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Rappahannock County Public Schools

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Division: Rappahannock County Public Schools
Address: 6 Schoolhouse Road Washington, VA 22747
Superintendent: Dr. Shannon Grimsley
Region: 4
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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 14 78 64 22 16 82 66 18 14 81 68 19
Female 17 80 64 20 15 83 68 17 15 83 68 17
Male 12 76 64 24 16 81 65 19 13 80 68 20
Black 9 36 27 64 17 83 67 17 < < < <
Hispanic 26 70 44 30 4 68 64 32 4 59 56 41
White 15 81 67 19 17 83 66 17 15 85 70 15
Two or more races 4 54 50 46 - 70 70 30 - 64 64 36
Students with Disabilities 13 38 25 62 18 43 25 57 13 51 38 49
Economically Disadvantaged 8 65 57 35 5 70 65 30 6 70 65 30
English Learners 8 50 42 50 - 50 50 50 - 29 29 71
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 6 77 70 23 16 79 63 21 11 60 49 40
Female 15 81 67 19 13 77 65 23 16 61 45 39
Male - 73 73 27 19 81 63 19 4 58 54 42
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 8 79 72 21 17 78 62 22 12 65 53 35
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged - 54 54 46 11 58 47 42 - 53 53 47
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 11 65 54 35 17 83 67 17 21 79 58 21
Female 8 68 60 32 30 91 61 9 15 85 70 15
Male 13 63 50 37 8 78 70 22 26 74 49 26
Black < < < < < < < <
White 13 72 58 28 21 88 67 13 22 81 59 19
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 5 43 38 57 4 63 58 38 - 53 53 47
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 30 72 42 28 16 75 59 25 23 88 65 12
Female 32 72 40 28 13 75 63 25 35 91 57 9
Male 29 71 43 29 18 76 58 24 16 86 70 14
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 36 82 47 18 17 79 62 21 27 92 65 8
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 10 20 10 80 20 40 20 60 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 17 61 43 39 5 64 59 36 9 74 65 26
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 12 78 66 22 22 78 56 22 9 82 73 18
Female 12 76 65 24 22 83 61 17 8 88 79 13
Male 13 80 68 20 23 74 52 26 10 79 69 21
Black < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 11 83 71 17 26 80 54 20 11 87 76 13
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 8 69 62 31 5 74 68 26 - 70 70 30
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 19 81 63 19 11 84 73 16 13 85 72 15
Female 21 91 71 9 6 82 76 18 14 73 59 27
Male 17 70 53 30 15 85 70 15 13 94 81 6
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 18 84 65 16 13 87 74 13 16 93 77 7
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 30 60 30 40 < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 9 74 65 26 4 76 72 24 13 81 69 19
English Learners < 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 15 81 66 19 22 78 57 22 12 87 75 13
Female 15 80 65 20 14 80 66 20 17 87 70 13
Male 14 82 68 18 30 77 47 23 8 87 79 13
Black < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 13 80 67 20 22 78 55 22 12 90 78 10
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < 30 40 10 60 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 13 83 70 17 - 65 65 35 13 88 75 13
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 11 89 78 11 9 92 83 8 7 87 79 13
Female 17 90 73 10 14 91 77 9 3 94 91 6
Male 7 88 81 12 5 93 88 8 11 80 69 20
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 9 88 79 12 9 92 83 8 8 87 79 13
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < 20 40 20 60
Economically Disadvantaged 6 71 65 29 5 89 84 11 8 77 69 23
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 26 76 51 24 26 80 54 20 25 84 59 16
Female 32 80 48 20 37 87 49 13 34 91 56 9
Male 20 73 54 27 15 73 58 27 17 79 61 21
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 26 76 50 24 25 80 55 20 26 88 62 12
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities - 20 20 80 - 44 44 56 15 54 38 46
Economically Disadvantaged 8 65 56 35 12 64 52 36 21 70 48 30
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 21 70 48 30 17 72 55 28 30 81 51 19
Female 23 74 51 26 24 85 62 15 37 83 47 17
Male 19 63 44 37 10 57 47 43 24 78 54 22
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 21 68 47 32 17 74 57 26 31 88 57 12
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 50 50 50 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 11 61 50 39 5 55 50 45 22 67 44 33
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 30 82 53 18 34 86 53 14 21 88 67 12
Female 43 87 43 13 52 88 36 12 32 97 65 3
Male 20 80 59 20 20 85 66 15 9 79 70 21
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 30 82 52 18 32 86 54 14 21 87 67 13
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 5 70 65 30 20 75 55 25 20 73 53 27
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 19 87 69 13 15 85 70 15 16 84 67 16
Female 17 89 72 11 13 85 73 15 14 85 71 15
Male 20 86 66 14 16 84 67 16 19 82 64 18
Black 14 64 50 36 17 50 33 50 - 60 60 40
Hispanic 23 77 53 23 10 70 60 30 9 56 47 44
White 19 89 71 11 16 87 71 13 18 87 69 13
Two or more races 7 70 63 30 - 79 79 21 3 66 62 34
Students with Disabilities 14 52 38 48 12 55 43 45 12 53 41 47
Economically Disadvantaged 11 79 69 21 7 73 67 27 8 75 67 25
English Learners 7 67 60 33 17 58 42 42 - 27 27 73
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 13 88 75 13 22 81 59 19 23 81 58 19
Female 22 89 67 11 13 70 57 30 26 77 52 23
Male 5 86 81 14 30 91 61 9 19 85 65 15
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 13 87 74 13 23 80 57 20 27 86 59 14
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 3 76 72 24 6 67 61 33 16 84 68 16
English Learners < 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 16 84 68 16 38 95 57 5 31 90 60 10
Female 8 92 84 8 48 96 48 4 22 96 74 4
Male 22 78 57 22 32 95 62 5 37 86 49 14
Black < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 19 83 63 17 44 94 50 6 33 93 60 7
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 14 76 62 24 17 88 71 13 12 76 65 24
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 30 85 55 15 12 74 62 26 25 88 63 12
Female 28 80 52 20 4 75 71 25 26 91 65 9
Male 32 89 57 11 16 73 57 27 24 86 62 14
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 33 96 62 4 12 75 63 25 27 90 63 10
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 50 50 50 10 50 40 50 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 9 78 70 22 9 50 41 50 9 78 70 22
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
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 11 85 74 15 5 95 89 5 22 92 71 8
Female 3 82 79 18 - 91 91 9 17 100 83 0
Male 18 88 70 13 9 97 88 3 24 88 63 12
Black < < < < < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 13 89 76 11 6 98 91 2 26 94 69 6
Two or more races < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged - 73 73 27 - 95 95 5 15 85 70 15
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 24 79 55 21 17 83 66 17 13 69 56 31
Female 26 86 60 14 15 88 73 12 9 68 59 32
Male 23 71 48 29 18 79 61 21 16 69 53 31
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < < < <
White 26 82 56 18 18 90 72 10 16 80 64 20
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities 40 60 20 40 < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 8 71 63 29 4 72 68 28 6 56 50 44
English Learners < < < < < < < < < < < <
Grade 8 Mathematics Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 4 90 85 10 13 68 55 32 8 69 61 31
Female - 86 86 14 16 72 56 28 5 77 73 23
Male 10 95 85 5 9 64 55 36 10 62 52 38
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 2 90 88 10 15 76 61 24 10 76 67 24
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < 30 50 20 50 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged - 91 91 9 - 55 55 45 - 57 57 43
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 5 81 76 19 4 83 79 17 6 83 77 17
Female 9 84 75 16 2 88 86 12 6 82 76 18
Male 2 79 76 21 6 76 71 24 6 84 78 16
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 5 83 78 17 5 83 79 17 7 88 81 12
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 43 43 57 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 4 68 64 32 - 82 82 18 - 75 75 25
English Learners < 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 22 100 78 0 14 94 80 6 1 88 87 12
Female 18 100 83 0 18 97 79 3 - 86 86 14
Male 28 100 72 0 11 91 80 9 3 90 87 10
Black < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 17 100 83 0 14 94 79 6 2 87 85 13
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < 100 < 0 < < < < - 60 60 40
Economically Disadvantaged 32 100 68 0 14 86 71 14 - 74 74 26
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 52 98 45 2 7 86 79 14 18 88 70 13
Female 43 100 57 0 6 86 81 14 20 88 68 12
Male 61 96 35 4 9 86 77 14 13 87 73 13
Black < 100 < 0 < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
White 50 97 47 3 8 89 81 11 14 89 74 11
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 60 100 40 0 10 60 50 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

