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Prince Edward County Public Schools

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Division: Prince Edward County Public Schools
Address: 35 Eagle Drive Farmville, VA 23901-9011
Superintendent: Dr. Barbara A Johnson
Region: 8
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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 11 68 56 32 11 62 51 38 9 64 54 36
Female 13 71 58 29 13 66 53 34 12 66 54 34
Male 10 65 55 35 10 59 49 41 7 61 54 39
American Indian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Asian 29 86 57 14 40 90 50 10 29 86 57 14
Black 5 60 55 40 6 55 48 45 5 54 49 46
Hispanic 11 75 64 25 12 65 53 35 9 56 47 44
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 20 79 58 21 18 74 56 26 15 78 63 22
Two or more races 14 57 43 43 19 48 30 52 11 63 53 37
Students with Disabilities 7 25 18 75 9 26 18 74 5 23 18 77
Economically Disadvantaged 6 60 54 40 6 55 49 45 5 57 51 43
English Learners < < < < < < < < 10 43 33 57
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 12 62 50 38 9 47 37 53 15 58 43 42
Female 14 68 54 32 12 52 40 48 17 63 46 37
Male 11 58 47 42 6 42 35 58 13 53 40 47
Black 7 52 45 48 6 36 29 64 8 52 43 48
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 21 79 58 21 15 62 48 38 25 75 50 25
Two or more races < < < < 10 40 30 60 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 7 29 21 71 - 22 22 78 - 14 14 86
Economically Disadvantaged 8 56 48 44 6 39 34 61 7 54 47 46
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
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 20 71 50 29 14 60 47 40 8 60 52 40
Female 28 82 54 18 15 67 52 33 11 60 49 40
Male 14 62 47 38 13 55 42 45 6 60 54 40
Black 12 59 47 41 6 52 46 48 8 51 44 49
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 33 86 53 14 29 81 52 19 12 69 57 31
Two or more races < < < < < < < < - 67 67 33
Students with Disabilities 6 24 18 76 - 36 36 64 5 24 19 76
Economically Disadvantaged 9 64 55 36 7 53 45 47 8 54 46 46
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 15 60 46 40 13 61 48 39 12 51 39 49
Female 17 56 39 44 21 69 48 31 14 59 44 41
Male 13 65 53 35 8 55 47 45 11 45 35 55
Asian < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 9 49 40 51 5 53 48 47 5 37 32 63
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 24 78 55 22 20 70 50 30 19 76 57 24
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 17 17 - 83 6 22 17 78 6 19 13 81
Economically Disadvantaged 11 54 43 46 7 54 48 46 7 43 36 57
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 13 63 50 37 14 70 56 30 14 63 49 37
Female 13 64 51 36 14 67 53 33 24 70 46 30
Male 14 63 48 38 15 75 60 25 6 57 51 43
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Black 4 57 53 43 10 64 53 36 6 56 49 44
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 25 70 46 30 18 82 64 18 24 72 48 28
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 10 30 20 70 20 20 - 80 5 15 10 85
Economically Disadvantaged 7 57 50 43 10 67 57 33 7 53 46 47
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
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 11 74 63 26 16 69 53 31 10 75 65 25
Female 11 83 72 17 16 71 55 29 11 78 67 22
Male 11 65 54 35 16 67 51 33 9 72 64 28
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 6 72 65 28 7 60 53 40 4 66 62 34
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 19 74 55 26 25 77 53 23 19 88 69 12
Students with Disabilities 6 19 13 81 15 30 15 70 14 36 21 64
Economically Disadvantaged 5 66 61 34 11 63 51 38 5 70 65 30
English Learners < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
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 8 62 54 38 7 51 43 49 5 63 58 37
Female 11 68 57 32 10 56 46 44 6 63 57 37
Male 4 55 51 45 5 47 41 53 3 63 60 38
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black - 54 54 46 6 43 36 58 3 49 47 51
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 13 70 57 30 9 59 50 41 7 81 74 19
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 5 19 14 81 10 14 5 86 7 22 15 78
Economically Disadvantaged 3 52 49 48 1 41 40 59 3 53 50 47
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 3 83 80 17 7 78 72 22 3 72 69 28
Female 3 83 81 17 5 78 73 22 5 70 65 30
Male 2 82 80 18 8 79 71 21 - 74 74 26
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black - 76 76 24 3 72 68 28 1 64 63 36
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 7 98 91 2 12 88 76 12 5 86 81 14
Students with Disabilities - 36 36 64 13 44 31 56 - 40 40 60
Economically Disadvantaged 1 76 75 24 - 75 75 25 - 67 67 33
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

