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Northumberland County Public Schools

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Division: Northumberland County Public Schools
Address: 2172 Northumberland Hwy Lottsburg, VA 22511
Superintendent: Dr. Holly Wargo
Region: 3
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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 12 78 65 22 16 79 64 21 13 81 68 19
Female 15 81 66 19 19 82 63 18 16 83 68 17
Male 10 75 65 25 12 76 64 24 11 78 68 22
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 8 69 62 31 9 70 61 30 7 71 64 29
Hispanic 9 77 68 23 12 77 65 23 12 84 73 16
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 16 84 68 16 21 86 65 14 18 88 70 12
Two or more races 19 81 63 19 25 83 58 17 8 75 67 25
Students with Disabilities 8 48 39 52 10 49 39 51 10 52 42 48
Economically Disadvantaged 8 72 64 28 9 71 62 29 8 73 66 27
English Learners 8 73 65 27 13 75 63 25 11 81 70 19
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 19 90 71 10 23 79 56 21 16 84 67 16
Female 23 92 69 8 26 76 50 24 17 87 70 13
Male 16 88 73 12 20 82 62 18 15 80 65 20
Black 15 82 68 18 13 68 55 33 8 81 72 19
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 23 93 70 7 33 90 56 10 23 85 63 15
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 69 69 31 14 71 57 29 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 16 88 72 12 11 74 63 26 7 80 72 20
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 77 70 23 17 78 60 22 10 73 63 27
Female 6 83 77 17 24 88 63 12 11 80 70 20
Male 9 72 63 28 11 69 58 31 9 65 57 35
Black 5 79 74 21 13 72 59 28 2 59 56 41
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 11 77 66 23 28 83 55 18 15 87 72 13
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 80 80 20 8 46 38 54 8 62 54 38
Economically Disadvantaged 3 71 68 29 4 71 67 29 6 64 58 36
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
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 16 86 71 14 18 89 71 11 21 90 69 10
Female 21 89 68 11 14 86 71 14 33 95 62 5
Male 10 84 73 16 21 91 70 9 12 86 74 14
Black - 80 80 20 8 84 76 16 15 88 74 12
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 29 95 66 5 24 90 66 10 29 93 63 7
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 56 56 44 - 92 92 8 17 83 67 17
Economically Disadvantaged 5 79 75 21 9 83 74 17 14 88 73 13
English Learners < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
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 24 73 48 27 29 80 51 20 12 86 73 14
Female 23 68 45 32 44 84 40 16 13 91 78 9
Male 25 76 51 24 14 76 63 24 11 80 69 20
Black 13 56 44 44 12 72 60 28 8 86 78 14
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
White 28 81 54 19 47 91 44 9 18 84 67 16
Students with Disabilities 30 30 - 70 6 41 35 59 - 43 43 57
Economically Disadvantaged 18 63 45 37 13 71 59 29 5 80 75 20
English Learners < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
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 13 76 63 24 12 78 66 22 16 82 65 18
Female 19 85 67 15 11 77 66 23 22 84 62 16
Male 8 68 60 32 13 79 67 21 11 80 69 20
Black 16 65 49 35 10 65 55 35 7 73 67 27
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 13 82 70 18 13 87 73 13 25 93 68 7
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 7 33 27 67 30 50 20 50 6 50 44 50
Economically Disadvantaged 10 70 61 30 10 71 60 29 6 72 66 28
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 9 67 58 33 11 66 55 34 13 71 58 29
Female 16 80 64 20 13 79 66 21 13 69 56 31
Male 3 57 53 43 10 55 45 45 14 74 60 26
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 5 48 43 53 13 51 38 49 9 44 34 56
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 13 78 65 22 12 79 67 21 16 84 68 16
Students with Disabilities 13 26 13 74 14 29 14 71 31 31 - 69
Economically Disadvantaged 5 59 55 41 13 57 43 43 10 57 47 43
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 2 77 74 23 2 83 82 17 4 81 76 19
Female 2 71 69 29 4 86 82 14 4 80 76 20
Male 3 83 80 17 - 81 81 19 5 81 77 19
Black 4 74 70 26 - 79 79 21 2 67 64 33
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 1 83 81 17 3 86 83 14 6 89 83 11
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 10 55 45 45 - 17 17 83 7 43 36 57
