SOL Scores Inch Higher

reading_SOLThe percentage of Virginia students passing the Standards of Learning assessment tests gained a percentage point in the 2015-2016 school year, the Virginia Department of Education reported today.

β€œA one-point improvement in mathematics means that approximately 11,500 more students met or exceeded the benchmark for proficiency for their grade or course,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples said in a press release. β€œIn reading, a one-point increase equals approximately 8,000 students, and in science, more than 6,000.

To see the scores for all school jurisdictions, courtesy of Jim Weigand, click here.

— JAB

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5 responses to “SOL Scores Inch Higher

  1. When will technology become part of the standard? The three Rs are great but we need to add a “t”.

  2. I’m told by teachers that the SOLs have become too many and that it has come at a cost to core reading, writing and arithmetic -that is necessary for technology.

    there are only so many hours in the day -and we have kids that are not getting enough time on the core skills… and you’re seeing this at the college level where about 1/3 of those who enter – have to take remedial core subjects and also in the armed forces where a third lack the basic academic skills necessary for them to pass training for modern weapons.

    you can’t require a kid to learn about Jamestown or Jefferson if they still are not a competent reader… and can’t do math.

  3. Perhaps a researcher could add a column showing expenditure/student.

  4. I think it would be great to see how other charter/choice schools did on these…. and if they did better than their public school counterparts.

    how about it?

  5. Cynic might say that teachers are getting incrementally better at teaching to the test.

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