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 11 65 53 35 14 67 52 33 11 66 55 34
Female 18 73 55 27 16 71 55 29 13 67 54 33
Male 5 56 51 44 13 63 50 37 10 65 55 35
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black 4 56 52 44 8 60 52 40 7 60 53 40
Hispanic < < < < < < < < 6 63 56 38
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 22 77 55 23 25 76 51 24 16 74 58 26
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 17 17 83 18 34 16 66 2 27 25 73
Economically Disadvantaged 6 56 50 44 6 54 48 46 7 56 50 44
English Learners < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
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 55 44 45 11 53 42 47 12 56 44 44
Female 18 66 48 34 15 61 45 39 14 58 44 42
Male 5 44 39 56 8 47 39 53 10 53 43 47
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black 6 46 39 54 9 47 38 53 8 44 36 56
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 14 66 52 34 16 60 44 40 14 68 54 32
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 10 10 90 5 23 18 77 4 18 14 82
Economically Disadvantaged 6 45 40 55 6 42 36 58 8 45 37 55
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 11 72 61 28 17 78 61 22 11 75 64 25
Female 17 79 62 21 16 79 62 21 12 75 63 25
Male 6 66 60 34 18 78 60 23 10 75 65 25
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black 3 64 61 36 8 71 63 29 7 72 65 28
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 30 88 58 12 32 90 58 10 17 78 62 22
Students with Disabilities - 29 29 71 38 50 13 50 - 44 44 56
Economically Disadvantaged 7 67 60 33 5 68 62 32 6 67 62 33
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