Economically Disadvantaged 3 70 67 30 - 73 73 27 4 71 67 29
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 55 45 45 11 73 62 27 11 66 55 34
Female 16 61 46 39 17 79 62 21 15 65 51 35
Male 4 49 44 51 5 67 63 33 7 66 58 34
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 2 31 29 69 7 57 50 43 7 47 40 53
Hispanic < < < < 17 67 50 33 13 56 44 44
White 16 71 56 29 13 84 71 16 14 77 64 23
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 5 21 17 79 4 27 23 73 11 32 21 68
Economically Disadvantaged 5 39 34 61 5 59 54 41 5 55 49 45
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 12 53 41 47 11 61 50 39 18 63 45 37
Female 21 65 44 35 19 79 60 21 23 63 40 38
Male 5 44 39 56 4 45 41 55 14 64 50 36
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 5 23 18 77 14 43 30 57 13 44 31 56
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 19 74 56 26 10 75 65 25 21 72 51 28
Students with Disabilities 9 14 5 86 8 8 - 92 23 31 8 69
Economically Disadvantaged 6 39 32 61 13 56 44 44 10 49 39 51
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 8 56 48 44 11 80 69 20 4 68 64 32
Female 12 58 47 42 16 79 63 21 6 68 62 32
Male 3 53 50 47 5 80 76 20 2 67 66 33
Black - 39 39 61 2 65 64 35 3 50 47 50
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 13 69 56 31 15 88 73 12 6 83 78 17
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 30 30 70 - 46 46 54 - 33 33 67
Economically Disadvantaged 3 38 35 62 - 61 61 39 - 60 60 40
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 15 78 63 22 13 78 64 22 14 79 65 21
Female 16 83 66 17 16 84 68 16 13 81 68 19
Male 13 73 60 27 11 72 61 28 14 77 62 23
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 9 69 60 31 8 71 62 29 8 72 64 28
Hispanic 14 84 71 16 21 81 60 19 21 89 68 11
Native Hawaiian < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 20 83 63 17 17 83 66 17 18 84 66 16
Two or more races 5 82 77 18 7 83 76 17 10 71 62 29
Students with Disabilities 8 50 43 50 7 52 45 48 11 60 49 40
Economically Disadvantaged 9 73 65 27 9 73 64 27 9 74 64 26
English Learners 21 93 71 7 29 85 56 15 32 91 59 9
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 36 98 62 2 27 88 60 12 31 83 52 17
Female 35 95 60 5 33 89 57 11 26 87 61 13
Male 37 100 63 0 22 87 64 13 36 79 43 21
Black 27 97 70 3 21 82 62 18 17 81 64 19
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 47 98 51 2 33 90 56 10 39 84 45 16
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 15 92 77 8 14 79 64 21 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 27 97 69 3 24 86 62 14 22 78 56 22
English Learners < 100 < 0 < 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 19 88 69 12 25 92 67 8 21 77 56 23
Female 15 85 70 15 25 95 70 5 17 78 61 22
Male 24 91 67 9 24 89 64 11 24 76 51 24
Black 13 89 76 11 16 87 71 13 2 68 66 32
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 26 87 62 13 35 95 60 5 37 84 47 16
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 80 80 20 8 75 67 25 8 67 58 33
Economically Disadvantaged 12 86 75 14 17 88 71 12 13 70 57 30
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 23 89 66 11 15 90 75 10 24 100 76 0
Female 30 94 64 6 12 90 79 10 36 100 64 0
Male 17 85 69 15 18 89 71 11 14 100 86 0
Black 8 79 72 21 8 95 87 5 15 100 85 0
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 39 98 59 2 22 83 61 17 29 100 71 0
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 56 56 44 - 55 55 45 8 100 92 0
Economically Disadvantaged 8 84 76 16 5 88 82 12 18 100 82 0
English Learners < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 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 17 99 81 1 12 99 87 1 7 88 81 13
Female 17 100 83 0 17 100 83 0 5 89 84 11
Male 18 98 80 3 7 98 90 2 9 86 77 14
Black 11 96 86 4 12 100 88 0 10 87 77 13
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 24 100 76 0 8 100 92 0 6 85 79 15
Students with Disabilities 30 100 70 0 6 100 94 0 7 57 50 43
Economically Disadvantaged 11 98 87 2 10 98 89 2 4 83 79 17
English Learners < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
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 23 71 48 29 32 69 37 31 17 66 49 34
Female 27 80 54 20 37 74 37 26 10 63 53 37
Male 20 64 45 36 27 65 38 35 22 67 46 33
Black 17 61 44 39 15 50 35 50 11 58 47 42
