postsecondary enrollments.

2015-2016 FGI cohort year (students entering high school in 2012)
Total number of students in the cohort earning a federally recognized high school diploma Students who enrolled in any Institution of Higher Education (IHE) within 16 months of earning a federally recognized high school diploma
Type Total Total HE Remaining Percent
All Students Division 110 56 49
State 82483 57560 30
Female Division 54 33 39
State 41546 31230 25
Male Division 56 23 59
State 40937 26330 36
Asian Division 0 < 100
State 5492 4724 14
Black Division 51 22 57
State 18272 11640 36
Hispanic Division 0 < 100
State 8548 5341 38
White Division 43 27 37
State 46319 33154 28
Two or more races Division 0 < 100
State 3521 2499 29
Students with Disabilities Division 0 < 100
State 5986 3008 50
Economically Disadvantaged Division 52 19 63
State 23516 13119 44
English Learners Division 0 < 100
State 5120 3136 39
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results. - = no data available for that group This report provides the best available estimates about college enrollment according to the National Student Clearinghouse. For more information, see the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about this report at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/school_finance/arra/stabilization/reported_data/assurance_c/faq_c11.pdf. Students who attended schools that do not participate in NSC are not included in the number or percent of students enrolled in an IHE. Federally recognized high school diplomas include Standard, Advanced Studies, or International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas. Most subgroups are based on students' most recent status.

Career & Technical Education

Students Earning One or More CTE Credentials: All Students

Virginia’s 16 career clusters help students investigate careers and design a rigorous and relevant plan of study to advance their career goals. Each career cluster contains multiple pathways that represent a common set of academic, technical and work-place skills. Career pathways lead to credentials that qualify students for a range of career opportunities from entry to professional level. A credential is defined as:

  • State-Issued Professional License, required for entry into a specific occupation as determined by a Virginia state licensing agency;
  • Full Industry Certification, from a recognized industry, trade, or professional association validating essential skills of a particular occupation;
  • Pathway Industry Certification, which may consist of entry-level exams as a component of a suite of exams in an industry certification program leading toward full certification; or
  • Occupational competency assessment, a national standardized assessment of skills/knowledge in a specific career and/or technical area, (NOCTI).

Virginia defines a CTE completer as a student who has met the requirements for a career and technical concentration and all requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career and Technical Education
Count
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
State LicensuresDivision9511
 State244022791843
Industry CertificationDivision162181135
 State99894109275103743
Workplace ReadinessDivision7111471
 State307754231350241
Total Credentials EarnedDivision242300217
 State137248157490159306
Students Earning One or More CredentialsDivision176205168
 State109089126113128000
CTE CompletersDivision876598
 State424044051641438
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

Advanced Placement Participation and Achievement

AP Achievement
2013-2014
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 47 76 31 40.8%
2014-2015
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 54 75 12 16%
2015-2016
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 43 64 19 29.7%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

School Finance

Percentage of Expenditures

Division Expenditures

Multiple factors should be considered when comparing the level of school division expenditures for instruction and expenditures for non-instructional costs, such as administration, health services and pupil transportation. These factors include economies of scale, geographic size, and the number of students requiring special services. For example:

  • Smaller school divisions may have similar administrative and support costs as larger divisions but these non-instructional costs are spread over a smaller expenditure base.
  • Geographically large but sparsely populated school divisions may have higher per-pupil transportation costs because of travel distances and mountainous topography.
  • Divisions with large populations of at-risk or special needs students must provide support services that are required or that raise student achievement.
School Division - Percentage of Expenditures
  2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Percentage of fiscal year division
operating expenditures for instructional costs
64.4 64.9 63.4

Statewide Expenditures

The state Board of Education prescribes the following major classifications for expenditures of school funds: instruction; administration, attendance and health; pupil transportation; operation and maintenance; school food services and other non-instructional operations; facilities, debt and fund transfers; technology; and contingency reserves.

Instructional costs include the salaries and benefits paid to teachers, teacher aides, principals, assistant principals, librarians, and guidance counselors; expenditures for textbooks; and expenditures for students to participate in regional and virtual instructional programs.

School State - Percentage of Expenditures
  2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Percentage of fiscal year state
operating expenditures for instructional costs
67.1 66.9 67.2

Sources of Financial Support and Total Per Pupil Expenditures for Operations

Division Per-Pupil Spending

School divisions report annually on expenditures and appropriations to meet each locality’s required local effort in support of the Standards of Quality and local match requirements for incentive and lottery-funded programs. The amount by which school divisions exceed these required minimums varies based on local decisions and circumstances.