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 13 67 55 33 10 64 54 36 8 58 49 42
Female 15 72 56 28 10 67 56 33 9 63 55 37
Male 10 63 53 37 9 61 52 39 8 53 44 47
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Asian 46 85 38 15 43 93 50 7 18 82 65 18
Black 6 62 56 38 4 59 54 41 4 51 48 49
Hispanic 11 77 66 23 12 65 53 35 11 57 46 43
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 22 74 52 26 17 70 54 30 15 67 52 33
Two or more races 13 73 60 27 10 65 55 35 10 63 53 38
Students with Disabilities 8 25 17 75 8 24 16 76 6 19 13 81
Economically Disadvantaged 7 61 53 39 6 59 54 41 5 52 47 48
English Learners < < < < < < < < 4 54 50 46
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 14 67 54 33 4 54 49 46 8 65 58 35
Female 22 77 55 23 4 58 54 42 7 70 63 30
Male 7 60 53 40 5 49 44 51 9 60 51 40
Black 6 57 51 43 4 47 43 53 5 59 54 41
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 31 81 50 19 5 65 60 35 11 82 70 18
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 7 43 36 57 6 22 17 78 - 10 10 90
Economically Disadvantaged 6 62 55 38 4 51 47 49 5 62 56 38
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
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 34 76 42 24 28 72 45 28 19 73 55 27
Female 40 84 44 16 32 81 48 19 23 79 56 21
Male 29 71 41 29 24 66 42 34 15 68 53 32
Black 21 69 49 31 16 70 54 30 10 68 58 33
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 47 85 38 15 54 80 27 20 31 77 46 23
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < 17 92 75 8
Students with Disabilities 12 35 24 65 - 36 36 64 14 43 29 57
Economically Disadvantaged 28 72 45 28 21 69 48 31 17 75 58 25
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 15 61 47 39 19 62 42 38 11 48 37 52
Female 16 64 48 36 24 66 42 34 13 59 46 41
Male 13 58 45 42 16 59 43 41 9 39 29 61
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 6 52 46 48 5 50 45 50 5 39 34 61
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 29 75 46 25 36 75 40 25 21 64 43 36
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 8 8 - 92 6 12 6 88 6 6 - 94
Economically Disadvantaged 8 54 46 46 10 53 43 47 6 41 35 59
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 19 69 50 31 11 74 63 26 6 55 49 45
Female 19 68 49 32 14 73 59 27 8 66 58 34
Male 18 69 52 31 7 75 68 25 5 46 42 54
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 8 66 58 34 2 69 66 31 1 44 43 56
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 31 69 38 31 20 82 62 18 13 68 55 32
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities 20 35 15 65 10 30 20 70 - 15 15 85
Economically Disadvantaged 10 62 52 38 8 69 61 31 4 46 42 54
English Learners < < < < < 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 5 55 50 45 3 56 53 44 2 37 35 63
Female 6 62 57 38 2 60 58 40 - 34 34 66
Male 5 48 44 52 5 51 46 49 4 40 36 60
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 5 52 47 48 3 53 50 47 - 33 33 67
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 3 55 53 45 3 57 53 43 6 45 39 55
Students with Disabilities 6 18 12 82 12 24 12 76 7 14 7 86
Economically Disadvantaged 4 51 48 49 3 54 51 46 1 35 34 65
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 3 53 50 47 2 63 61 37 5 68 63 32
Female 4 63 59 37 4 68 65 32 6 72 66 28
Male 2 42 40 58 1 59 58 41 3 64 60 36
Black - 47 47 53 4 59 55 41 1 67 66 33
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 9 64 55 36 - 65 65 35 7 72 65 28
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 19 19 81 10 24 14 76 4 13 8 88
Economically Disadvantaged 1 49 47 51 - 60 60 40 3 66 62 34
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 3 69 66 31 5 63 58 37 1 44 43 56
Female 3 71 67 29 3 63 60 37 2 53 51 47
Male 2 67 65 33 8 63 55 37 1 36 35 64
American Indian < 100 < 0
Asian < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black 1 70 69 30 - 57 57 43 1 39 38 61
Hispanic < < < < < < < < - 60 60 40
White 6 68 62 32 13 69 56 31 3 47 45 53
Students with Disabilities - 8 8 92 7 25 18 75 - - - 100
Economically Disadvantaged - 58 58 42 1 58 57 42 - 40 40 60
Geometry Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 9 65 56 35 5 54 49 46 12 54 41 46
Female 14 68 54 32 5 56 52 44 9 53 43 47
Male 4 61 57 39 5 52 48 48 16 55 39 45
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Black 3 54 51 46 - 49 49 51 3 40 37 60
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0
White 16 80 64 20 10 59 49 41 22 68 46 32
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < 27 45 18 55
Economically Disadvantaged 4 60 57 40 - 47 47 53 5 42 37 58
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 10 93 83 7 8 80 71 20 13 86 72 14
Female 15 94 79 6 8 78 70 22 11 85 74 15
Male 5 93 88 7 8 81 73 19 16 86 70 14
Black 5 95 89 5 - 73 73 27 6 88 82 12
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 16 90 74 10 16 86 70 14 21 86 64 14