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 27 75 47 25 39 80 41 20 28 83 55 17
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 7 27 20 73 30 40 10 60 13 38 25 63
Economically Disadvantaged 12 67 54 33 17 61 43 39 10 51 41 49
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 6 34 28 66 2 50 48 50 10 74 64 26
Female 13 56 44 44 4 52 48 48 8 81 72 19
Male 3 24 22 76 - 49 49 51 12 68 56 32
Black 3 20 17 80 4 42 38 58 6 62 56 38
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 10 55 45 45 - 56 56 44 16 88 72 13
Students with Disabilities 14 14 - 86 8 23 15 77 31 62 31 38
Economically Disadvantaged 3 24 21 76 3 38 36 62 6 68 62 32
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
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 1 78 76 22 5 69 64 31 4 85 81 15
Female 1 87 86 13 6 86 80 14 8 92 85 8
Male 1 68 67 32 4 57 53 43 1 80 78 20
Black - 75 75 25 - 57 57 43 2 81 79 19
Hispanic < < < < < < < < - 91 91 9
White 3 78 75 22 8 78 69 22 6 86 80 14
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 42 42 58 - 17 17 83 - 57 57 43
Economically Disadvantaged - 77 77 23 2 57 56 43 - 80 80 20
English Learners < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Geometry Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 1 62 61 38 4 68 64 32 6 75 70 25
Female 3 63 61 37 5 76 71 24 4 84 80 16
Male - 61 61 39 2 57 54 43 7 66 59 34
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black - 40 40 60 - 46 46 54 3 57 53 43
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
Native Hawaiian < < < <
White 2 75 73 25 7 86 79 14 8 84 76 16
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 30 30 70 - 40 40 60 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged - 51 51 49 - 57 57 43 3 67 64 33
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 17 72 55 28 4 76 72 24 2 48 47 52
Female 26 78 52 22 7 84 77 16 2 49 46 51
Male 10 68 58 32 - 67 67 33 - 48 48 52
Black 7 73 67 27 - 60 60 40 - 32 32 68
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 23 78 55 23 6 81 75 19 3 58 55 43
Two or more races < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 8 62 54 38 - 65 65 35 4 42 38 58
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 13 81 69 19 9 80 71 20 13 82 69 18
Female 13 80 67 20 11 84 74 16 17 83 66 17
Male 12 82 70 18 8 77 69 23 10 81 71 19
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 4 69 65 31 5 71 66 29 6 69 63 31
Hispanic 21 76 55 24 9 72 63 28 4 92 88 8
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 18 89 72 11 12 87 75 13 19 89 70 11
Two or more races 14 86 71 14 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 4 41 37 59 1 38 37 62 8 47 39 53
Economically Disadvantaged 7 74 68 26 4 73 69 27 8 76 67 24
English Learners 33 67 33 33 8 50 42 50 < < < <
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 25 87 62 13 15 81 66 19 26 98 72 2
Female 30 85 55 15 14 76 62 24 36 100 64 0
Male 21 90 69 10 15 85 70 15 18 96 78 4
Black 11 79 68 21 5 77 72 23 12 94 82 6
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
White 33 98 64 2 24 88 63 12 39 100 61 0
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 44 44 56 - 18 18 82 17 100 83 0
Economically Disadvantaged 14 81 67 19 3 74 71 26 16 96 80 4
English Learners < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
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 6 62 56 38 5 69 64 31 9 71 62 29
Female 11 66 55 34 4 77 72 23 8 65 56 35
Male 2 59 57 41 6 62 56 38 10 78 68 22
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 3 38 35 63 5 59 54 41 6 50 44 50
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 9 76 67 24 6 75 70 25 12 81 68 19
Students with Disabilities 13 17 4 83 7 36 29 64 23 31 8 69
Economically Disadvantaged 2 53 52 47 5 64 59 36 8 55 47 45
English Learners < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Biology Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 7 86 79 14 9 85 76 15 8 75 67 25
Female 6 79 73 21 8 88 80 12 15 88 73 12
Male 8 92 83 8 9 82 73 18 2 64 62 36
Black 5 80 75 20 - 78 78 22 - 56 56 44
Hispanic < < < < 9 64 55 36 < < < <
White 10 92 81 8 14 91 77 9 16 91 75 9
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 45 45 55 - 59 59 41 - 10 10 90
Economically Disadvantaged 2 76 75 24 4 77 74 23 2 67 65 33