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 27 91 64 9 17 88 71 12 17 93 76 7
Female 24 91 67 9 15 90 75 10 17 93 76 7
Male 30 91 62 9 20 87 67 13 17 92 75 8
Black < < < < 20 60 40 40 < < < <
Hispanic 33 80 47 20 28 89 61 11 15 90 75 10
White 27 92 65 8 16 90 73 10 18 94 76 6
Two or more races 8 92 85 8 - 80 80 20 - 93 93 7
Students with Disabilities 5 62 56 38 3 55 53 45 4 64 61 36
Economically Disadvantaged 20 87 68 13 13 79 65 21 6 89 83 11
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 58 92 34 8 28 87 59 13 30 93 63 7
Female 48 88 40 12 21 88 67 13 43 96 52 4
Male 68 96 29 4 31 87 56 13 22 92 70 8
Hispanic < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
White 67 96 29 4 31 90 59 10 35 92 56 8
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities 20 70 50 30 10 80 70 20 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 43 91 48 9 18 77 59 23 13 87 74 13
English Learners < < < < < 100 < 0 < 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 12 87 75 13 8 83 75 17 14 93 78 7
Female 13 87 74 13 9 85 76 15 10 90 81 10
Male 11 86 75 14 7 79 72 21 18 95 76 5
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < < < < < < < <
White 13 91 77 9 7 85 78 15 17 97 80 3
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < - 50 50 50 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 11 89 78 11 - 62 62 38 6 89 83 11
Biology Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 13 88 75 12 16 87 71 13 19 95 75 5
Female 16 91 75 9 15 90 76 10 17 97 80 3
Male 11 86 75 14 17 83 66 17 23 91 68 9
Black < 100 < 0 < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 12 87 75 13 14 86 71 14 21 96 75 4
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 50 50 50 < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 10 83 72 17 19 81 63 19 5 89 84 11
Chemistry Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 35 95 60 5 20 98 78 3 6 97 91 3
Female 30 95 65 5 17 96 79 4 8 96 88 4
Male 40 95 55 5 25 100 75 0 < 100 < 0
Black < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 31 94 64 6 14 97 83 3 6 97 91 3
Two or more races < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 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 26 94 68 6 15 93 78 7 12 88 76 12
Female 22 93 71 7 15 93 78 8 12 88 76 12
Male 31 95 64 5 15 95 80 5 12 88 76 12
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 25 95 70 5 14 96 82 4 12 90 78 10
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities - 80 80 20 < < < < - 50 50 50
Economically Disadvantaged 9 83 74 17 10 90 80 10 - 88 88 13
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