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Economically Disadvantaged - 91 91 9 - 79 79 21 6 85 79 15
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 11 77 66 23 8 68 60 32 6 64 58 36
Female 11 76 66 24 9 69 60 31 7 64 57 36
Male 10 78 67 22 8 68 60 32 5 63 59 37
Asian < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Black 5 70 65 30 3 59 56 41 1 52 51 48
Hispanic 7 80 73 20 11 74 63 26 3 60 57 40
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 17 88 70 12 14 80 66 20 12 81 68 19
Two or more races < < < < < < < < 7 73 67 27
Students with Disabilities 5 26 21 74 3 29 27 71 4 21 17 79
Economically Disadvantaged 7 71 64 29 3 59 56 41 2 55 52 45
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
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 17 70 53 30 12 59 46 41 4 48 43 52
Female 15 64 49 36 14 60 47 40 8 56 48 44
Male 20 76 56 24 11 57 46 43 1 41 40 59
Asian < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 11 59 48 41 3 44 41 56 1 32 30 68
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 27 87 60 13 21 75 55 25 9 72 63 28
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 17 25 8 75 - 17 17 83 6 25 19 75
Economically Disadvantaged 13 63 50 37 5 51 46 49 2 37 35 63
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 15 73 57 27 9 76 67 24 12 68 56 32
Female 19 74 55 26 10 73 63 27 9 65 56 35
Male 12 71 59 29 8 79 71 21 15 71 56 29
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 8 63 56 37 9 69 60 31 3 55 52 45
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 20 84 64 16 11 85 75 15 23 82 60 18
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 29 29 71 10 43 33 57 11 19 7 81
Economically Disadvantaged 8 65 57 35 5 70 66 30 7 60 53 40
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 81 79 19 7 68 60 32 2 65 63 35
Female 2 85 83 15 9 67 58 33 3 62 59 38
Male 1 76 74 24 6 68 63 32 1 68 67 32
Black 1 76 75 24 - 61 61 39 1 57 56 43
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 3 90 86 10 15 76 61 24 5 77 73 23
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 8 8 92 - 11 11 89
Economically Disadvantaged - 77 77 23 1 60 59 40 1 60 59 40
Chemistry Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 20 93 73 7 12 87 75 13 17 87 70 13
Female 16 90 73 10 9 87 78 13 24 79 55 21
Male 26 97 71 3 18 86 68 14 5 100 95 0
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 7 88 80 12 4 80 76 20 - 83 83 17
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 34 98 63 2 20 94 74 6 28 88 60 12
Students with Disabilities < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 13 90 77 10 6 78 72 22 - 83 83 17
English Learners < 100 < 0
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 2 74 72 26 - 52 52 48 3 64 62 36
Female 3 70 67 30 - 50 50 50 3 67 63 33
Male 2 79 77 21 - 54 54 46 1 61 60 39
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black - 70 70 30 - 45 45 55 - 51 51 49
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 6 83 77 17 - 69 69 31 6 87 81 13
Students with Disabilities - 8 8 92 - 22 22 78 - 14 14 86
Economically Disadvantaged - 72 72 28 - 46 46 54 1 55 54 45
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 18 80 62 20 16 77 61 23 12 66 54 34
Female 17 79 62 21 16 77 61 23 12 66 54 34
Male 18 80 62 20 17 78 61 22 12 66 54 34
American Indian < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < < 40 90 50 10
Black 11 75 64 25 9 70 61 30 4 56 52 44
Hispanic 18 65 47 35 21 84 63 16 17 73 57 27
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 25 87 62 13 24 86 62 14 21 77 56 23
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 7 79 71 21
Students with Disabilities - 23 23 77 5 35 29 65 2 26 23 74
Economically Disadvantaged 13 75 62 25 10 73 63 27 7 58 51 42
English Learners < < < < < < < < - 60 60 40
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 10 86 77 14 7 83 76 17 7 72 65 28
Female 8 84 76 16 4 80 76 20 5 75 70 25
Male 11 88 77 12 11 87 76 13 10 69 60 31
Asian < 100 < 0 < < < <
Black 4 82 78 18 1 76 75 24 2 68 66 32
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 18 95 77 5 16 93 76 7 14 79 66 21
Students with Disabilities - 55 55 45 < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 8 81 73 19 3 78 76 22 3 67 64 33
English Learners < 100 < 0 < < < <
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 6 72 66 28 12 76 64 24 2 47 45 53
Female 6 71 65 29 14 71 57 29 2 48 46 52
Male 6 73 67 27 10 81 71 19 2 46 44 54
American Indian < 100 < 0
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 3 67 64 33 1 66 65 34 1 35 34 65
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Native Hawaiian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 9 79 70 21 19 85 66 15 5 60 55 40
Students with Disabilities - - - 100 4 35 30 65 - 8 8 92
Economically Disadvantaged 2 67 65 33 4 69 65 31 1 36 35 64