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
Chemistry Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 10 88 78 13 15 94 79 6 16 82 65 18
Female 8 85 77 15 22 89 67 11 24 86 62 14
Male 14 93 79 7 5 100 95 0 11 79 68 21
Black < 100 < 0 25 83 58 17 10 70 60 30
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 10 86 76 14 10 97 87 3 20 86 66 14
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 18 91 73 9 < < < < 7 80 73 20
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 14 87 72 13 6 80 73 20 10 84 74 16
Female 11 86 75 14 10 92 81 8 12 84 72 16
Male 18 87 69 13 3 70 67 30 8 85 77 15
Black - 74 74 26 2 65 63 35 5 74 68 26
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
White 24 94 71 6 11 89 79 11 14 89 75 11
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 67 67 33 - 32 32 68 - 67 67 33
Economically Disadvantaged 7 85 78 15 3 76 72 24 7 79 72 21
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 12 74 62 26 15 78 63 22 11 76 65 24
Female 11 73 63 27 15 81 66 19 12 78 66 22
Male 14 75 61 25 16 75 59 25 10 74 65 26
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 7 61 54 39 10 66 57 34 7 62 55 38
Hispanic 19 77 58 23 18 75 57 25 13 79 67 21
White 16 83 67 17 19 87 68 13 13 86 73 14
Two or more races < < < < 25 75 50 25 13 80 67 20
Students with Disabilities 6 48 41 53 4 39 36 61 7 47 41 53
Economically Disadvantaged 8 67 59 33 12 67 56 33 8 65 57 35
English Learners < < < < 31 69 38 31 25 69 44 31
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 4 65 61 35 6 76 71 24 4 75 71 25
Female 3 58 55 42 2 75 74 25 8 74 66 26
Male 5 75 69 25 9 77 68 23 - 75 75 25
Black - 49 49 51 4 67 62 33 - 61 61 39
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 7 78 71 22 7 85 78 15 5 81 75 19
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 7 50 43 50 < < < < - 50 50 50
Economically Disadvantaged - 55 55 45 2 55 53 45 4 61 57 39
English Learners < < < < < < < <
World History I Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 21 81 60 19 10 73 63 27 13 77 65 23
Female 16 77 61 23 16 84 69 16 16 86 71 14
Male 27 85 58 15 5 63 58 37 10 70 60 30
Black 5 74 70 26 3 58 55 42 10 69 59 31
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 30 83 53 17 15 84 69 16 16 85 69 15
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 7 64 57 36 - 28 28 72 - 33 33 67
Economically Disadvantaged 14 77 63 23 5 62 57 38 11 68 56 32
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 96 88 4 < < < <
Female - 100 100 0 < < < <
Male 14 93 79 7 < 100 < 0
Black < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0
White 6 100 94 0 < 100 < 0
Two or more races < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < 100 < 0
Economically Disadvantaged < 100 < 0 < < < <
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 62 60 38 6 71 66 29 5 68 63 32
Female 2 64 62 36 2 79 77 21 2 60 58 40
Male 2 60 58 40 9 64 55 36 8 75 68 25
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black - 39 39 61 2 60 58 40 3 46 43 54
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 4 76 72 24 9 82 73 18 7 81 74 19
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 15 15 85 - 38 38 62 - 27 27 73
Economically Disadvantaged 2 54 52 46 5 62 57 38 - 51 51 49
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
Civics & Econ Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 8 74 66 26 12 80 67 20 9 79 70 21
Female 9 81 72 19 7 74 67 26 10 82 72 18
Male 8 67 60 33 17 85 67 15 8 75 68 25
Black 8 61 53 39 3 63 60 37 4 67 62 33
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 9 82 73 18 16 88 72 12 11 93 82 7
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 38 38 62 < < < < - 33 33 67
Economically Disadvantaged 7 67 60 33 4 70 65 30 3 69 66 31
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 27 85 58 15 46 94 48 6 20 79 59 21
Female 21 83 62 17 53 95 43 5 20 85 65 15
Male 33 87 54 13 40 93 53 7 20 73 53 27
Black 21 79 59 21 38 91 53 9 12 61 49 39
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 30 89 60 11 54 97 44 3 24 92 68 8
Students with Disabilities - 70 70 30 - 67 67 33 - 67 67 33
Economically Disadvantaged 17 80 63 20 40 90 50 10 11 70 59 30
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: 92.94 State: 89.72 Division: 87.64 State: 88.34 Division: 89.87 State: 88.19