Most state support for public education is equalized to reflect each division’s capacity to support the required educational program. The Composite Index of Local Ability-to-Pay determines state and local shares of Standards of Quality costs for each division and local match requirements for incentive and lottery-funded programs. A portion of state sales tax revenues is distributed in support of public education based on school-age population estimates.

The federal government provides assistance to state and local education agencies in support of specific federal initiatives and mandates, such as instructional services for economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.

School Division - Per-Pupil Spending
  Local Funding State Federal
2014-20154,303.005,699.001,073.00
2015-20164,855.005,785.00984.00
2016-20175,537.005,804.001,121.00

Statewide Per-Pupil Spending

The apportionment of the state funds for public education is the responsibility of the General Assembly, through the Appropriations Act. General fund appropriations serve as the mainstay of state support for the commonwealth’s public schools, augmented by retail sales and use tax revenues, state lottery proceeds, and other sources.

Counties, cities and towns comprising school divisions also support public education by providing the locality’s share to maintain an educational program meeting the commonwealth’s Standards of Quality and local match requirements for incentive and lottery-funded programs. .

While public education is primarily a state and local responsibility, the federal government provides assistance to state and local education agencies in support of specific federal initiatives and mandates.

 

State - Per-Pupil Spending
  Local Funding State Federal
2014-20155,950.004,802.00771.00
2015-20166,101.004,831.00812.00
2016-20176,268.005,033.00871.00

Learning Climate

Chronic Absenteeism

Chronic Absenteeism 2017-2018 School Year:

Daily attendance is critical to success in school. A student is considered chronically absent if he or she misses two or more instructional days per month (18 days, or 10 percent of a 180-day school year) regardless of whether the absences are excused or unexcused. According to the U.S. Department of Education:

  • Children who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are much less likely to read on grade level by the third grade.
  • Students who can’t read at grade level by the third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.
  • By high school, regular attendance is a better dropout indicator than test scores.
  • A student who is chronically absent in any year between the eighth and twelfth grade is seven times more likely to drop out of school.
Absenteeism by Subgroup
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Subgroup Below 10% 10% or Above Below 10% 10% or Above Below 10% 10% or Above
All Students125517712331441194139
Female620816117060254
Male635966227459285
American Indian<<<<<<
Asian211200150
Black650786337563070
Hispanic505552594
White441724214838647
Two or more races892096199518
Students with Disabilities179371733117639
Economically Disadvantaged808128820117823113
English Learners394460492
Homeless83<<<<
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Standards of Accreditation (SOA) Offenses Data

2017-2018 Offenses
  Number of Offenses
Offenses Against Student 25
Offenses Against Staff <
Weapons Offenses 15
Property Offenses 16
Other Offenses Against Persons 97
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses 99
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Offenses 18
Technology Offenses <
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Short Term Suspensions

Short Term Suspensions:

Increasingly, Virginia schools are implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a nationally-recognized approach to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for students. This positive approach to discipline prepares teachers and principals to implement new techniques that reduce disruptive student behaviors that lead to suspensions and decrease instructional time.

A short-term suspension (10 days of less) may be imposed by a principal, an assistant principal, or a designee teacher in the principal’s absence. The principal or assistant principal must tell the student of the charges against him or her. If the student denies them, he or she is given an explanation of the facts as known to the school and an opportunity to present his version of what occurred. Notice to the parent may be oral or written, depending on local school board policy, and must include information on the length of the suspension, the availability of community-based educational options, and the student’s right to return to regular school attendance when the suspension period has expired.  A parent may ask for a short-term suspension decision to be reviewed by the superintendent or his designee. Local school board policy will determine whether the superintendent’s decision is final or can be appealed to the local school board. For more information, see A Parent’s Guide To Understanding Student Discipline Policies and Practices In Virginia Schools.

Short Term Suspensions
  2016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Short Term Suspensions% Population% Short Term Suspensions
American Indian0.5690.570.48
Asian1.6361.14
Black51.9268.0751.88966.19
Hispanic3.6273.014.5622.86
Native Hawaiian0.071
White34.21118.0733.00119.05
Two or more races8.03710.848.76711.43
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Long Term Suspensions

Long Term Supensions:

Increasingly, Virginia schools are implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a nationally-recognized approach to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for students. This positive approach to discipline prepares teachers and principals to implement new techniques that reduce disruptive student behaviors that lead to suspensions and decrease instructional time.