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 9 78 68 22 7 66 59 34 11 66 55 34
Female 7 73 66 27 5 68 62 32 15 66 52 34
Male 13 85 73 15 8 63 55 37 7 67 60 33
Black 5 71 66 29 4 59 54 41 2 53 51 47
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
White 17 90 73 10 10 77 67 23 13 80 67 20
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 2 67 65 33 1 61 59 39 4 53 49 47
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 22 74 53 26 13 78 65 22 15 70 55 30
Female 28 76 48 24 13 81 67 19 14 67 53 33
Male 15 73 58 27 14 76 62 24 15 73 58 27
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 10 68 57 32 10 71 61 29 4 58 55 42
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 31 83 52 17 21 87 66 13 29 82 53 18
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 6 6 94 - 33 33 67 8 19 12 81
Economically Disadvantaged 10 71 60 29 7 71 64 29 6 62 56 38
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 42 89 47 11 40 86 46 14 27 74 47 26
Female 36 92 55 8 48 92 43 8 31 74 44 26
Male 49 87 38 13 34 81 47 19 24 75 51 25
Asian < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Black 33 85 51 15 28 78 50 22 13 68 55 32
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 57 96 39 4 56 94 39 6 52 83 31 17
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 40 40 60 6 44 39 56 - 40 40 60
Economically Disadvantaged 36 87 51 13 31 83 52 17 18 70 52 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: 91.33 State: 89.72 Division: 86.84 State: 88.34 Division: 85.33 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-kindergarten1088881
Kindergarten152170152
Grade 1147155147
Grade 2161155148
Grade 3147161146
Grade 4130144163
Grade 5144146138
Grade 6151153147
Grade 7145144154
Grade 8148151154
Grade 9190163185
Grade 10167190166
Grade 11146161138
Grade 12168153141
Total Students2,1042,1342,060
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 Students210421342060
Female103510521045
Male106910821015
American Indian223
Asian263027
Black119212121151
Hispanic557774
Native Hawaiian556
White782755742
Two or more races425357
Students with Disabilities287300288
Not Students with Disabilities181718341772
Economically Disadvantaged134514221308
Not Economically Disadvantaged759712752
English Learners293135
Not English Learners207521032025
Military Connected16128
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 50 78 14 3 10 4
State 50979 36013 2733 1046 5404 1786
Female Division 32 41 7 1 2 0
State 27837 15823 920 366 1922 656
Male Division 18 37 7 2 8 4
State 23142 20190 1813 680 3482 1130
Black Division 24 48 9 1 5 2
State 7955 11090 1111 244 1359 744
Hispanic Division < < < < < <
State 5086 5583 317 105 2172 323
White Division 26 27 5 2 4 2
State 30218 16420 1139 617 1589 596
Students with Disabilities Division 0 5 14 0 4 2
State 1056 6505 2733 136 1108 108
Economically Disadvantaged Division 22 50 9 2 3 0
State 10704 17342 1680 460 2640 1096
English Learners Division < < < < < <
State 1418 3757 272 31 1847 115
Foster Care Division < < < < < <
State 35 175 31 10 56 15
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 Students15914289.314792.5106.3
Female838096.48197.622.4
Male766281.66686.8810.5
Black8981918393.355.6
Hispanic0<<<<<<
White665887.96192.446.1
Students with Disabilities2519762184416
Economically Disadvantaged868194.28396.533.5
English Learners0<<<<<<
Foster Care0<<<<<<
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 Taken36 / 5.37%35 / 5.25%5 / .79%
Advanced Placement Course Enrollment48 / 7.15%46 / 6.9%29 / 4.6%
Dual Enrollment163 / 24.29%151 / 22.64%148 / 23.49%
Governor’s School Enrollment13 / 1.94%11 / 1.65%13 / 2.06%
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 143 97 32
State 82482 57560 30
Female Division 73 52 29
State 41546 31230 25
Male Division 70 45 36
State 40936 26330 36
Asian Division 0 < 100
State 5492 4724 14
Black Division 82 54 34
State 18272 11640 36
Hispanic Division 0 < 100
State 8547 5341 38
White Division 57 40 30
State 46319 33154 28
Students with Disabilities Division 0 < 100
State 5986 3008 50
Economically Disadvantaged Division 72 46 36
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-6-
 State413936233471
State LicensuresDivision663
 State179019641412
Industry CertificationDivision198238246
 State100544109590103892
Workplace ReadinessDivision--22
 State307754231350242
Total Credentials EarnedDivision204250271
 State137248157490159017
Students Earning One or More CredentialsDivision152213199
 State109089126113127744
CTE CompletersDivision1158876
 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
2013-2014
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 59 78 12 15.4%
2014-2015
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 45 85 44 51.8%
2015-2016
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 36 57 22 38.6%
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
61.6 60.5 61