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

2015-20162016-20172017-2018
State3,4624,2272,762
Division000
Number of recently arrived English language learners exempted from state reading assessments

Enrollment

Fall Membership by Grade

Grade 2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Pre-kindergarten766485
Kindergarten849876
Grade 1867890
Grade 2918878
Grade 3929289
Grade 41009093
Grade 5949187
Grade 69610286
Grade 710392101
Grade 810610098
Grade 9129109115
Grade 10115124100
Grade 1111099122
Grade 129511194
Total Students1,3771,3381,314
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

2017 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 2015-20162016-20172017-2018
All Students137713381314
Female645636612
Male732702702
Asian546
Black531521535
Hispanic818387
Native Hawaiian333
White714680639
Two or more races434744
Students with Disabilities182192203
Not Students with Disabilities119511461111
Economically Disadvantaged808705716
Not Economically Disadvantaged569633598
English Learners414545
Not English Learners133612931269
Military Connected669
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 51 55 6 0 5 1
State 50979 36013 2733 1046 5404 1786
Female Division 30 19 0 0 3 0
State 27837 15823 920 366 1922 656
Male Division 21 36 6 0 2 1
State 23142 20190 1813 680 3482 1130
Black Division 15 29 2 0 0 0
State 7955 11090 1111 244 1359 744
Hispanic Division < < < < 0 <
State 5086 5583 317 105 2172 323
Native Hawaiian Division < < < < 0 <
State 82 60 1 2 3 4
White Division 33 24 4 0 5 0
State 30218 16420 1139 617 1589 596
Two or more races Division < < < < 0 <
State 2468 1542 87 58 163 73
Students with Disabilities Division 1 3 6 0 2 0
State 1056 6505 2733 136 1108 108
Economically Disadvantaged Division 12 33 4 0 3 1
State 10704 17342 1680 460 2640 1096
Military Connected Division < < < < 0 <
State 1941 1108 47 11 38 25
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 Students11811294.911294.954.2
Female524994.24994.235.8
Male666395.56395.523
Black46461004610000
Hispanic0<<<<00
Native Hawaiian0<100<10000
White666192.46192.457.6
Two or more races0<100<10000
Students with Disabilities121083.31083.3216.7
Economically Disadvantaged534992.54992.535.7
Military Connected0<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 Taken41 / 9.13%29 / 6.55%38 / 8.82%
Advanced Placement Course Enrollment41 / 9.13%29 / 6.55%38 / 8.82%
Dual Enrollment212 / 47.22%234 / 52.82%250 / 58%
Governor’s School Enrollment21 / 4.68%20 / 4.51%24 / 5.57%
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 86 50 42
State 82482 57560 30
Female Division 33 21 36
State 41546 31230 25
Male Division 53 29 45
State 40936 26330 36
Black Division 33 15 55
State 18272 11640 36
Hispanic Division 0 < 100
State 8547 5341 38
White Division 50 32 36
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 35 19 46
State 23515 13119 44
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
NOCTI AssessmentsDivision---
 State413936233471
State LicensuresDivision41-
 State179019641412
Industry CertificationDivision159148131
 State100544109590103892
Workplace ReadinessDivision1598971
 State307754231350242
Total Credentials EarnedDivision322238202
 State137248157490159017
Students Earning One or More CredentialsDivision209177166
 State109089126113127744
CTE CompletersDivision646767
 State424044051640514
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
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
63.9 64.8 64.1