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 19 83 65 17 24 92 68 8 14 86 72 14
Female 15 83 67 17 17 89 73 11 8 81 72 19
Male 22 84 62 16 31 94 63 6 20 91 71 9
Black < < < < < < < < < < < <
Hispanic 38 92 54 8 29 100 71 0 18 91 73 9
White 19 83 65 17 25 92 66 8 15 86 72 14
Two or more races 7 79 71 21 - 87 87 13 7 79 71 21
Students with Disabilities 13 58 45 42 12 65 54 35 6 66 60 34
Economically Disadvantaged 11 78 67 22 10 86 76 14 5 82 77 18
English Learners < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
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 13 87 75 13 16 91 75 9 3 90 87 10
Female 10 90 81 10 10 87 77 13 - 91 91 9
Male 14 86 71 14 21 95 74 5 7 90 83 10
Black < < < < < 100 < 0
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 10 88 78 12 18 90 72 10 3 90 87 10
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 7 73 67 27 8 88 79 13 - 91 91 9
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 13 84 71 16 23 94 71 6 20 84 64 16
Female 9 82 73 18 14 90 76 10 12 73 62 27
Male 18 86 68 14 36 100 64 0 32 100 68 0
Hispanic < < < < < 100 < 0 < < < <
White 8 83 75 17 22 94 72 6 19 86 68 14
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 6 76 71 24 18 91 73 9 9 91 82 9
English Learners < 100 < 0 < < < <
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 < 100 < 0 20 80 60 20 13 87 74 13
Female < 100 < 0 < < < < 14 79 64 21
Male < 100 < 0 < < < < < 100 < 0
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White < 100 < 0 21 79 57 21 9 86 77 14
Geography Performance 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Student Subgroup Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed Advanced Passed Proficient Failed
All Students 12 83 71 17 20 95 75 5 6 76 71 24
Female 12 83 71 17 16 95 79 5 6 74 68 26
Male 13 83 70 17 27 96 69 4 5 79 74 21
Black < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 14 81 68 19 18 95 76 5 6 78 72 22
Two or more races < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 12 81 69 19 - 89 89 11 5 70 65 30
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 25 75 50 25 16 89 73 11 6 92 86 8
Female 23 84 61 16 12 85 73 15 - 85 85 15
Male 28 66 38 34 19 92 73 8 10 97 87 3
Black < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 27 76 49 24 17 90 73 10 7 93 86 7
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < < < <
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 13 74 61 26 4 78 74 22 - 94 94 6
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 52 93 41 7 37 87 50 13
Female 27 73 46 27 45 91 45 9 22 81 59 19
Male 26 94 68 6 56 94 38 6 48 91 42 9
Black < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
Hispanic < 100 < 0 < 100 < 0
White 31 85 54 15 57 94 37 6 39 86 46 14
Two or more races < < < < < < < < < 100 < 0
Students with Disabilities < < < < < < < < < < < <
Economically Disadvantaged 16 84 68 16 25 85 60 15 12 71 59 29
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: 98.18 State: 89.72 Division: 91.38 State: 88.34 Division: 95.35 State: 88.19

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

2015-20162016-20172017-2018
State3,4624,2272,762
Division200
Number of recently arrived English language learners exempted from state reading assessments