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
2014-20153,774.006,276.001,233.00
2015-20164,030.006,354.001,131.00
2016-20173,284.006,780.001,214.00

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 Students183518690107175418880108173421793112174217687103
Female9169645468609534578491124246869905051
Male9199045618949346518851055166873863752
American Indian0000000000000000
Asian19200281002611028000
Black10539150581002106424996912053739491085457
Hispanic62413524236195363654
Native Hawaiian0000000000000000
White656873745628703556625843035639582639
Two or more races37221386104634155423
Students with Disabilities234271516219251615239351719239251717
Economically Disadvantaged11731377480114814269801132169647010591316254
English Learners22100263032840032400
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 61
Offenses Against Staff 14
Weapons Offenses <
Property Offenses <
All Other Offenses <
Other Offenses Against Persons 117
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses 132
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Offenses 13
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
  2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Short Term Suspensions% Population% Short Term Suspensions% Population% Short Term Suspensions
American Indian0.0950.320.0940.146
Asian1.2361.4060.271.311
Black56.65477.0256.79572.2555.90172.64
Hispanic2.6140.973.6082.23.5940.47
Native Hawaiian0.2380.2340.291
White37.16721.0435.3821.736.03722.64
Two or more races1.9960.652.4843.572.7684.25
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
  2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Long Term Suspensions% Population% Long Term Suspensions% Population% Long Term Suspensions
American Indian0.0950.0940.146
Asian1.2361.4061.311
Black56.65485.7156.79566.6755.90150
Hispanic2.6143.6083.59450
Native Hawaiian0.2380.2340.291
White37.16714.2935.3833.3336.037
Two or more races1.9962.4842.768
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
  2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Subgroup % Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions% Population% Expulsions
American Indian0.0950.0940.146
Asian1.2361.4061.311
Black56.65433.3356.79555.901
Hispanic2.6143.6083.594
Native Hawaiian0.2380.2340.291
White37.16766.6735.3836.037
Two or more races1.9962.4842.768
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 64.6565.6567.22
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

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 40.8140.4837.46
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 74.7569.7168.96
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

Teacher Quality

Student-Teacher Ratio

2016-2017 Grades K-7 Student Teacher Ratio: 10.49 : 1

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2016-2017 Grades 8-12 Student Teacher Ratio: 11.29 : 1

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Provisionally Licensed Teachers

Provisionally Licensed Teachers
  2016-20172017-2018
Provisional12%16%
Provisional Special Education3%5%
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
2015-201646%49%2%3%
2016-201750%45%2%3%
2017-201853%43%2%2%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
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