A long-term suspension (more than 10 school days and less than 365 calendar days)  is usually imposed by a disciplinary hearing officer upon recommendation of a principal. The student must be told of the charges against him or her. If the student denies them, he or she is given an explanation of the facts as known to the school and an opportunity to present his or her version of what occurred. Notice to the parent (and child) must be in writing and must include information on the length of and reason for the suspension, the right to a hearing in accordance with local school board policy, the availability of community-based educational options, and the student’s right to return to regular school attendance when the suspension period has expired or to attend an appropriate alternative education program approved by the school board during the suspension or after the suspension period expires. Costs for any community-based educational programs or alternative programs that are not part of the program offered by the school division are the financial responsibility of the parent. A parent has the right to appeal a long-term suspension decision in accordance with local school board policy. The appeal may first go to the local superintendent or his or her designee or to a sub-committee of the local school board; final appeal is to the full school board. The appeal must be decided by the school board within 30 days. For more information, see A Parent’s Guide To Understanding Student Discipline Policies and Practices In Virginia Schools.

Long Term Suspensions
  2016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Long Term Suspensions% Population% Long Term Suspensions
American Indian0.5690.57
Asian1.6361.14
Black51.9251.889
Hispanic3.6274.562
Native Hawaiian0.071
White34.21133.001
Two or more races8.0378.767
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Expulsions

Expulsions:

Increasingly, Virginia schools are implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a nationally-recognized approach to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for students. This positive approach to discipline prepares teachers and principals to implement new techniques that reduce disruptive student behaviors that lead to suspensions and decrease instructional time.

An expulsion (removal from school for 365 calendar days) may only be imposed by a local school board. The student must be told of the charges against him or her. If the student denies them, he or she is given an explanation of the facts as known to the school and an opportunity to present his or her version of what occurred.  The parent (and child) must be noticed in writing of the proposed expulsion, the reasons the expulsion is being proposed, and of the right to a hearing before the school board or a sub-committee of the school board, depending on local policy. If the student is expelled, the parent is sent a written notification of the length of the expulsion and information on the availability of community-based educational, training, and intervention programs. The notice must state whether the student is eligible to return to regular school or to attend an approved alternative education program or an adult education program offered during or after the period of expulsion. The student may apply for readmission to be effective one calendar year from the date of his or her expulsion. For more information, see A Parent’s Guide To Understanding Student Discipline Policies and Practices In Virginia Schools.

Expulsions
  2016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions
American Indian0.5690.57
Asian1.6361.14
Black51.9251.889
Hispanic3.6274.562
Native Hawaiian0.071
White34.21110033.001
Two or more races8.0378.767100
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility

Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility:

School divisions that choose to take part in the National School Lunch Program get cash subsidies and donated commodities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for each meal they serve. In return, they must serve lunches that meet Federal requirements, and they must offer free or reduced-price lunches to eligible children. The School Breakfast Program operates by supporting breakfasts in the same manner as the National School Lunch Program.

 

At the beginning of each school year, letters and meal applications are distributed to households of children attending school. This letter informs households that school nutrition programs are available and that free and reduced-price meals are available based on income criteria. Applications have been eliminated totally in divisions that implement the community eligibility provision for all schools within the division.

Children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for reduced-price meals, for which students can be charged no more than 40 cents for lunch and 30 cents for breakfast. All other students pay the full price for meals.

See the Virginia Department of Education website for more information about school nutrition programs.

Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 67.7562.8767.96
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Free and Reduced Breakfast Participation of Eligible Students

Free and Reduced Breakfast Participation of Eligible Students :

The above pie graph displays the average daily percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals who participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture School Breakfast Program. The School Breakfast Program is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritious breakfast meals to students. The Virginia Department of Education administers the program at the state level and school divisions administer the program at the local level.

Participation in the School Breakfast Program has been linked increased achievement, reduced absenteeism and tardiness, fewer disciplinary problems, and better student health.

Breakfast menus must provide one-fourth of the daily recommended levels for protein, calcium, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and calories. Participating schools must serve breakfasts that meet Federal nutrition standards – one quarter of daily recommended levels of protein, calcium, iron, vitamins A and C and calories – and must provide free and reduced-price breakfasts to eligible children.