Enrollment

Fall Membership by Grade

Grade 2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Pre-kindergarten202031
Kindergarten555731
Grade 1585767
Grade 2715460
Grade 3626754
Grade 4656065
Grade 5556862
Grade 6755368
Grade 7647554
Grade 8696672
Grade 9846367
Grade 10807866
Grade 11717773
Grade 12657181
Total Students894866851
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 Students894866851
Female414403397
Male480463454
American Indian211
Asian731
Black262223
Hispanic414644
White780752728
Two or more races384254
Students with Disabilities116104109
Not Students with Disabilities778762742
Economically Disadvantaged318284281
Not Economically Disadvantaged576582570
English Learners171619
Not English Learners877850832
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 43 30 0 3 1 0
State 50979 36013 2733 1046 5404 1786
Female Division 23 10 0 0 0 0
State 27837 15823 920 366 1922 656
Male Division 20 20 0 3 1 0
State 23142 20190 1813 680 3482 1130
Black Division < < < < 0 <
State 7955 11090 1111 244 1359 744
Hispanic Division < < < < 0 <
State 5086 5583 317 105 2172 323
White Division 38 27 0 3 1 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 < < < < 0 <
State 1056 6505 2733 136 1108 108
Economically Disadvantaged Division 8 6 0 2 0 0
State 10704 17342 1680 460 2640 1096
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 Students777394.87698.711.3
Female33331003310000
Male444090.94397.712.3
Black0<100<10000
Hispanic0<100<10000
White696594.26898.611.4
Two or more races0<100<10000
Students with Disabilities0<100<10000
Economically Disadvantaged161487.51610000
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 Taken - 15 / 5.19%17 / 5.92%
Advanced Placement Course Enrollment - 27 / 9.34%30 / 10.45%
Dual Enrollment29 / 9.67%49 / 16.96%86 / 29.97%
Governor’s School Enrollment - - -
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 55 31 44
State 82482 57560 30
Female Division 23 15 35
State 41546 31230 25
Male Division 32 16 50
State 40936 26330 36
Black Division 0 < 100
State 18272 11640 36
Hispanic Division 0 < 100
State 8547 5341 38
White Division 48 27 44
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 0 < 100
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 LicensuresDivision---
 State179019641412
Industry CertificationDivision8086-
 State100544109590103892
Workplace ReadinessDivision364454
 State307754231350242
Total Credentials EarnedDivision11613054
 State137248157490159017
Students Earning One or More CredentialsDivision9410254
 State109089126113127744
CTE CompletersDivision333744
 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 47 104 39 37.5%
2014-2015
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 45 92 34 37%
2015-2016
Number of Test Takers Number of Tests Taken Number of Tests with Qualifying Scores Percentage of Tests Passed
All Students 41 78 29 37.2%
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
61.4 62.3 62.5

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
2014-20159,512.003,041.00675.00
2015-20169,729.003,152.00856.00
2016-201710,302.003,464.00781.00

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 Students62914861105623131589860412471140742823229
Female298732845288622745280613761349441414
Male331753360335693153324633479393381815
American Indian0000000000000000
Asian0000000000000000
Black17512167121842320102
Hispanic30505394133763642812
White5521295687540112528251610462121637672921
Two or more races2494102284829104739624
Students with Disabilities7716112076178166919924911444
Economically Disadvantaged199602246173462640178453769223432018
English Learners12201141021710420101
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
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Offenses <
Disorderly or Disruptive Behavior Offenses <
Other Offenses Against Persons <
Weapons 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 Indian0.1090.2240.115
Asian0.5440.7830.346
Black2.5032.9086.672.54
Hispanic3.74.5865.31216.67
Native Hawaiian
White88.90192.8687.24886.6786.83683.33
Two or more races4.2447.144.2516.674.85
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 Indian0.1090.2240.115
Asian0.5440.7830.346
Black2.5032.9082.54
Hispanic3.74.5865.312
Native Hawaiian
White88.90187.24886.836
Two or more races4.2444.2514.85
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 Indian0.1090.2240.115
Asian0.5440.7830.346
Black2.5032.9082.54
Hispanic3.74.5865.312
Native Hawaiian
White88.90110087.24886.836
Two or more races4.2444.2514.85
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 32.9329.5530.5
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 42.3347.645.49
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 6976.7567.29
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: 11.49 : 1

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2016-2017 Grades 8-12 Student Teacher Ratio: 9.21 : 1

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Provisionally Licensed Teachers

Provisionally Licensed Teachers
  2016-20172017-2018
Provisional1%2%
Provisional Special Education0%1%
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%51%0%3%
2016-201746%53%0%1%
2017-201845%54%0%1%
LEGEND < = A group below state definition for personally identifiable results
- = No data for group
* = Data not yet available
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