Marshall one of the few SOL bright spots in Richmond

Student achievement improved statewide during 2012-2013 on challenging mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) tests first introduced two years ago, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) reported today. Statewide, 71% of students passed the mathematics assessment for their grade level or course, compared with 68 percent during 2011-2012. Students posted gains on all of the individual grade-level and end-of-course mathematics SOL tests, with the biggest increases in grades 4, 6, 7 and Algebra II.

In Richmond, scores fell in 25 of the 33 tested areas with the exception of Civics & Economics, U.S.History I, grade 3 history, grade 6 math, grade 8 math, Algebra I, Algebra II, and grade 5 reading.

John Marshall HS is one of the few bright spots, with scores that held steady or improved in 9 of the 14 reporting categories. Marshall’s Algebra II pass rate jumped from 33% to 80%, and Geometry climbed from 38% to 51%. Henderson’s scores fell in 10 of their 16 categories, with grades 6, 7, and 8th grade reading dropping 49%, 34%, and 36%.

Richmond Public Schools SOL Results 2012-2013

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Individual SOL Results 2012-2013

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  1. #1 • dejavudu •

    Are there people who still give a damn about SOLs?