The No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign and the Virginia 365 Project are key state initiatives to increase participation in school nutrition programs and eliminate childhood hunger.

 

Free and Reduced Breakfast Participation
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 56.5557.7960.35
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Free and Reduced Lunch Participation of Eligible Students

Free and Reduced Lunch Participation of Eligible Students:

The above pie graph displays the average daily percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals who participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture School Lunch Program.

School divisions that take part in the National School Lunch Program get cash subsidies and donated food items from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for each meal served. In return, schools must serve lunches that meet federal requirements, and must offer free or reduced-price lunches to eligible children.

Studies show that well-nourished students are better learners. The No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign and the Virginia 365 Project are key state initiatives to increase participation in school nutrition programs and eliminate childhood hunger.

 

Free and Reduced Lunch Participation
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
  PercentagePercentagePercentage
All Students 75.4376.5674.3
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
Unduplicated = Students are able to be in two gap groups

Teacher Quality

Student-Teacher Ratio

2016-2017 Grades K-7 Student Teacher Ratio: 10.26 : 1

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2016-2017 Grades 8-12 Student Teacher Ratio: 12.13 : 1

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Provisionally Licensed Teachers

Provisionally Licensed Teachers
  2016-20172017-2018
Provisional12%14%
Provisional Special Education3%2%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

This table reports the percentage of teachers teaching with provisional or provisional special education credentials.

This table provides data on the percentage of classes not taught by teachers meeting the federal definition of highly qualified.

Federal education law defines a highly qualified teacher as a teacher who is fully licensed by the state, has at least a bachelor’s degree, has demonstrated competency in each subject taught, and is teaching in his or her area of endorsement.

Virginia’s licensure regulations – which emphasize content knowledge as well as pedagogy – require new teachers to far exceed the federal highly qualified standard.

Teacher Educational Attainment

Teacher Educational Attainment: 2017-2018

The Virginia Department of Education reports annually on the percentage of teachers with bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degrees in schools, school divisions, and the state by highest degree earned.

Teacher Educational Attainment
  Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Doctoral Degree Other
2015-201652%46%0%2%
2016-201752%46%0%2%
2017-201853%44%1%2%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available

Every Student Succeeds Act

ESSA Annual Targets and Long-Term Goals: Reading​
Student Group​Current Rate​Three-Year Rate​Annual Target​Long Term Goal​
All Students70%71%73%75%
Asian<58%87%75%
Black66%66%60%75%
Hispanic77%74%63%75%
White76%78%81%75%
Economically Disadvantaged66%66%62%75%
English Learners64%63%53%75%
Students with Disabilities35%29%39%75%

< = Results suppressed to protect student privacy​
— = Not applicable or no students​

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires annual testing in reading in grades 3-8 and once during high school. Virginia’s ESSA implementation plan expects that by the 2023-2024 school year, at least 75 percent of all students, and of all students in the student groups listed in this table, will be able to demonstrate grade-level proficiency by passing state reading tests. Annual targets for student groups reflect improvement upon base-line performance from the 2015-2016 school year. Student groups meeting or exceeding annual or long-term targets must improve performance as compared to the previous year. Note: Reading pass rates reported for high schools reflect the performance of a 12th-grade class of students who entered the ninth grade at the same time.
ESSA Annual Targets and Long-Term Goals: Mathematics
Student Group​Current Rate​Three-Year Rate​Annual Target​Long Term Goal​
All Students61%67%74%70%
Asian<79%89%70%
Black55%62%60%70%
Hispanic59%68%64%70%
White69%74%81%70%
Economically Disadvantaged56%62%63%70%
English Learners64%66%57%70%
Students with Disabilities32%28%42%70%

< = Results suppressed to protect student privacy​
— = Not applicable or no students​

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires annual testing in mathematics in grades 3-8 and once during high school. Virginia’s ESSA implementation plan expects that by the 2023-2024 school year, at least 70 percent of all students, and of all students in the student groups listed in this table, will be able to demonstrate grade-level proficiency by passing state mathematics tests. Annual targets for student groups reflect improvement upon base-line performance during the 2015-2016 school year. Student groups meeting or exceeding annual or long-term targets must improve performance compared to the previous year. Note: Mathematics pass rates reported for high schools reflect the performance of a 12th-grade class of students who entered the ninth grade at the same time on one of the following state tests: Algebra I, Geometry or Algebra II.
ESSA Pass Rates: Science
Student Group​Current Rate​
All Students64%
Asian<
Black52%
Hispanic58%
White79%
Economically Disadvantaged54%
English Learners<
Students with Disabilities26%