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
2014-20157,587.002,955.00949.00
2015-20168,012.003,003.00928.00
2016-20178,631.003,206.00937.00

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

Percent of Students Absent

Percent of Students Absent 2017-2018 School Year:

NOTE TO USERS: THIS DATA AND PRESENTATION ABOVE DO NOT REFLECT THE FORMULA USED TO CALCULATE CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM INDICATORS FOR STATE ACCREDITATION AND ESSA. THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE REVISED WITH THE ADDITION OF ESSA INDICATORS ON DECEMBER 31, 2018.

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
2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Subgroup 0%-10%10%-15%15%-20%20+% 0%-10%10%-15%15%-20%20+% 0%-10%10%-15%15%-20%20+% 0%-10%10%-15%15%-20%20+%
All Students11811394139112412049531150109364311031043952
Female578681820537461932557561220532421424
Male603712319587743021593532423571622528
Asian0000000000000000
Black44754141544351191146143119440401818
Hispanic68721676137262172210
Native Hawaiian0000000000000000
White631742222577592637575541829548531932
Two or more races27431294323565436811
Students with Disabilities1482487151269131592614915722915
Economically Disadvantaged667942921628833539639843029606783434
English Learners31100355024241042210
Homeless00000000
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

2016-2017 Offenses
  Number of Offenses
Offenses Against Student 16
Offenses Against Staff <
Weapons Offenses <
Property Offenses <
All Other Offenses <
Other Offenses Against Persons 79
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses 131
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Offenses <
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
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Subgroup % Population% Short Term Suspensions% Population% Short Term Suspensions% Population% Short Term Suspensions
American Indian
Asian0.2810.3630.470.307
Black38.56464.9738.56253.7440.01555.21
Hispanic5.2081.915.8825.616.3754.91
Native Hawaiian0.2810.640.2180.470.230.61
White53.20231.8551.85238.7952.22733.13
Two or more races2.4630.643.1230.933.616.13
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
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Subgroup % Population% Long Term Suspensions% Population% Long Term Suspensions% Population% Long Term Suspensions
American Indian
Asian0.2810.3630.307
Black38.5645038.56240.015
Hispanic5.2085.8826.375
Native Hawaiian0.2810.2180.23
White53.2025051.85210052.227
Two or more races2.4633.1233.61
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
  2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Subgroup % Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions
American Indian
Asian0.2810.3630.307
Black38.56438.56240.015
Hispanic5.2085.8826.375
Native Hawaiian0.2810.2180.23
White53.20251.85252.227
Two or more races2.4633.1233.61
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 56.8856.3553.96
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 38.4137.3547.37
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 74.0672.6170.22
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: 12.19 : 1

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2016-2017 Grades 8-12 Student Teacher Ratio: 9.74 : 1

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Provisionally Licensed Teachers

Provisionally Licensed Teachers
  2016-20172017-2018
Provisional7%8%
Provisional Special Education2%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
2015-201648%48%2%2%
2016-201749%48%2%1%
2017-201854%42%1%3%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
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