< = Results suppressed to protect student privacy​
— = Not applicable or no students​

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires that students take state tests in science at least once during elementary school, once during middle school and once during high school. Note: Science pass rates reported for high schools reflect the performance on the state Biology test of a 12th-grade class of students who entered the ninth grade at the same time.
Growth in Reading and Mathematics
Student Group​Growth English ReadingGrowth Mathematics
All Students74%63%
Asian<<
Black70%56%
Hispanic86%67%
White80%74%
Economically Disadvantaged71%59%
English Learners65%65%
Students with Disabilities49%49%

< = Results suppressed to protect student privacy​
— = Not applicable or no students​

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, growth in reading and mathematics is a factor in identifying elementary and middle schools for improvement and increased state support. The percentage of students showing growth in reading and mathematics includes students passing state tests and non-passing students who are making significant progress toward passing.
Federal Graduation Indicator
Student Group​Current Rate​Annual Target​Long Term Goal​
All Students81%84%84%
Asian<90%84%
Black81%82%84%
Hispanic<81%84%
White79%86%84%
Economically Disadvantaged76%78%84%
English Learners<65%84%
Students with Disabilities<56%84%
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< = Results suppressed to protect student privacy​
— = Not applicable or no students​

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires states to set annual and long-term targets for increasing the percentage of students who graduate with a Standard Diploma or Advanced Studies Diploma within four years of entering the ninth grade. Virginia’s ESSA implementation plan expects that by the 2023-2024 school year, at least 84 percent of all students, and of students in the student groups listed in this table, will earn a Standard Diploma or an Advanced Studies Diploma within four years. Annual targets for student groups reflect improvement upon base-line performance from the 2015-2016 school year. Student groups meeting or exceeding annual or long-term targets must improve performance compared to previous year.
Chronic Absenteeism
Student Group​Current Rate​Three-Year Rate​Annual Target​Long Term Goal​
All Students10%11%9%10%
Asian-2%5%10%
Black10%10%9%10%
Hispanic6%6%9%10%
White11%12%9%10%
Economically Disadvantaged12%13%13%10%
English Learners4%4%8%10%
Students with Disabilities18%17%14%10%

< = Results suppressed to protect student privacy​
— = Not applicable or no students​

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires states to set annual and long-term targets for reducing chronic absenteeism. Virginia’s ESSA implementation plan expects that by the 2023-2024 school year, no more than 10 percent of all students, and of students in the student groups listed in this table, will be chronically absent. Annual targets for student groups reflect improvement upon base-line data from the 2015-2016 school year. Student groups meeting or exceeding annual or long-term targets for reducing chronic absenteeism must improve performance compared to the previous year.
English Learner Progress and Proficiency
English LearnersPercentAnnual TargetLong Term Goal
English Learner Progress50%46%58%
English Learner Proficiency47%--
< = Results suppressed to protect student privacy​
— = Not applicable or no students​
The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires states to set annual targets and long-term goals for increasing the percentage of English learners making progress toward attaining English-language proficiency. Virginia also reports on the percentage of English learners who attain proficiency.
English LearnersNumerator​Denominator​Rate
English Learner Progress132650%
English Learner Proficiency163447%
ESSA Participation Rates
Student Group​English Reading ParticipationMathematics ParticipationScience Participation
All Students100%99%98%
Asian<<<
Black100%99%98%
Hispanic97%100%100%
White100%98%98%
Economically Disadvantaged99%99%98%
Not Economically Disadvantaged100%99%100%
English Learners100%100%<
Students with Disabilities98%98%94%
Students without Disabilities100%99%99%
Female100%99%100%
Male99%99%97%
Migrant---

< = Results suppressed to protect student privacy​
— = Not applicable or no students​

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires states to assess at least 95 percent of students in reading and mathematics in grades 3-8, and to test at least 95 percent of students in reading and mathematics at least once during their high school careers. States also report on the percentage of students assessed in science in elementary school, middle school and in high school (Biology).
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